Michael Podgursky

Michael Podgursky
  • Research Interests

  • Education policy

Biography

Dr. Podgursky is Middlebush Professor of Economics and Department Chair at University of Missouri. He has been Department Chair since 1995. Prior to that he was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1980-1995). He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri – Columbia (1974) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1980). He has published numerous articles and reports on education policy and teacher quality, and co-authored a book, Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality. His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Agriculture, and several foundations. He has served as a consultant on school finance litigation to numerous states. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the American Education Finance Association, the board of directors of the National Center for Teacher Quality, and the editorial board of Education Finance and Policy.

Education

  • PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

  • Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Quality: Are There Real Differences Across Programs?
    Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, Michael Podgursky and Mark Ehlert

    Education Finance and Policy 10(4): 508-534

  • Who Benefits from Pension Enhancements?
    Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky

    Education Finance and Policy, 9(2): 165-192

  • Teacher Pension Systems, the Composition of the Teaching Workforce, and Teacher Quality
    Cory Koedel, Michael Podgursky and Shishan Shi

    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(3): 574-596

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