The mission of the Education Economics Center is to provide nonpartisan research and technical assistance in the evaluation and design of education policy, including both tax and expenditure issues.
The objective of the Center is to promote the development of sound education policy and public understanding of education issues with the goal of maximizing student learning and achievement.
About the Education Economics Center
The Education Economics Center promotes the development of sound education policy by bringing data evidence to education decisions. Housed in the Coles College of Business, the center provides nonpartisan research and analysis for the evaluation and design of state and national education policy. Under the direction of director Ben Scafidi, the center explores education taxes, expenditures and resulting outcomes.
The center also undertakes research surrounding school choice including public, private and charter institutions, access to Advanced Placement courses, teachers and voter attitudes.
Dr. Ben Scafidi
Director of the Education Economics Center
Professor of Economics