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School Finance

Format: 2023

Working Papers

U.S. School Finance: Resources and Outcomes. (with Danielle V. Handel). NBER Working Paper No. 30769, National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2022.
U.S. School Finance: Resources and Outcomes. (with Danielle V. Handel). NBER Working Paper No. 30769, National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2022.


Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses: Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America's Public Schools. (with Alfred A. Lindseth). Princeton University Press, 2009, 432 pages.

Academic Articles

Some Evolving Issues in K–12 Education. In Michael J. Boskin (ed.), American Federalism Today: Perspectives on Political and Economic Governance, Stanford, CA: Hoover Press, 2024.
U.S. School Finance: Resources and Outcomes. (with Danielle Victoria Handel) in Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (ed.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 7, Amsterdam: North Holland, 2023, 143-226.
Incidence and Outcomes of School Finance Litigation: 1968-2021. (with Matthew Joyce-Wirtz). Public Finance Review, 56(6), November, 2023, 741-781.
Residential Location and Education in the United States. (with Kuzey Yilmaz). In Charles K.Y. Leung (ed.). Handbook of Real Estate and Macroeconomics, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, pp. 106-136.
Land Use Controls, Fiscal Zoning, and the Local Provision of Education. (with Kuzey Yilmaz). Public Finance Review, 49(5), September 2015, pp. 559-585.
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.
Schools and location: Tiebout, Alonso, and governmental finance policy. (with Kuzey Yilmaz) . Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15(6), December 2013, pp. 829-855.
Financing Schools. In John Hattie and Eric M. Anderman (ed.), International Guide to Student Achievement, New York: Routledge, 2013, pp. 134-136.
Urban education, location, and opportunity in the United States. (with Kuzey Yilmaz). In Nancy Brooks, Kieran Donaghy, and Gerrit-Jan Knaap (ed.). Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 583-615.
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.
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.
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.
The Alchemy of ‘Costing Out’ an Adequate Education. In Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson (eds.), School Money Trials: The Legal Pursuit of Educational Adequacy, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2007, pp. 77-101.
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.
The Complementarity of Tiebout and Alonso. (with Kuzey Yilmaz) . Journal of Housing Economics, 16(2), August 2006, pp. 243-261.
Publicly Provided Education. in Alan J. Auerbach and Martin Feldstein (ed.) . Handbook of Public Economics (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2002), 2002, pp. 2045-2141.


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