Triangle Economics of Education Workshop 2024

The Triangle Economics of Education Workshop (TEEW) will bring together scholars to present and discuss empirical research on the economics of education.

This year’s keynote speaker is Randall Reback, professor in the Barnard Economics Department and a faculty affiliate at Columbia University’s Population Research Center. His talk is entitled Beyond Labels:  Helping Educators Address Each Child’s Unique Needs.

Reback’s research focuses on the economics of education, especially as it relates to elementary and secondary school policies. He has published research articles concerning school accountability programs, school choice, college guidebook ratings, teacher labor markets, school finance, and schools’ mental health services.

Before arriving at Barnard, Reback was a fifth-grade public school teacher in California and a predoctoral scholar at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. He served as editor of  the highly-ranked journal, Education Finance & Policy, from 2019 to 2023. His research has been recognized by grants and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, the American Education Finance Association, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

This event, which is co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be held in person only. Please view the conference abstracts for more information.