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, with focus 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. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.