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General Audience Articles

Budgeting During and For Recovery. In Margaret E. Raymond (ed.), How to Improve our Schools in the Post-COVID Era, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 2021.
Does the World Change for Teachers?. In Margaret E. Raymond (ed.), How to Improve our Schools in the Post-COVID Era, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 2021.
The Fall of Educational Productivity and Policy Paralysis. In Lindsay M. Burke and Jonathan Butcher (ed.), The Not-So-Great Society, Washington, DC: Heritage Foundation, 2019, pp. 45-51.
Education Reform. In Scott W. Atlas, Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Eric A. Hanushek, Edward P. Lazear, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, and Frank A. Wolak, Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, October 2018, pp. 19-23.
The Preschool Debate: Translating Research into Policy. In Ingrid Gould Ellen, Edward L. Glaeser, Eric A. Hanushek, Matthew E. Kahn, and Aaron M. Renn, The Next Urban Reaissance: How Public-Policy Innovation and Evaluation Can Improve Life in America’s Cities, New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2015, pp. 25-40.
Valuing Teachers: How Much is a Good Teacher Worth?. Education Next, 11(3), Summer 2011, pp. 40-45.
An Evidence-Based World. In Koret Task Force, American Education in 2030: An Assessment by Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 2010.
Teacher Deselection. In Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway (ed.), Creating a New Teaching Profession, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2009, pp. 165-180.
The Single Salary Schedule and Other Issues of Teacher Pay. Peabody Journal of Education, 82(4), October 2007, pp. 574-586.
Education Quality and Economic Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Washington, DC: World Bank, July 2007, 27 pages.
Will Quality of Peers Doom Those Left in the Public Schools?. in Paul T. Hill (ed.) . Choice with Equity, 2002, pp. 121-140.
Deconstructing RAND. Education Matters, 1(1), Spring 2001, pp. 65-70.
Adjusting for Differences in the Costs of Educational Inputs. in William J. Fowler, Jr. (ed.) . Selected Papers in School Finance, 1997-1999, 1999, pp. 17-27.
Conclusions and Controversies about the Effectiveness of School Resources. FRBNY Economic Policy Review, 4(1), March 1998, pp. 11-28.
Improving School Performance While Controlling Costs. in William J. Fowler, Jr. (ed.) . Developments in School Finance, 1995, 1996, pp. 111-122.


Patience, risk-taking, and international differences in student achievement. (with Lavinia Kinne, Philipp Lergetporer, Ludger Woessmann). VoxEU, August 2, 2020.