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Format: 2022

Notes/Comments

Patience, risk-taking, and international differences in student achievement. (with Lavinia Kinne, Philipp Lergetporer, Ludger Woessmann). VoxEU, August 2, 2020.
Unintended consequences to education for all: India’s Right to Education Act. (with Chirantan Chatterjee and Shreekanth Mahendiran). VoxEU, July 23, 2020.
Testing with accountability improves student achievement. (with Annika B. Bergbauer and Ludger Woessmann). VoxEU, September 19, 2018.
Teach the World: Why the UN Sustainable Development Goals Should Focus on Education. (With Ludger Woessmann). Foreign Affairs, August 20, 2015.
Universal basic skills should become the primary development goal. (with Ludger Woessmann). VoxEU, May 24, 2015.
Don’t Get Lost – Focus on Quality. NORRAG News, 48, April 2013, pp. 22-23.
Poor student learning explains the Latin American growth puzzle. (with Ludger Woessmann). VoxEU, August 14, 2009.

Working Papers

The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive Skills: An Investigation of the Causal Impact of Families on Student Outcomes. (with Babs Jacobs, Guido Schwerdt, Rolf van der Velden, Stan Vermeulen, and Simon Wiederhold). NBER Working Paper No. 29450, National Bureau of Economic Research, November 2021.
The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses. (with Ludger Woessmann). OECD Education Working Paper No. 225, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, September 2020.
Culture and Student Achievement: The Intertwined Roles of Patience and Risk-Taking. (with Lavinia Kinne, Philipp Lergetporer, and Ludger Woessmann). NBER Working Paper No. 27484, National Bureau of Economic Research, July 2020.
Can Greater Access to Education Be Inequitable? New Evidence from India’s Right to Education Act. (with Chirantan Chatterjee and Shreekanth Mahendiran). NBER Working Paper No. 27377, National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2020.
Employer Learning and the Dynamics of Returns to Universities: Evidence from Chinese Elite Education during University Expansion. (with Sylvie Démurger and Lei Zhang). NBER Working Paper No. 25955, National Bureau of Economic Research, Revised May 2020.
Addressing Cross-National Generalizability in Educational Impact Evaluation. NBER Working Paper No. 25460, National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2019.

Books

The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth. (with Ludger Woessmann). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015, 262 pages.
Universal Basic Skills: What countries stand to gain. (with Ludger Woessmann). Paris: OECD Publishing, 2015, 110 pages.
Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School. (with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). Washington, DC: Brookings Press, 2013, 147 pages.
Educational Performance of the Poor: Lessons from Rural Northeast Brazil. (with Ralph W. Harbison). New York: Oxford University Press, 1992, 362 pages.

Academic Articles

Patience, Risk-Taking, and Human Capital Investment across Countries. (with Lavinia Kinne, Philipp Lergetporer, and Ludger Woessmann). Economic Journal, forthcoming.

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