Edunomics Lab is a Georgetown University research center exploring and modeling complex education finance decisions to inform education policy and practice.

ESSER spending map

Many school districts still have lots of federal relief money left. Now is a good time to look at how the money is being spent and ask how it’s affecting students.

ESSER bunny

Our new ESSER Expenditure Dashboard tracks actual federal relief spending by district. More states’ data is on the way, so check back for updates!

Inflation drawing on Chalkboard

With contract negotiations pending and a labor market complicated by federal relief funds, Marguerite Roza suggests ways districts can respond to rising inflation pressures.

New FY19 files released 1/28/2022! NERD$ now has school-by-school spending data for all states ready for cross-state comparison.

Research & Focus Areas

Edunomics Lab provides timely, relevant and actionable analysis of education finance policy and resource allocation strategy and decisions. Our research and modeling projects are designed to give policymakers and education leaders the evidence-based resources they need to effectively deploy finite resources for the betterment of education.

Compensation, Benefits & Pensions
District Resource Allocation
Educational Productivity
Financial Transparency
Higher Education
Innovation & Technology
K-12 Financial Landscape
State Finance Policy
School-Level Resource Use
Student-Based Allocation
Training in Ed Finance

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