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Growth/Economic Impact

Format: 2017

General Audience Articles

Education and the Nation's Future. In George P. Shultz (ed.), Blueprint for America, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2016, pp. 89-108.
It Pays to Improve School Quality. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 16(3), Summer, Summer 2016, pp. 16-24.
The Cost of Ignorance. In Norberto Bottani and Daniele Checchi (Ed.), La Sfida Della Valutazione, Bolgna, IT: Società Editrice il Mulino, 2012, pp. 39-46.
Education and Economic Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann) in Dominic J. Brewer and Patrick J. McEwan (ed.) . Economics of Education (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010), 2010, pp. 60-67.
The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: The Long-Run Impact of Improving PISA Outcomes. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2010, pp. 1-55.
Teacher Deselection. In Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway (ed.), Creating a New Teaching Profession, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2009, pp. 165-180.
Education and Economic Growth: It's not Just Going to School but Learning That Matters. (with Dean T. Jamison, ELliot A. Jamison and Ludger Woessmann) . Education Next, 8(2), Spring 2008, pp. 62-70.
Education Quality and Economic Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Washington, DC: World Bank, July 2007, 27 pages.
Economic Outcomes and School Quality. Education Policy Series, Volume 4. Paris: International Institute for Educational Planning and International Academy of Education}, 2005.
Why Quality Matters in Education. Finance and Development, 42(2), June 2005, pp.15-19.
Lost Opportunity. Education Next, 3(2), Spring 2003, pp. 84-87.
The Seeds of Growth. Education Next, 2(3), Fall 2002, pp. 10-17.
The Importance of School Quality. In Paul E. Peterson (ed.), Our Schools and Our Future: Are We Still at Risk?, (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press), 2002, pp. 141-173.


Student Achievement and Every State's Economic Future. Real Clear Education, April 29, 2016.
Teach the World: Why the UN Sustainable Development Goals Should Focus on Education. (With Ludger Woessmann). Foreign Affairs, August 20, 2015.
Poor student learning explains the Latin American growth puzzle. (with Ludger Woessmann). Vox, August 14, 2009.
Education Quality for Economic Development. Conferencia Internatcional Educação e Desenvolvimento Escola e Sociede, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, September 2016, pp. 23-32.

Working Papers

Economic Gains from Educational Reform by US States. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Human Capital [forthcoming]; Originally released as NBER Working Paper No. 21770, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Revised July 2017.