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Format: 2017

Working Papers

Coping with Change: International Differences in the Returns to Skills. (with Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold, and Ludger Woessmann) . NBER Working Paper 22657, available Economic Letters 153 (April 2017), January 2017, 15-19.
Imperfect Performance Information and Public Sector Personnel Decisions : The Case of School Principals. (with Julie Berry Cullen, Gregory Phelan, and Steven G. Rivkin) . NBER Working Paper No. 22881, December 2016.
General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle. (with Guido Schwerdt, Ludger Woessmann, and Lei Zhang) . NBER Working Paper 17504, Available Journal of Human Resources 52(1) (Winter 2017), Winter 2017, 49-88.
Dynamic Effects of Teacher Turnover on the Quality of Instruction. (with Steven G. Rivkin and Jeffrey C. Schiman) . NBER Working Paper No. 22472, Available Economics of Education Review 55 December 2016, , 132-148.
Defining Productivity in Education: Issues and Illustrations. (with Elizabeth Ettema). Hoover Institution, Stanford University, forthcoming American Economist, December 2015.
Economic Gains for U.S. States from Educational Reform. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Originally released as NBER Working Paper No. 21770, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Revised April 2016.
Human Capital Quality and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for U.S. States. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). NBER Working Paper No. 21295 [forthcoming AEJ: Macroeconomics], Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2015 (Revised February 2017).
The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold). NBER Working Paper No. 20727, National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2014 (revised March 2016).
The Evolution of Charter School Quality. (with Patrick Baude, Marcus Casey, and Steven G. Rivkin). NBER Working Paper No. 20645, National Bureau of Economic Research, October.
Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals. (with Gregory F. Branch and Steven G. Rivkin). NBER Working Paper 17803, National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2012.
The Market for Teacher Quality. (with John F. Kain, Daniel M. O'Brien, and Steven G. Rivkin) . NBER Working Paper 11154, National Bureau of Economic Research, February 2005.