Journal of Education Finance 

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Volume 42, Number 4 Spring 2017


Efficiency Evaluations of U.S. Public Higher Education and Effects of State Funding and Pell Grants: Panel Data Estimates Using Two State Data Envelopment Analysis, 2004-2013 Academic Years

G. Thomas Sav


A Constrained Bureaucratic Model of Behavioral Responses to School Finance Reform

Laura D. Ullrich and Matthew N. Murray


Open Enrollment, Competition, and Student Performance

Michael Babington and David M. Welsch


Examining Inequities in Teacher Pension Benefits

James V. Shuls


Budgeting for the Future: The Long-Term Impacts of Short-Term Thinking in Alabama K-12 Education Funding

Chris Neher, David Patterson, John W. Duffield, and Amy Harvey



Volume 42, Number 3, Winter 2017


State of the States

Making Sense of Fiscal Uncertainty: An Overview of the 2016 State of the States

Brittany Larkin and Spencer C. Weiler

Alabama­­­–Philip Westbrook and Brenda Mendiola

Alaska–Randall S. Vesely

Arizona–Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos and David Martinez

Arkansas–Steve Bounds

California–Henry Tran

Colorado–Gabriel R. Serna, Kelly H. Summers, and Spencer C. Weiler

Connecticut—Lesley DeNardis

Florida–Jolande Morgan, Megan Lane, and R. Craig Wood

Georgia–Brittany Larkin

Illinois–Christine Kiracofe

Kansas– Thomas A. De Luca

Kentucky–Tyrone Bynoe

Louisiana–Venice M. Adams and David G. Buckman

Massachusetts–Tyrone Bynoe

Michigan–Brett Geier and Dennis McCrumb

Minnesota–Nicola A. Alexander

Mississippi–Spencer D. Stone and Michael Robinson

Montana–Lou L. Sabina

Nebraska–Barbara LaCost

Nevada–Deborah A. Verstegen

New Mexico–David G. Martinez and Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos

New York–Osnat Zaken

North Carolina–Lisa G. Driscoll, Jim R. Watson, and Walter Hart

Ohio–Barbara M. De Luca and Krystal Chenault

Oklahoma–Jeffrey Maiden and Stephen\ C. Ballard

Pennsylvania–Andrew L. Armagost and Tim Shrom

Tennessee–Betty Cox and Lisa G. Driscoll

Texas–Ken Helvey

Virginia–William Owings and Leslie S. Kaplan

West Virginia–Michele Eller

Wyoming–Joshua M. Cohe


State Finance Policies for English Language Learners: New Findings from a 50-State Survey

Deborah A. Verstegen


Volume 42, Number 2, Fall 2016


Which Districts Get Into Financial Trouble and Why: Michigan’s Story

David Arsen, Thomas DeLuca, Yongmei Ni, and Michael Bates

The Best Laid Plans: Pay for Performance Incentive Programs for School Leaders

Peter Goff, Ellen Goldring, and Melissa Canney

Grading the Metrics: Performance-Based Funding in the Florida State University System

Luke M. Cornelius and Terence W. Cavanaugh

Financial Crisis Management in Higher Education: How Private Colleges and Universities Responded to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis (The Great Recession)

Andrew R. Dorantes and Justin R. Low

The Prediction of States’ PK-12 Funding Effort and Distribution Based on Their Ideological Makeups

Joel R. Malin


Volume 42, Number 1, Summer 2016


Beyond the Echo-Chamber: State Investments and Student Outcomes in US. Elementary and Secondary Education

Bruce Baker and Mark Weber


Opting Out of the Bill: Voluntary Adequacy Funding in Maryland

Maida A. Finch, Peter Goff, and Erick Houck


Interactions between Federal Academic Earmarks and State Funding for Higher Education: An Instrumental Variables Approach

Jennifer Delaney


The Relationship Between Florida’s Traditional Schools, Education Management Organizational Charters and Hometown Charters Fiscal Revenues and Instructional Expenditures on Student Achievement

Brittany Larkin

Volume 41, Number 1, Summer 2015


Settling a U.S. Senatorial Debate: Understanding Declines in State Higher Education Funding

Michael W. Klein

School Districts’ Expenditure Responses to Federal Stimulus

Carolyn Bordeaux and Nicholas Warner

Do Tax Revolt Provisions Influence Tuition and Fee Levels? Evidence from the States using Recent Panel Data

Gabriel R. Serna

Systemic Inequities in Special Education Financing

Michael Conlin and Meg Jalilevand

Volume 40, No. 4, Spring 2015


Guaranteed Tuition Policies and State General Appropriations for Higher Education: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis

Jennifer A. Delaney and Tyler D. Kearney


The Economic Analysis of University Participation Rates

George Fallis


Financing Education for the Public Good: A New Strategy

Walter W. McMahon


High-Level Football and Appropriations to Universities: Are Sports-Crazed Representatives Responsive to NCAA Divisional Affiliations?

Willis A. Jones


Volume 40, No. 3, Winter 2015


The influence of Finance and Accountability Politics on Location of New York State Charter Schools

Robert Bifulco and Christian Burger

Do Countywide LEAs Allocate Expenditure Differently from Community Centric LEAs? Evidence from National Center for Education Statistics Common Core Data

Thomas A. DeLuca

A Simulation of Pell grant Awards and Costs Using Prior-Prior year Financial Awards

Robert Kelchen and Gigi Jones

Tale of Two Decades: New Evidence on Adequacy and Equity in Pennsylvania

Mathew P. Steinberg and Rand Quinn

State of the States 2014

   State of the States 2014

Brenda Mendiola

Rene J. Noppe, Jr.

Leslie S. Kaplan

Philip Westbrook

Marilyn A. Hirth

Matthew R. Della Sala

Steve Bounds

Tyrone Bynoe

Robert C. Knoeppel

Spencer R. Weiler

Barbara Y. LaCost

Betty Cox

Gabriel R. Serna

Luke J. Stedrak

Ken Helvey

Brittany Larkin

Lisa G. Driscoll

Dennis Womack

Jasmine Ulmer

Jim R. Watson

William Owings

R. Craig Wood

Osnat Zaken

Richard G. Salmon

Joel R. Malin

Randall S. Vesely

Faith E. Crampton


Volume 40, No. 2, Fall 2014


Strategies to Test for Private Student Loan Discrimination

Rajeev Darolia

Education, Cognitive Development, and Poverty: Implications for School Finance Policy

Iris BenDavid-Hadar

Budget Stability, Revenue Volatility, and District Relations: Determinants of Georgia ELOST Distribution to Municipal School Districts

Tyler P. Reinagelg

The Private School Market in Kuwait: A Field Study on Educational Investment Behavior of Kuwaiti Families

Abdulmuhsen Ayedh Alqahtani

Volume 40, No. 1, Summer 2014 


The Political Economy of Education Finance: The Case of Texas

Thomas Husted and Lawrence Kenny

Which School Districts Qualified for Federal School Facility Funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009? Evidence from Ohio

W. Kyle Ingle, Alex J. Bowers, and Thomas E. Davis

School District Income Taxes and School Inputs: The Case of Ohio

Phuong Nguyen-Hoang

Exploring the Impact of Inadequate Funding for English Language Learners in Colorado School Districts

Al Ramirez, Dick M. Carpenter II, and Maureen Breckenridge

An Exploratory Analysis of the Equity of Ohio School Funding

Scott R. Sweetland

Volume 39, No. 4, Spring 2014


Education Finance Reform, Local Behavior, and Student Performance in Massachusetts

Phuong Nguyen-Hoang and John Yinger

Decentralized University Budgeting, United with a More Flexible Tuition Structure

Gary Fethke

The Tangible Impact of School Finance Litigation

Courtney Lockridge and Jeffrey Maiden

Supplemental Educational Services and Student Test Score Gains: Evidence from a Large, Urban School District

Matthew G. Springer, Matthew J. Pepper, and Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar

Volume 39, No. 3, Winter 2014


Higher Education Expenditures and State Balanced Budget Requirements: Is There a Relationship?

Gabriel R. Serna and Gretchen Harris

An Efficacy Analysis of the Texas School Funding Formula with Particular Attention to English Language Learners

R. Anthony Rolle and Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos

State Higher Education Performance Funding: Data, Outcomes, and Policy Implications

David A. Tandberg and Nicholas W. Hillman

State of the States 2013

Volume 39, No. 2, Fall 2016


Estimating the Spillover Effects of School District Demographics on Per-Pupil Spending

Olugbenga Ajilore

School District Financial Condition Assessment System and Its Application to Pennsylvania School Districts

W. Earl Bruck and Lauren Miltenberger

Leaving Equity Behind? A Quantitative Analysis of Fiscal Equity in Nevada’s Public Education Finance System

Deborah A. Verstegen

K-12 Non-Instructional Service Consolidation: Spending Changes and Scale Economies

Thomas A. DeLuca

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