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Clive Belfield
Economics Department

PhD (Economics) 1997 University of Exeter, U.K.
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Clive Belfield is a professor of economics at Queens College, City University of New York. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Exeter in England. He is also Principal Economist at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor Belfield has authored three books and numerous articles on the economics of education; he has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Education, and the British Government, as well as nonprofit foundations and education think tanks; and he has been an expert witness in state constitutional court cases on educational adequacy.

Economic Evaluation in Education: Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis (2018, with Levin, McEwan, Bowden, Shand). Sage Publications, New York.

The Price We Pay: The Costs to the Nation of Inadequate Education (2007, lead author, with Levin). Brookings Press, Washington, DC.

Privatizing Educational Choice (2005, with Levin). Paradigm Publishers, Denver, CO.

Economic Principles for Education: Theory and Evidence (2000). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK. (Choice Book of the Year).

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