EFAP Lecture Series
Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Jerry MinerThis annual lecture is sponsored by EFAP and named in honor of Emeritus Professor Jerry Miner, an EFAP faculty associate who is widely known for his research in public finance in general and education finance in particular, and who may be the only person on earth who understands the New York State Education aid formulas.

April 12, 2018 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Susan Dynarski  is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research and serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative

“Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University: Results from a Large-Scale, Randomized Trial”

April 27, 2017 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Scott Imberman (Michigan State University, Department of Educational Administration)

“The Roles of Neonatal Health and Race in Special Education Identification.”  Abstract

April 28, 2016 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Richard Murnane (Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research)

"The Consequences of Educational Reform in Chile: Lessons for the U.S. School Choice Debate"
April 9, 2015 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Douglas Harris (Associate Professor of Economics, University Endowed Chair in Public Education, Director, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Tulane University)
Dr. Harris will present the results from several of his papers on the question, What have been the effects of the New Orleans school reforms? 

April 24, 2014 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Charles Clotfelter (Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics and Law at Duke University) In the 2013/14 academic year he will be a fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice, at the N.Y.U.

"Colleges and Their Customers: The Market for Baccalaureate Education in The Age of Merit and Disparity"

2013 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Amy Schwartz (NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy)
"The Effect of Breakfast in the Classroom on Obesity and Academic Performance: Evidence from New York City"

2012 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Henry Levin (Teachers College, Columbia University)

"The Utility and Need for Incorporating Non-Cognitive Skills into Large Scale Educational Assessments"


2011- Jerry Miner Lecture Series

John Bishop (Department of Human Resource Studies at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University)

"An Economic Theory of Academic Engagement Norms: The Struggle for Popularity and Normative Hegemony in Secondary Schools"

2010- Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Bruce Baker (Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

"Exploring the Intersection of Within and Between District Disparities in Education"

"Premature celebrations: The persistence of inter-district funding disparities"
"Rearranging Deck Chairs in Dallas: Contextual Constraints and Within District Resource Allocation in Urban Texas School Districts"


2009- Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Andrew Reschovsky (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Visiting Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy)

"Modeling School Finance Reform"


2008- Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Steven Rivkin (Amherst College)

"School Quality and the Black-White Achievement Gap"


2007- Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Thomas Downes (Tufts University)

"Alternative Revenue Generation in Vermont Public Schools: Raising Funds Outside the Tax Base to Support Public Education"

2006- Jerry Miner Lecture Series

James Wyckoff (SUNY-Albany)

"How Changes in Entry Requirements Alter the Teacher Workforce and Affect Student Achievement"

2005 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series

Leanna Stiefel (NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service)

"Disentangling the Racial Test Score Gap: Probing the Evidence in a Large Urban School District”

2004 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Hamilton Lankford (SUNY-Albany)

"Analyzing the Determinants of the Matching of Public School Teachers to Jobs:  Estimating Compensating Differentials in Imperfect Labor Markets."

2003 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Cecilia E. Rouse (Princeton University)
"A Short-Term Study of the Impact of Florida's A+ Plan on Schools."
2002 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Helen Ladd (Duke University)
"Implemententing Value-Added Measures of School Effectiveness: Getting the Incentives Right."
2001 - Jerry Miner Lecture Series
Howard Bloom (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation)
"Measuring the Impacts of Whole School Reforms: Methodological Lessons for an Evaluation of Accererated Schools."