Sean P. Corcoran
Areas of expertise
State and local public finance • Labor economics • Economics of education • Applied microeconometrics
Sean P. Corcoran (Ph.D Economics, University of Maryland, 2003) is an assistant professor of educational economics at the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, and an affiliated faculty of the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and Institute for Education and Social Policy. His research interests include state and local public finance, labor economics, the economics of education, and applied microeconometrics. Professor Corcoran is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., is the principal investigator for major grants related to the political economy of school finance from both the Spencer and Russell Sage Foundations, and was recently a 2005-06 visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. In 2004 he was the recipient of the Jean Flanigan Dissertation Award from the American Education Finance Association. His recent publications can be found in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the American Economic Review.
Ph.D Economics, University of Maryland, 2003
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Effective teachers are demonstrably the most important resource schools have for improving the academic success of their students (Hanushek and Rivkin 2006; Rice 2003).
[THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN EDUCATION WEEK ON APRIL 30, 2008, VOL. 27, ISSUE 35, PAGE 30.]
The Teaching Penalty
We can’t recruit and retain excellent educators on the cheap
By Lawrence Mishel, Sylvia Allegretto, and Sean Corcoran
“How to Make Great Teachers” was the headline of the cover story of a recent issue of Time magazine.
Opinion pieces and speeches by EPI staff and associates.
[ THIS PIECE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE EDUWONKETTE BLOG OF THE EDUCATION WEEK ON MARCH 7, 2008.
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The Teaching Penalty, state-by-state
Growth of pay gap for male and female teachers
For women teachers, what used to be a pay advantage has turned into a deficit
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Long View: Trends in Teacher Pay
Chapter 2 Recent Trends in the Relative Earnings of Teachers
Chapter 3 The Earnings of Teachers Relative to “Comparable” Occupations
Chapter 4 The Role of Differences in Non-Wage Benefits
Chapter 5 Misuse of the National Compensation Survey, Revisited
Conclusion and Policy Implications
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Teacher quality is the most important input schools contribute to the academic success of their students (Hanushek and Rivkin 2006; Rice 2003).
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Introduction: The Debate Over Teacher Pay