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Growth/Economic Impact

Format: 2017


The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015, 262 pages.
Universal Basic Skills: What countries stand to gain. (with Ludger Woessmann). Paris: OECD Publishing, 2015, 110 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

Economic Gains from Educational Reform by US States. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Human Capital, 11(4), Forthcoming (Winter 2017).
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.
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.
It Pays to Improve School Quality. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 16(3), Summer, Summer 2016, pp. 16-24.
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.
The Role of International Assessments of Cognitive Skills in the Analysis of Growth and Development. (with Ludger Woessmann), In Matthias von Davier, Eugenio Gonzalez, Irwin Kirsch, and Kentaro Yamamoto (Ed.). The Role of International Large-Scale Assessments: Perspectives from Technology, Economy, and Educational Research, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2012, 47-65.
Education quality and economic growth. In Brendan Miniter (ed.), The 4 percent solution: Unleashing the economic growth America needs, New York: Crown Business, 2012, pp. 227-239.