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Format: 2017

Academic Articles

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.
Does Peer Ability Affect Student Achievement?. (with John F. Kain, Jacob M. Markman, and Steven G. Rivkin).. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 18(5), October 2003, pp. 527-544.