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Teacher Quality

Format: 2023


Overview of the Symposium on Performance Pay for Teachers. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Economics of Education Review, 30(3), June 2011, pp. 391-393.
Developing Value-Added Measures for Teachers and Schools. (with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2005, pp. 99-104.
Rewarding Teachers. (with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2005, pp. 155-166.
Bringing Educational Measurement into the Age of Newton. (with C. Eugene Steuerle and Robert H. Meyer). Policy Bites, The Urban Institute, October 1991.

Working Papers

Does Regulating Entry Requirements Lead to More Effective Principals?. (with Wes Austin, Bengie Chen, Dan Goldhaber, Kris Holden, Cory Koedel, Helen Ladd, Jin Luo, Eric Parsons, Gregory Phelan, Steven G. Rivkin, Tim Sass, Mavzuna Tureava). .
The Effects of Comprehensive Educator Evaluation and Pay Reform on Achievement. (with Jin Luo, Andrew Morgan, Minh Nguyen, Ben Ost, and Steven G. Rivkin, Ayman Shakeel). NBER Working Paper No. 31073, National Bureau of Economic Research, March 2023.
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.


Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses: Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America's Public Schools. (with Alfred A. Lindseth). Princeton University Press, 2009, 432 pages.

Academic Articles

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold). Journal of Human Resources, 54(4), Fall 2019, pp. 857-899.
Testing, Accountability and the American Economy. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 683, May 2019, 110-128.
Missouri's Economic Future Lies with School Reform. Missouri Policy Journal, 6, Spring 2018, pp. 23-38.
Dynamic Effects of Teacher Turnover on the Quality of Instruction. (with Steven G. Rivkin and Jeffrey C. Schiman) . Economics of Education Review, 55, December 2016, pp. 132-148.
School human capital and teacher salary policies. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 1(1), 2016, pp. 23-40.
Economics of Education. In James D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier, April 2015, pp. 149-157.
The Distribution of Teacher Quality and Implications for Policy. (with Stephen G. Rivkin). Annual Review of Economics, 4, September 2012, pp. 131-157.
The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality. Economics of Education Review, 30(3), June 2011, pp. 466-479.
The Quality and Distribution of Teachers under the No Child Left Behind Act. (with Steven G. Rivkin) . Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(3), Summer 2010, pp. 133-150.
Generalizations about Using Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality. (with Steven G. Rivkin) . American Economic Review, 100(2), May 2010, pp. 267-271.
Education Production Functions: Developed Countries Evidence. in Dominic J. Brewer and Patrick J. McEwan (ed.). Economics of Education (Amsterdam: Elsevier), 2010, pp. 132-136.