The Education Exchange: How School Closures Translated Into Learning Losses

Countries with a high focus on education and a well-functioning education system before the pandemic were somehow able to get kids back to school much faster.

Photo of Ludger WoessmannThe Director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research, which investigates the long-term economic effects of student learning loss during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Woessmann’s paper, “The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses,” co-written with Eric A. Hanushek, is available now.

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