Day: October 8, 2008

Paying for Performance to Improve K-12 Student Achievement

Introduction and Executive Summary

This report examines the potential for using performance incentives to improve the K-12 classroom education experience. It uses principles derived from economic theory to identify what type of incentives might work and what form those incentives should take. The limited literature on performance incentive applications in K-12 education is then examined to see if the evidence is consistent with the economic prescriptions. (more…)

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Was the Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis Caused by Lack of Regulations?

William B. Conerly, Ph.D.Cascade Commentary

Summary

Did lack of government regulation create the subprime mortgage crisis? Most likely, more regulation would have increased the problem. (more…)

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