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Ludger Woessmann

Biography: 

Department of Economics, University of Munich
Research: Educational Achievement and the Economic Growth of Nations
Fellowship period: Jan–July 2010

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Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmannvia Brookings Institution Press
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In Endangering Prosperity, a trio of experts on international education policy compares the performance of American schools against that of other nations. The net result is a mixed but largely disappointing picture that clearly shows where improvement is most needed.

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Teaching Math to the Talented

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmannvia Education Next
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Which countries—and states—are producing high-achieving students...?

The high cost of low educational performance

with Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education; Ludger Woessman is from the University of Munich. Hanushek and Woessman discuss a recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that links modest and achievable gains in student learning with large increases in gross domestic product (GDP) over the long run. Video transcript (5:38)

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