Dominic J. Brewer is Gale and Ira Drukier Dean ofnbsp;New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture,nbsp;Education, and Human Development. A labor economistnbsp;specializing in the economics of educationnbsp;and education policy, Brewer has overseen majornbsp;projects focusing on educational productivity andnbsp;teacher issues in both K-12 and higher education.nbsp;Before joining NYU in 2014, Brewer was a professornbsp;in the Rossier School of Education at thenbsp;University of Southern California for nine years andnbsp;was named Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen professornbsp;in 2007. Prior to coming to USC, he was thenbsp;vice president at the RAND Corporation wherenbsp;he directed RAND's education policy researchnbsp;program for more than 5 years. He spearheadednbsp;RAND's effort to assist in major K-12 reformnbsp;in Qatar, the centerpiece of which is a system ofnbsp;charter-like government-funded schools. He is coauthornbsp;of a book detailing this effort, Education fornbsp;a New Era: Design and Implementation of K-12nbsp;Education Reform in Qatar (2007). Brewer alsonbsp;co-led a state-sponsored evaluation of California'snbsp;charter schools and is one of the authors of Rhetoricnbsp;Versus Reality: What We Know and What We Neednbsp;to Know About Vouchers and Charter Schoolsnbsp;(2001). His most recent publications include anbsp;coedited book, Economics of Education (2010),nbsp;and one on urban education, Urban Education: Anbsp;Model for Leadership and Policy (2011). His earliernbsp;work includes empirical analyses of the effects ofnbsp;teachers on student achievement, class size (includingnbsp;a review of the research literature published innbsp;Scientific American), and a book on competitionnbsp;in higher education, In Pursuit of Prestige: Strategynbsp;and Competition in U.S. Higher Education (2001).nbsp;Brewer served as codirector of Policy Analysisnbsp;for California Education (PACE), a policy researchnbsp;collaboration of USC, University of California,nbsp;Berkeley, and Stanford University. He is presidentnbsp;of the Association for Education Finance andnbsp;Policy for 2014-2015; past coeditor of Educationalnbsp;Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), 2010-2012;nbsp;and a fellow of the American Educational Researchnbsp;Association (AERA), elected in 2011. Brewer holdsnbsp;a bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics, andnbsp;economics from the University of Oxford, a master'snbsp;degree in economics from the University ofnbsp;Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a PhD in labor economicsnbsp;from Cornell University.
Patrick J. McEwan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and an affiliate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Previously, he taught in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served as Assistant Director of Research at the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He completed his PhD in education at Stanford University, in addition to master's degrees in economics and international development. His published books (with Henry Levin) include Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Methods and Applications, Second Edition (2001) and Cost-Effectiveness and Educational Policy: 2002 Yearbook of the American Education Finance Association (2002). He is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reports, and he has consulted on education policy and evaluation at the Inter-American Development Bank, RAND, UNESCO, and the ministries of education of several countries. His recent research (with Martin Carnoy) has evaluated the impact of Chile's national voucher plan on the effectiveness and efficiency of primary education.