Publications

Schools and location: Tiebout, Alonso, and governmental finance policy
(with Kuzey Yilmaz)
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Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15(6), pp. 829-855. Dec-13

Schools improve when leaders stop rationalizing mediocrity
(with Paul E. Peterson). Washington Examiner. 5-Dec-13

School resources and educational outcomes in developing countries: A review of the literature from 1990 to 2010
(with Paul W. Glewwe, Sarah D. Humpage, and Renato Ravina). In Paul Glewwe (ed.)
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Education Policy in Developing Countries, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 13-64. 2013

Wisconsin Falters
(with Paul E. Peterson). WI Magazine, 22(3), 26-29. Nov-13

Spinning America's Report Card
(with Paul E. Peterson). Wall Street Journal. 7-Nov-13

Some Perspective on Common Core
Education Next. 28-Oct-13

Financing Schools
In John Hattie and Eric M. Anderman (ed.). International Guide to Student Achievement, New York: Routledge, pp. 134-136. 2013

A Distraction from Real Education Reform
U.S. News and World Report. 28-Oct-13

Playing in the Right League
(with Paul E. Peterson) . Huffington Post. 28-Oct-13

Upgrade U.S. skills or pay the price
(with Paul E. Peterson). New York Daily News. 9-Oct-13

The Vital Link of Education and Prosperity
(with Paul E. Peterson). The Wall Street Journal. 11-Sep-13

Fixing our schools could fix our debt crisis, too
(with Paul E. Peterson). FoxNews.com. 13-Sep-13

Does School Autonomy Make Sense Everywhere? Panel Estimates from PISA
(with Susanne Link and Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Development Economics, 104, pp. 212-232. Sep-13

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School
(with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). Washington, DC: Brookings Press, 147 pages. 2013

Rescue the future by fixing our schools
(with Mike Honda). The Hill. 6-Jun-13

Don’t Get Lost – Focus on Quality
NORRAG News, 48, pp. 22-23. Apr-13

The Education Quality Imperative
The Politics of Growth, Stability and Reform, London: Policy Network and Global Progress, 121-124. 2013

Use of value added in teacher policy measures
Focus, 29(2), pp. 25-26. Fall/Winter 2012-13

What Happened to 2007?
Education Next. 6-Mar-13

Why Educators' Wages Must Be Revamped Now
Education Week, 32(20) , pp. 28-29, 31. 6-Feb-13

School Leaders Matter: Measuring the impact of effective principals
(with Gregory F. Branch and Steven G. Rivkin). Education Next, 13(1), pp. 62-69. Winter 2013

Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Cognitive Skills, Economic Outcomes, and Causation
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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Journal of Economic Growth, 17(4), pp. 267-321. Dec-13

Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Cognitive Skills, Economic Outcomes, and Causation
(with Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Economic Growth, 17(4), pp. 267-321. Dec-12

Dual Education: Europe's Secret Recipe?
CESifo Forum, 13(3), pp. 29-32. Autumn 2012

Evaluating Teachers AND Administrators
Education Next. 26-Nov-12

The Cost of Ignorance
In Norberto Bottani and Daniele Checchi (Ed.). La Sfida Della Valutazione, Bolgna, IT: Società Editrice il Mulino, pp. 39-46. 2012

Schooling, Educational Achievement, and the Latin American Growth Puzzle
(with Ludger Woessmann). Journal of Development Economics, 99(2), pp. 497-512. Nov-12

Is the U.S. catching up? International and state trends in student achievement
(with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 12(4), pp. 24-33. Fall 2012

The Distribution of Teacher Quality and Implications for Policy
(with Stephen G. Rivkin). Annual Review of Economics, 4, pp. 131-157. Sep-12

The Role of International Assessments of Cognitive Skills in the Analysis of Growth and Development
(with Ludger Woessmann), In Matthias von Davier, Eugenio Gonzalez, Irwin Kirsch, and Kentaro Yamamoto (Ed.). The Role of International Large-Scale Assessments: Perspectives from Technology, Economy, and Educational Research, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 47-65. 2012

Achievement growth: International and state trends in student achievement
(with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). PEPG Report No. 12-03. Jul-12

Education quality and economic growth
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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World Bank, Washington, DC, 27 pages. Jul-07

A flawed analysis of unrepresentative state achievement data
Educational Policy, 26(3), pp. 360-368. May 2012

Education is the Key to a Healthy Economy
(with George P. Shultz). Wall Street Journal. 1-May-12

Low-Performing Teachers Have High Costs
Education Next, 12(3). Summer 2012

Misplaced Optimism and Weighted Funding
Education Week, 31(26), pp. 28,36. 28-Mar-12

Weighted Student Funding: Liberals and conservatives are equally naïve
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx..

Math Matters
Hoover Digest, No. 1. 2011