Eric Brunner is a professor of economics and policy in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. His primary fields of research are state and local public finance and the economics of education. More narrowly, much of his work has focused on issues related to the provision and financing of K-12 education, teacher labor markets, and the political economy of school funding and school choice. His work has been published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and the National Tax Journal. He has served as an associate editor for the Economics of Education Review and an associate editor for Education, Finance and Policy. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Brunner was an associate professor of Economics at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.