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Ludger Woessmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education at the ifo Institute. He is also Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Much of his research focuses on the sources of international differences in student achievement and their consequences for economic prosperity.

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Teaching Math to the Talented

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

School Choice International

Higher private school share boosts national test scores

Education and Economic Growth

It's not just going to school, but learning something while there that matters

Why Students in Some Countries Do Better

International evidence on the importance of education policy

Crowd Control

Does reducing class size work?

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