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Professor of Economics

University of Texas at San Antonio

Direct Phone: (210) ***-****       

University of Texas at San Antonio

One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, Texas 78249

United States

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and one of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution, UTSA aims to be a national rese... more

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Senior Fellow
National Center for Policy Analysis

Research Fellow
The Independent Institute

Education Policy Fellow
Kansas Policy Institute

Adjunct Fellow
Sutherland Institute

Senior Fellow
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Homestead Technologies Inc

Senior Research Fellow
Education Policy Institute


Natural Resource Management
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Economic Geography
University of Illinois


University of Wyoming

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MARKET RULE: Professor John Merrifield says state-dictated per-pupil allocations limit charter access and choice.

"It's Economics 101. Price controls always result in shortages," says John Merrifield, an economics professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Merrifield says the market should determine what charters need to compete.
"The only way out of this inefficient, movement-threatening situation is to allow charters to charge what it costs to run their schools. If that's more than the state per-pupil money, a third-party tuition co-payment is in order," Merrifield told Watchdog.org in an interview.
RELATED: Butt lobbyists quash Texas school competition
Merrifield, a senior fellow with the nonpartisan Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, notes that private foundations already donate hundreds of millions of dollars to charter schools. He says the money should go to families as "tuition co-payments" on a means-tested basis, and that charters should be free to price their services at market rate.
Direct grants to low-income families would yield "a huge increase in the menu of schooling options," Merrifield said.
Merrifield said, "There are no examples of industries working well when government sets prices.

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John D. Merrifield,

John D. Merrifield John D. Merrifield, , is a professor of economics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has written several books on education, authored numerous articles and edits the Journal of School Choice. ...Read more

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John D. Merrifield John D. Merrifield is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy and Analysis, and a professor of economics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a position he has held since 1987. Dr. Merrifield received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1977, a Master of Arts in Economic Geography from the University of Illinois in 1979, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Wyoming in 1984.

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John Merrifield, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio

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