EFAP and AEFP (Association for Education Finance and Policy)
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

 NEWS! Amy Ellen Schwartz, past President of AEFP Joins EFAP!

 

 

AEFP Outstanding Dissertation Awards to EFAP graduate students and faculty:

2012, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang (Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Public Administration; dissertation title: Three essays on education policy and finance); Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, School of Urban and Regional Planning and Public Policy Center.

 

2008, Emily Pas Isenberg (Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Economics; dissertation title: Essays on Teacher Labor Markets and Educational Disparities); Abt Associates, US Census Bureau.

2003, Robert Bifulco (Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Public Administration; dissertation title: Do Whole-School Reform Models Boost Student Performance: Evidence from New York City); Associate Professor of Public Administration At Syracuse University and a Senior Research Associate at EFAP.

2001, Anna Lukemeyer (Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Public Administration; dissertation title: Education Finance Equity: Judicial Treatment of Key Issues and Impact of That Treatment on Reform); Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

1998, Ross H. Rubenstein (Ph.D. from New York University in Public Administration; dissertation title: School-Level Budgeting and Resource Allocation in the Chicago Schools: Processes and Results); Associate  Professor at Syracuse University and a Senior Research Associate at EFAP.


 

AEFP conference presentations by EFAP faculty and graduate students:

2013

Wael S. Moussa (Syracuse University), "The Effects of September 11th, 2001 on the Academic Achievement of Arab Students: Evidence from New York City Public Schools." (Co-Authors: Alexander N. Bogin, Syracuse University, Christian Buerger, Syracuse University)

 

Robert Bifulco (Syracuse University), "The Effects of School Desegregation on Teteenage Fertility." (Co-Authors: Leonard M. Lopoo, Syracuse University, Sun Jung Oh, Syracuse University)

 

Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, (University of Iowa), Hedonic Vices. (Poster Session) (Co-author: John Yinger, Syracuse University)

 

2012

William Duncombe (Syracuse University), "Does School District Consolidation Affect Housing Prices?" (Co-author: John Yinger, Syracuse University)

 

Alexander Bogin, (Syracuse University). "No Base Left Behind: The Effect of Base Closings on School Spending." (Poster Session)(Co-author: Phuong Nguyen, University of Iowa, Ryan Yeung, Rutgers University-Camden)

 

2011

Ross Rubenstein (Syracuse University), "Examining the Say Yes to Education Program’s Initial Impacts on Family Choices and Economic Development in Syracuse." (Co-author Robert Bifulco, Syracuse University)

 

Robert Bifulco (Syracuse University), " The Influence of Finance Policies on Charter School Locations." (Co-author Christian Buerger, Syracuse University)

 

William Duncombe (Syracuse University), "State Property Tax Relief and Local Response: A Reexamination of New York’s STAR Program."  (Co-author John Yinger, Syracuse University)

 

Kalena E. Cortes (Syracuse University), Lei Zhang, (Clemson University), "College Admission Tournament and High School Student Achievement: Evidence from Texas Top 10% Plan."

 

Ryan Yeung (Syracuse University), " The Effect of East Asian Immigrant Composition
on Student Achievement."

 

2010

Jesse Bricker, (Syracuse University), "The Role of Specific Subjects in Education Functions: Evidence from Morning Classes in Chicago Public High School." (co-authors Kalena E. Cortes and Chris Rohlfs, Syracuse University)

 

Jeffrey Weinstein, (Syracuse University), "The Impact of School Racial Compositions on Neighborhood Racial Compositions: Evidence from School Redistricting."

 

Robert Bifulco, (Syracuse University), " Student Integration, Perceptions, and Attitudes: A Glimpse Inside Interdistrict Magnet Schools." (co-authors Christian Buerger, Syracuse University, and Casey Cobb, University of Connecticut)

 

Phuong Nguyen-Haong, (Syracuse University), "Removal of Property Tax Limits: Evidence from New York."

 

Il Hwan Chung, (Syracuse University), "Impact of State Aid Reform on Property Values: A Case Study of Marylandʹs Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act." (coauthors William Duncombe and John Yinger, Syracuse University)

 

Kalena Cortes, (Syracuse University), "Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect
of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values." (co-author Andrew l. Friedson,
Syracuse University)

 

Kalena Cortes, (Syracuse University), "The Role of Specific Subjects in Education Production Functions: Evidence from Morning Classes in Chicago Public High Schools." (coauthors Jesse Bricker and Chris Rohlfs, Syracuse University)

 

Ryan Yeung, (Syracuse University), "Athletics, Athletic Leadership and Academic Achievement."

 

2009

Robert Bifulco, (Syracuse University), "The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Individual Evidence from the Add Health."  (Co-authors Jason Fletcher, (Yale University), Stephen Ross, (University of Connecticut)

 

Robert Bifulco, (Syracuse University), "Can Interdistrict Choice Boost Student Achievement? The Case of Connecticut's Interdistrict Magnet School."

 

Cynthia S. Searcy (Georgia State University), William Duncombe, (Syracuse University), "An Examination of the Financial Health of Georgia's Start-up Charter Schools."

 

John Yinger, (Syracuse University), "Hedonic Markets and Explicit Demands: Bid-Function
Envelopes for School Quality.
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Julie Anna Golebiewski, (Syracuse University), "Grade A Athletes? An Evaluation of Statewide "No Pass, No Play."

Ryan Yeung, (Syracuse University), "The Cost of Race."

 

2008

Kalena Cortes (Syracuse University), Sally Kwak, (University of Hawaii-Manoa), "The Distributional Consequences of Changes in Financial Aid Packages."

William Duncombe and John Yinger,(Syracuse University), "Dollars Without Sense: The Mismatch Between the No Child Left Behind Act Accountability System and Title 1 Funding."

William Duncombe and John Yinger, "The Use of Cost Functions in Education Finance Research: Examining Validity and Reliability."

Julie Anna Golebiewski and John Yinger, "Education Foundation Contributions and the Demand for Student Performance."

Larry Miller and Ross Rubenstein, ""Examining the Nature and Magnitude of Intra-District Resource Disparities in Four Mid-Sized New York State School Districts."
 

Phuong Nguyen, and John Yinger, "Court Mandated Education Finance Reform in Massachusetts: A Look Into Its Second Phase."

Ross Rubenstein, Leanna Stiefel, (New York University), Amy Ellen Schwartz (New York University), "Can Reorganizing K-8 Education Improve Academic Performance? The Impact of Grade Span on Student Achievement."

 

Ryan Yeung, "Are School Uniforms a Good Fit? Results from the ECLS-K and the NELS."

 

2007

Sonali Ballal and Ross Rubenstein, "The Effect of Tax and Expenditure Limitations on Public Education Spending: A Meta Analysis."

Kalena Cortes, "College Quality and the Texas Top 10% Plan: Implications for Minority Students."

William Duncombe and John Yinger, "Incentives Created by the California Education Finance System."

William Duncombe and John Yinger, "The Flypaper Effect Revisited: Are Matching Grants Really More Stimulative Than Lump Sum Grants for Education?"

Julie Anna Golebiewski and John Yinger, "Twice as Nice: An Educational Cost Model with Two Performance Indices."

Emily Pas, "The Effect of Health Disparities on the Black-White Test Score Gap in Elementary School."

Ross Rubenstein, Amy Ellen Schwartz (New York University), Leanna Stiefel (New York University), Jeffrey Zabel (Tufts University), "It’s Not Just Span: Size, Services, Spending and Grade Span in K-8 School Organization."

Ross Rubenstein and Larry Miller, "Examining the Nature and Magnitude of Intra-District Resource Disparities in “The Big Four” New York State School Districts."

Wen Wang (East Carolina University), William Duncombe and John Yinger, "School Facilities Funding and Capital Outlay Distribution in the States."

Ryan Yeung, Brad Gunton (New York University), Dylan Kalbacher (New York University), Jed Seltzer (New York University), Hannah Wesolowski (New York University), "SCHIP-ing Away at Student Absenteeism: Does the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Improve Children’s Attendance in School?"