Perspective

The fiscal externalities of charter schools: Evidence from North Carolina

The following is the abstract from Helen Ladd and John Singleton's recent publication on the fiscal impacts of charter schools. The full report is included below.

About the authors

Helen Ladd is the Susan B. King professor of public policy and professor of economics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Most of her current research focuses on education policy. She is particularly interested in various aspects of school accountability, education finance, teacher labor markets, and school choice.

John D. Singleton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on empirical questions related to the equity and finance of school choice programs and the implications for policy. His dissertation work studying inequities in access to school choice generated by charter school funding policies was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Foundation fellowship. He received his BA in economics from Calvin College, an MA in economics from University of Colorado Denver, and PhD from Duke University.