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Growth/Economic Impact

Format: 2018


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.


Universal Basic Skills: What countries stand to gain. (with Ludger Woessmann). Paris: OECD Publishing, 2015, 110 pages.
The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015, 262 pages.
Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School. (with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). Washington, DC: Brookings Press, 2013, 147 pages.

Academic Articles

Missouri's Economic Future Lies with School Reform. Missouri Policy Journal, 6, Spring 2018, 23-38.
Economic Gains from Educational Reform by US States. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Human Capital, 11(4), Winter 2017, 447-486.
Knowledge Capital and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for U.S. States. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 9(4) , October 2017, 184-224.
Coping with Change: International Differences in the Returns to Skills. (with Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold, and Ludger Woessmann) . Economic Letters, 153, April 2017, 15-19.
Skills, Mobility, and Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann). In Alexandra Brown, David Buchholz, Daniel Davis, and Arturo Gonzalez (ed.). Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy, St. Louis, MO: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 2016, pp. 423-449.
Will more higher education improve economic growth?. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 32(4), Winter 2016, pp. 538-552.
Knowledge Capital, Growth, and the East Asian Miracle. Science, 351(6271), January 22, 2016, pp. 344-345.
Why Standard Measures of Human Capital are Misleading. KDI Journal of Economic Policy, 37(2), 2015, 22-39.
The Economic Impact of Educational Quality. (with Ludger Woessmann). In Pauline Dixon, Steve Humble, and Chris Counihan (ed.). Handbook of International Development and Education, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, pp. 6-19.
Economics of Education. In James D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier, April 2015, 149-157.
Is Location Fate? Distributional Aspects of Schooling. In Gregory K. Ingram and Daphne A. Kenyon (ed.), Education, Land, and Location, Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2014, pp. 25-61.
Institutional Structures of the Education System and Student Achievement: A Review of Cross-country Economic Research. (with Ludger Woessmann). In Rolf Strietholt, Wilfried Bos, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, and Monica Rosen (ed.) . Educational Policy Evaluation through International Comparative Assessments, Munster, Germany: Waxman, 2014, pp. 145-175.
Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Role of Human Capital. Economics of Education Review, 37, December 2013, pp. 204–212.
Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Cognitive Skills, Economic Outcomes, and Causation . (with Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Economic Growth, 17(4), December 2012, pp. 267-321.
Schooling, Educational Achievement, and the Latin American Growth Puzzle . (with Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Development Economics, 99(2), November 2012, pp. 497-512.