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Helen F. Ladd

Duke University

Helen F. Ladd is the Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies and professor of economics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Her education research focuses on school finance and accountability, teacher labor markets, school choice, and early childhood programs. With colleagues at Duke University and UNC, she has used rich longitudinal administrative data from North Carolina to study school segregation, teacher labor markets, teacher quality, charter schools, and early childhood programs. She is the co-author or co-editor of 12 books, including Holding Schools Accountable: Performance-Based Reform in Education (Brookings Institution, 1996), The Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (2008 and second edition 2015), books on school reform in New Zealand and South Africa, and a forthcoming book entitled, Educational Goods, Values, Evidence and Decision Making.