Simon Calmar Andersen is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. His research examines the effects of education policies and interventions. He has published work in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review and Public Administration among others.
Matthew Wiswall is a Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Wiswall is an applied microeconomist who conducts research on child development, education, and applied econometric methodologies. His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education, and published in academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Kin Bing Wu was Lead Education Specialist for China and Mongolia at the World Bank. She had worked in 26 countries in East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Region during her career at the World Bank that spanned over two decades. She has covered low-income, middle-income economies, transitional economies, and post-confliect countries. Her World Bank and academic publications have dealt with the finance and efficiency of education systems, and public policies toward education.
Richard E. Romano is Gerald L. Gunter of Professor at the University of Florida, having become a faculty member there in 1982. His recent research concerns education policy and provision of local public goods. This research highlights peer effects in education and demographic sorting of students among and within schools under alternative education policy regimes.
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and she directs the National Center for Children and Families (www.policyforchildren.org).