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Martin Carnoy

Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University

He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Caltech.
He worked for four years at The Brookings Institution as a research associate, working on trade and development in Latin America.
In 1969, he joined the School of Education at Stanford, where he helped create the International and Comparative Education Program. He is currently Professor of Education and Economics at the university and President of the Comparative and International Education Society.
He is the author of a great number of publications on education and economic development, the political economy of the United States, the role of the state in social change, and the changing international economy. His most recent works are: Sustaining the New Economy: Work, Family and Community in the Information Age and, together with Jane Hannaway, The Different Worlds of Urban and Suburban School Districts.
He writes regularly for international organisations such as the ILO, UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD and the World Bank. He is also editor of the International Encyclopedia of the Economics of Education.
He is a member of the UOC's Internet Interdisciplinary Institute's (IN3) Scientific Committee

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