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Permanent Economic Damage from Learning Losses (September 18, 2020)
Unless schools actually get better than they were in 2019, existing research indicates this will lead to permanently lower future earnings.
Students have already been saddled with economic losses from school closures (September 10, 2020)
We find the cohort of K-12 students hit by the spring closures has been seriously harmed and already faces a loss of lifetime income of 3 percent or more. The nation also faces a bleaker future.
Costs of Past and Future Learning Losses (September 09, 2020)

For the United States, the already accrued learning losses are expected to amount to $14.2 trillion, and would grow if schools are unable to restart quickly.

Recent Publications

Test-Based Accountability in Distressed Times. (with Chester E. Finn Jr.). The State Education Standard, September 20(3), 2020, pp. 13-17.
The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses. (with Ludger Woessmann). Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2020.
A quantitative look at the economic impact of the European Union’s educational goals. (with Ludger Woessmann). Education Economics, 28(3), 2020, 225-244.
Education Production Functions. In Steve Bradley and Colin Green (ed.), Economics of Education, 2nd Edition, London: Academic Press, 2020, pp. 161-170.
Education, Knowledge Capital, and Economic Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann). In Steve Bradley and Colin Green (ed.). Economics of Education, 2nd Edition, London: Academic Press, 2020, pp. 171-182.