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Academic Articles

Format: 2017

Academic Articles

Does Pollution Increase School Absences?. (with Janet Currie, E. Megan Kahn, Matthew Neidell, and Steve G. Rivkin) . Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(4), November 2009, pp. 683-694.
New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . Journal of Labor Economics, 27(3), July 2009, pp. 349-383.
Harming the Best: How Schools Affect the Black-White Achievement Gap. (with Steven G. Rivkin) . Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(3), Summer 2009, pp. 366-393.
The Economic Value of Education and Cognitive Skills. In Gary Sykes, Barbara Schneider and David N. Plank (eds.), Handbook of Education Policy Research, New York: Routledge, 2009, pp. 39-56.
Quality-Consistent Estimates of International Schooling and Skill Gradients. (with Lei Zhang) . Journal of Human Capital, 3(2), Summer 2009, pp. 107-143.
Getting Down to Facts: School Finance and Governance in California. (with Susanna Loeb and Anthony Bryk) . Education Finance and Policy, 3(1), Winter 2008, pp. 1-19.
The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Journal of Economic Literature 2008, 46(3), 2008, pp. 607-668.
Do Students Care about School Quality? Determinants of Dropout Behavior in Developing Countries. (with Victor Lavy and Kohtaro Hitomi) . Journal of Human Capital, 2(1), 2008, pp. 69-105.
Education Production Functions. In Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume (eds.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
What Do Cost Functions Tell Us About the Cost of an Adequate Education?. (with Robert Costrell and Susanna Loeb) . Peabody Journal of Education, 83(2), 2008, pp. 198-223.
Incentives for Efficiency and Equity in the School System. Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 9 (Special Issue), 2008, pp. 5-27.
The Effects of Education Quality on Mortality Decline and Income Growth. (with Eliot A. Jamison and Dean T. Jamison) . Economics of Education Review, 26(2), December 2007, pp. 772-789.
The Alchemy of ‘Costing Out’ an Adequate Education. In Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson (eds.), School Money Trials: The Legal Pursuit of Educational Adequacy, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2007, pp. 77-101.
Some U.S. Evidence on how the Distribution of Educational Outcomes can be Changed. In Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson (ed.), Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007, pp. 159-190.
Charter School Quality and Parental Decision Making with School Choice. (with John F. Kain, Steven G. Rivkin, and Gregory F. Branch) . Journal of Public Economics, 91(5-6), June 2007, pp. 823-848.
The Economic Benefits of Improved Teacher Quality. In Nils C. Soquel and Pierre Jaccard (ed.), Governance and Performance of Education Systems, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007, pp. 107-135.
Teacher Quality. (with Steven G. Rivkin) in Eric A. Hanushek and Finis Welch (ed.) . Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 2, Amsterdam: North Holland, 2006, pp. 1052-1078.
School Resources. In Eric A. Hanushek and Finis Welch (Ed.) , Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 2, Amsterdam: North Holland, 2006, pp. 865-908.
The Complementarity of Tiebout and Alonso. (with Kuzey Yilmaz) . Journal of Housing Economics, 16(2), August 2006, pp. 243-261.
Alternative School Policies and the Benefits of General Cognitive Skills. Economics of Education Review, 25(4), August 2006, pp. 447-462.
Early Returns from School Accountability. (with Margaret E. Raymond). in Paul E. Peterson (ed.). Generational Change: Closing the Test Score Gap, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006, pp. 143-166.
School Accountability and Student Performance. (with Margaret E. Raymond). Regional Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2(1) , March 2006, pp. 51-61.
More Accountability or More Resources: The US Experience with NCLB. (with Margaret E. Raymond). In Enrico Gori, Daniele Vidoni, Eric A. Hanushek and Charles Glenn (ed.). Institutional Models in Education: Legal Framework and Methodological Aspects for a New Approach to the Problem of School Governance, (Nijmegen, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers), 2006, pg. 69-80.
Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences-in-Differences Evidence across Countries. (with Ludger Woessmann) . The Economic Journal, 116(150), March 2006, pp. C63-C76.
The Economic Value of Improving Public Schools. Proceedings of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Research Conference, November 18-19, 2004, Cleveland: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2005, pp. 59-72.
The Economics of School Quality. German Economic Review, 6(3), August 2005, pp. 269-286.
Education and Training. (with Michael Mertaugth). In Nicholas Barr (ed.). Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Accession and Beyond, Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2005, pp. 207-251.
Does School Accountability Lead to Improved Student Performance?. (with Margaret E. Raymond) . Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 24(2), Spring 2005, pp. 298-327.
Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement. (with Steven G. Rivkin and John F. Kain) . Econometrica, 73(2), March 2005, pp. 417-458.
United States Lessons about School Accountability. CESifo DICE Report, 2(4), Winter 2004, pp. 27-32.
Disruption versus Tiebout Improvement: The Costs and Benefits of Switching Schools. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . Journal of Public Economics, 88(9), August 2004, pp. 1722-1746.
The Toughest Battleground: Schools. In Mark A. Wynne, Harvey Rosenblum and Robert L. Formaini (ed.), The legacy of Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose: Economic liberalism at the turn of the twenty first century, Dallas, TX: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2004, pp. 21-35.
The Effect of School Accountability Systems on the Level and Distribution of Student Achievement. (with Margaret E. Raymond) . Journal of the European Economic Association, 2(2-3), May 2004, pp. 406-415.
What If There Are No 'Best Practices'?. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 51(2), May 2004, pp. 156-172.
How to Improve the Supply of High Quality Teachers. (with Steven G. Rivkin) . Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 2004, 2004, pp. 7-44.
Why Public Schools Lose Teachers. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . The Journal of Human Resources, 39(2), Spring 2004, pp. 326-354.
Economic Analysis of School Quality. European Economy: Quality and Efficiency in Education, Special Report No 3. Brussels: Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, 2004, pp. 29-48.
Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: The Influence of John Kain. (with Edward L. Glaeser and John M. Quigley) . Journal of Urban Economics, 56(1), 2004.
Redistribution through Education and Other Transfer Mechanisms. (with Charles Ka Yui Leung and Kuzey Yilmaz) . Journal of Monetary Economic, 50(8), November 2003, pp. 1719-1750.

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