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The Bias in State K-12 Education Rankings (Guest: Stan Liebowitz)

January 22, 2019

Stan Liebowitz, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, applies economic reasoning to state K-12 education systems.

Dr. Liebowitz, co-director of the Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education (CAFÉ) in the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, joins the show to discuss his recent study on the bias in well-known rankings of state K-12 education systems. In the study, “Fixing the Bias in Current State K-12 Education Rankings,” published by the Cato Institute, Stan and his coauthor, Matthew L Kelly, construct a new measure of the efficiency of K-12 systems that yields very different state rankings.

The issues Stan analyzes range from the economic impact of new technologies, intellectual property and piracy, to the economics of networks, pricing issues, and antitrust.

Joe Barnett is a senior editor at The Heartland Institute and a policy advisor on budget and tax issues.
Stan Liebowitz is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Finance and Managerial Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also the director of the Center for Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation at the university.More information here.