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Krueger named Carnegie Scholar

Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , was named a 2003 Carnegie Scholar. Krueger, director of the Survey Research Center, will receive up to $100,000 over the next two years from the Carnegie Corp. to re-evaluate three prominent school voucher experiments.

Recently, Krueger, and his co-author, Princeton University graduate student Pei Zhu, re-examined data from a widely referenced New York City voucher experiment conducted from 1997 to 2000 by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. Their re-analysis of the study's data concluded that the experiment's findings were not nearly as robust as previous researchers had reported. The Carnegie award will enable Krueger to extend his work on New York and expand his analysis to include two other cities that participated in voucher experiments.

More information about the Carnegie Scholars is available in a press release .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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