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Format: 2017

Academic Articles

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), 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.
The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Journal of Economic Literature 2008, 46(3), 2008, pp. 607-668.
Do Students Care about School Quality? Determinants of Dropout Behavior in Developing Countries. (with Victor Lavy and Kohtaro Hitomi) . Journal of Human Capital, 2(1), 2008, pp. 69-105.
Education Production Functions. In Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume (eds.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
What Do Cost Functions Tell Us About the Cost of an Adequate Education?. (with Robert Costrell and Susanna Loeb). . Peabody Journal of Education, 83(2), 2008, pp. 198-223.
Incentives for Efficiency and Equity in the School System. Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 9 (Special Issue), 2008, pp. 5-27.
Charter School Quality and Parental Decision Making with School Choice. (with John F. Kain, Steven G. Rivkin, and Gregory F. Branch) . Journal of Public Economics, 91(5-6), June 2007, pp. 823-848.
School Resources. In Eric A. Hanushek and Finis Welch (Ed.) , Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 2, Amsterdam: North Holland, 2006, pp. 865-908.
The Complementarity of Tiebout and Alonso. (with Kuzey Yilmaz) . Journal of Housing Economics, 16(2), August 2006, pp. 243-261.
Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences-in-Differences Evidence across Countries. (with Ludger Woessmann) . The Economic Journal, 116(150), March 2006, pp. C63-C76.
The Economics of School Quality. German Economic Review, 6(3), August 2005, pp. 269-286.
Disruption versus Tiebout Improvement: The Costs and Benefits of Switching Schools. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . Journal of Public Economics, 88(9), August 2004, pp. 1722-1746.
The Toughest Battleground: Schools. In Mark A. Wynne, Harvey Rosenblum and Robert L. Formaini (ed.), The legacy of Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose: Economic liberalism at the turn of the twenty first century, Dallas, TX: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2004, pp. 21-35.
What If There Are No 'Best Practices'?. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 51(2), May 2004, pp. 156-172.