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Academic Articles

Incentives Are Key to Improved Schools. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, 12(3), 1997, pp. 62-67.
Health and Schooling: Evidence and Policy Implications for Developing Countries. (with João Batista Gomes-Neto, Raimundo Hélio Leite, and Roberto Cláudio Frota-Bezzera) . Economics of Education Review, 16(3), June 1997, pp. 271-282.
Assessing the Effects of School Resources on Student Performance: An Update. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 19(2), Summer 1997, pp. 141-164.
Applying Performance Incentives to Schools for Disadvantaged Populations. Education and Urban Society, 29(3), May 1997, pp. 296-316.
The Productivity Collapse in Schools. In William J. Fowler, Jr. (ed.) , Developments in School Finance, 1996, Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 1997, pp. 183-195.
Analytical Framework for Retirement Policy Decisions. (with Constance F. Citro). In Michael S. Gordon, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Marc M. Twinney (ed.). Positioning Pensions for the Twenty-first Century, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997, pp. 209-219.
Aggregation and the Estimated Effects of School Resources. (with Steven G. Rivkin and Lori L. Taylor) . Review of Economics and Statistics, 78(4), December 1996, pp. 611-627.
Measuring Investment in Education. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10(4), Fall 1996, pp. 9-30.
A More Complete Picture of School Resource Policies. Review of Educational Research, 66(3), Fall 1996, pp. 397-409.
The Identification of School Resource Effects. (with Steven G. Rivkin and Lori L. Taylor). Education Economics, 4(2), 1996, pp. 105-125.
School Resources and Student Performance. In Gary Burtless (ed.), Does Money Matter? The Effect of School Resources on Student Achievement and Adult Success, Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1996, pp. 43-73.
Rationalizing School Spending: Efficiency, Equity, and Externalities, and Their Connection to Rising Expenditure. In Victor Fuchs (ed.), Individual and Social Responsibility: Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-Term Care in America , University of Chicago Press/NBER, 1996, pp. 59-91.
Efficiency-Enhancing Investments in School Quality. (with João Batista Gomes Neto and Ralph W. Harbison). In Nancy Birdsall and Richard H. Sabot (ed.). Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil , Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 1996, pp. 385-424.
Interpreting Recent Research on Schooling in Developing Countries. World Bank Research Observer, 10(2), August 1995, pp. 227-246.
Who Chooses to Teach and Why?. (with Richard Pace) . Economics of Education Review, 14(2), June 1995, pp. 101-117.
The (Dis)Incentive to Settle Personal Injury Cases. (with Michael J. Wolkoff). New York State Bar Journal, 67(3), 1995, pp. 52-56.
The Economics of Structured Judgments Under CPLR Article 50-B. (with Michael J. Wolkoff). Buffalo Law Review, 43(2), 1995, pp. 563-582.
Production Functions in Education. In T. Husén and T. N. Postlethwaite (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Education, Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1995, pp. 4059-4070.
Outcomes, Costs, and Incentives in Schools. In Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, National Research Council, Improving the Performance of America’s Schools, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995, pp. 28-51.
The Quest for Equalized Mediocrity: School Finance Reform without Consideration of School Performance. In Lawrence O. Picus and James L. Wattenbarger (ed.), Where Does the Money Go? Resource Allocation in Elementary and Secondary Schools, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1996, pp. 20-43.
A Jaundiced View of "Adequacy" in School Finance Reform. Educational Policy, 8(4), December 1994, pp. 460-69.
The Causes and Consequences of Grade Repetition: Evidence from Brazil. (with João Batista Gomes-Neto) . Economic Development and Cultural Change, 43(1), October 1994, pp. 117-148.
Estimating the Effects of Proposed Legislation: The Case for Model Validation. (with Constance F. Citro). Chance, 7(2), 1994, pp. 31-40.
Concepts of Educational Efficiency and Effectiveness. (with Marlaine E. Lockheed). In Torsten Husén and T. Neville Postlethwaite (ed.). International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 3, Oxford: Pergamon, 1994, pp. 1779-1784.
Understanding Entry into the Teaching Profession. (with Richard R. Pace). In Ronald G. Ehrenberg (ed.). Choices and Consequences: Contemporary Policy Issues in Education, Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1994, pp. 12-28.
Education Production Functions. In Torsten Husén and T. Neville Postlethwaite (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 3, Oxford: Pergamon, 1994, pp. 1756-1762.
Investimentos Autofinanciáveis em Educação. (with João Batista Gomes-Neto, Raimundo H. Leite, and Ralph W. Harbison). Cadernos de Pesquisa, 85, 1993, pp. 11-25.
Can Equity Be Separated from Efficiency in School Finance Debates?. In Emily P. Hoffman (ed.), Essays on the Economics of Education, Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn Institute, 1993, pp. 35-73.
Improving Educational Outcomes While Controlling Costs. (with Steven G. Rivkin and Dean T. Jamison) . Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy 37, December 1992, pp. 205-238.
The Trade-off Between Child Quantity and Quality. Journal of Political Economy, 100(1), February 1992, pp. 84-117.
When School Finance 'Reform' May Not Be Good Policy. Harvard Journal on Legislation, 28(2), Summer 1991, pp. 423-456.
Concepts of Educational Efficiency and Effectiveness. (with Marlaine E. Lockheed). In Torsten Husén and T. Neville Postlethwaite (ed.). International Encyclopedia of Education, Supplementary Volume 2, Oxford: Pergamon, 1991.
School Performance and Educational Policy Making. In Gary Libecap (ed.), The Education and Quality of the American Labor Force, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1991, pp. 65-94.
Commercial Land Use Regulation and Local Government Finance. (with John M. Quigley) . American Economic Review, 19(2), May 1990, pp. 176-180.
Alternative Assessments of the Performance of Schools: Measurement of State Variations in Achievement. (with Lori L. Taylor) . The Journal of Human Resources, 25(2), Spring 1990, pp. 179-201.
Reforming Educational Reform. (with John E. Chubb). In Henry Aaron (ed.). Setting National Priorities , Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1990, pp. 213-247.
Social Science Research and Policy: A Review Essay. Journal of Human Resources, Spring 1990, pp. 46-51.
The Impact of Differential Expenditures on School Performance. Educational Researcher, 18(4), May 1989, pp. 45-51.
Improving Educational Efficiency in Developing Countries: What Do We Know?. (with Marlaine E. Lockheed). Compare, 18(1), 1988, pp. 21-37.


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