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Format: 2021

Academic Articles

Testing, Accountability and the American Economy. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 683, May 2019, 110-128.
Missouri's Economic Future Lies with School Reform. Missouri Policy Journal, 6, Spring 2018, pp. 23-38.
Defining Productivity in Education: Issues and Illustrations. (with Elizabeth Ettema). The American Economist, 65(2), October 2017, pp. 165-183.
Dynamic Effects of Teacher Turnover on the Quality of Instruction. (with Steven G. Rivkin and Jeffrey C. Schiman) . Economics of Education Review, 55, December 2016, pp. 132-148.
School Resources and Student Achievement: A Review of Cross-Country Economic Research. (with Ludger Woessmann). In Monica Rosén, Kajsa Yang Hansen, and Ulrika Wolff (ed.). Cognitive Abilities and Educational Outcomes: A Festschrift in Honour of Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Springer, 2017, pp. 149-171.
Economics of Education. In James D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier, April 2015, pp. 149-157.
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.
Borrowing Constraints, College Aid, and Intergenerational Mobility. (with Charles Ka Yui Leung and Kuzey Yilmaz). Journal of Human Capital, 8(1), Spring 2014, pp. 1-41.
Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Role of Human Capital. Economics of Education Review, 37, December 2013, pp. 204–212.
School resources and educational outcomes in developing countries: A review of the literature from 1990 to 2010. (with Paul W. Glewwe, Sarah D. Humpage, and Renato Ravina). In Paul Glewwe (ed.) . Education Policy in Developing Countries, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013, pp. 13-64.
Does School Autonomy Make Sense Everywhere? Panel Estimates from PISA. (with Susanne Link and Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Development Economics, 104, September 2013, pp. 212-232.
Private Schools and Residential Choices: Accessibility, Mobility, and Welfare. (with Sinan Sarpça and Kuzey Yilmaz) . B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions), 11(1) article 44, 2011, pp. 1-32.
How Much Do Educational Outcomes Matter in OECD Countries?. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Economic Policy, 26(67), July 2011, pp. 427-491.
The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality. Economics of Education Review, 30(3), June 2011, pp. 466-479.
The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement. (with Ludger Woessmann) in Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (ed.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3, Amsterdam: North Holland, 2011, pp. 89-200.
Education Production Functions: Developed Countries Evidence. in Dominic J. Brewer and Patrick J. McEwan (ed.). Economics of Education (Amsterdam: Elsevier), 2010, pp. 132-136.
Does Pollution Increase School Absences?. (with Janet Currie, E. Megan Kahn, Matthew Neidell, and Steve G. Rivkin) . Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(4), November 2009, pp. 683-694.
New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . Journal of Labor Economics, 27(3), July 2009, pp. 349-383.
Getting Down to Facts: School Finance and Governance in California. (with Susanna Loeb and Anthony Bryk) . Education Finance and Policy, 3(1), Winter 2008, pp. 1-19.