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Growth/Economic Impact

Format: 2022

General Audience Articles

The Basic Skills Gap. (with Ludger Woessmann). Finance & Development, 59(2), 2022, pp. 50-53.
The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses. (with Ludger Woessmann). Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2020.
Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students? International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold). Education Next, 19(2) , Spring 2019, pp. 57-64.
Education and the Nation's Future. In George P. Shultz (ed.), Blueprint for America, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2016, pp. 89-108.
It Pays to Improve School Quality. (with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 16(3) , Summer 2016, pp. 16-24.
The Cost of Ignorance. In Norberto Bottani and Daniele Checchi (Ed.), La Sfida Della Valutazione, Bolgna, IT: Società Editrice il Mulino, 2012, pp. 39-46.
Education and Economic Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann) in Dominic J. Brewer and Patrick J. McEwan (ed.) . Economics of Education (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010), 2010, pp. 60-67.
The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: The Long-Run Impact of Improving PISA Outcomes. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2010, pp. 1-55.
Teacher Deselection. In Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway (ed.), Creating a New Teaching Profession, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2009, pp. 165-180.
Education and Economic Growth: It's not Just Going to School but Learning That Matters. (with Dean T. Jamison, Eliot A. Jamison and Ludger Woessmann) . Education Next, 8(2), Spring 2008, pp. 62-70.
Education Quality and Economic Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Washington, DC: World Bank, July 2007, 27 pages.
Economic Outcomes and School Quality. Education Policy Series, Volume 4. Paris: International Institute for Educational Planning and International Academy of Education}, 2005.
Why Quality Matters in Education. Finance and Development, 42(2), June 2005, pp.15-19.
Lost Opportunity. Education Next, 3(2), Spring 2003, pp. 84-87.
The Seeds of Growth. Education Next, 2(3), Fall 2002, pp. 10-17.
The Importance of School Quality. In Paul E. Peterson (ed.), Our Schools and Our Future: Are We Still at Risk?, (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press), 2002, pp. 141-173.


The real costs of closing schools and what can be done to address them. (with Ludger Woessmann). Teresa and Alexandre Soares dos Santos - Education Initiative, September 29, 2020.
Patience, risk-taking, and international differences in student achievement. (with Lavinia Kinne, Philipp Lergetporer, Ludger Woessmann). VoxEU, August 2, 2020.
Too much self-interested choice?. Phi Delta Kappan, October 26, 2018.