Harvard Economist Examines School Choice

The Karl Eller Center at the Eller College of Business and Public Administration announces the 2001 Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy, to be held on Monday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. in McClelland Hall's Berger Auditorium, Room 207.

This is the 16th annual lecture and features Harvard University Morris Kahn Associate Professor Caroline M. Hoxby who will discuss "School Choice: An Economist's View."

A distinguished economist, Hoxby pursued her master's degree in economics at Oxford University after graduating summa cum laude from Harvard. She subsequently earned a doctorate in economics from MIT. Recipient of many distinguished awards, grants, and fellowships, and author of numerous published papers, Hoxby remains a widely recognized authority in education economics.

Hoxby's affiliations include the National Bureau of Economic Research; the Brookings Institution; Brown Center for Education; Hoover Institution; and the MacArthur Foundation. Honors, grants, and fellowships include Carnegie Scholar; Rhodes Scholar; Ford Foundation Fellowship; Bunting Institute Fellowship; National Science Foundation; and the Spencer Foundation Fellowship.

Publications authored by Hoxby include "The Productivity of Schools and Other Local Public Goods Producers"; How Much Does School Spending Depend on Family Income"; "The Effects of School Choice on Curriculum and Atmosphere"; "Does Competition Among Public Schools Benefit Students and Taxpayers?"; and "The Effects of Class Size on Student Achievement: New Evidence from Population Variation".

A reception for Hoxby will immediately follow the Fathauer Lecture in the McClelland Hall Estes Atrium. Guests of the lecture and reception will include family and friends of the Fathauers, distinguished university faculty and university senior administrators.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

The Karl Eller Center and the Eller College of Business and Public Administration are honored to continue this tradition of excellence and dialogue, made possible through the insight and generosity of Walter Fathauer and the late Isabel Shattuck Fathauer.

Call the Eller Center at 621-2576, or e-mail at entrenet@bpa.arizona.edu to RSVP for the lecture and reception.

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