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Format: 2017

General Audience Articles

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.


Total Student Load: Maybe worth a longer look, but hardly a revolution. (A review of The Secret of TSL: The revolutionary discovery that raises school performance, by William G. Ouchi) . Education Next, 10(2), Spring 2010, pp. 84-85.
Remedial Math: Rather than Spend More on Schools, We Should Spend More Wisely. The New Democrat, 7(6) , November/December 1995, pp. 25-27.
Making Schools Work: Spending and Student Achievement. Heartland Policy Study No. 68, The Heartland Institute, September 26, 1995.
Education Investment and Education Reform. Jobs and Capital, (Milken Institute for Jobs and Capital Formation) 3 (Fall), 1994, pp. 36-38.
Money Might Matter Somewhere: A Response to Hedges, Laine, and Greenwald. Educational Researcher, 23(4), May 1994, pp. 5-8.

Working Papers

Defining Productivity in Education: Issues and Illustrations. (with Elizabeth Ettema). Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA: Stanford University, December 2015.