Publications

Will more higher education improve economic growth?
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 32(4), pp. 538-552. Winter 2016

Education Reform
In Scott W. Atlas, Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Eric A. Hanushek, Edward P. Lazear, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, and Frank A. Wolak. Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, pp. 19-23. Oct-18

Education and the Nation's Future
In George P. Shultz (ed.). Blueprint for America, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, pp. 89-108. 2016

It Pays to Improve School Quality
(with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 16(3) , pp. 16-24. Summer 2016

The Economic Impact of Good Schools
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 3-May-16

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 5
(co-editor with Stephen J. Machin and Ludger Woessmann). Amsterdam: North Holland. 2016

Linking Large-Scale Reading Assessments: Comment
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 14(1), pp. 27-29. 2016

Knowledge Capital, Growth, and the East Asian Miracle
(with Ludger Woessmann). Science, 351(6271), pp. 344-345. 22-Jan-16

The knowledge capital imperative
Education for Global Development. 28-Jan-16

School human capital and teacher salary policies
Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 1(1), pp. 23-40. 2016

Education’s Double Helix
Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at 50 -- Members Reflect, Washington, DC: National Academy of Education, pp. 309-312. 2015

Achieving Universal Basic Skills
Real Clear Education. 4-Nov-15

Time in Education: Introduction
Economic Journal, 125, pp. F394-F396. November

Education Quality for Economic Development
Conferencia Internatcional Educação e Desenvolvimento Escola e Sociede, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, pp. 23-32. October 2015

Foreward [to Carl Bistany and Stephanie Gruner Buckley, Last Bell]
Last Bell: Breaking the gridlock in education reform, London: Profile Books, pp. xi-xiv. 2015

Land Use Controls, Fiscal Zoning, and the Local Provision of Education
(with Kuzey Yilmaz). Public Finance Review, 49(5), pp. 559-585. September 2015

The Preschool Debate: Translating Research into Policy
In Ingrid Gould Ellen, Edward L. Glaeser, Eric A. Hanushek, Matthew E. Kahn, and Aaron M. Renn. The Next Urban Reaissance: How Public-Policy Innovation and Evaluation Can Improve Life in America’s Cities, New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, pp. 25-40. 2015

Why Standard Measures of Human Capital are Misleading
KDI Journal of Economic Policy, 37(2), pp. 22-39. 2015

The Economic Impact of Educational Quality
(with Ludger Woessmann). In Pauline Dixon, Steve Humble, and Chris Counihan (ed.). Handbook of International Development and Education, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 6-19. 2015

Universal Basic Skills: What countries stand to gain
(with Ludger Woessmann). Paris: OECD Publishing, 110 pages. 2015

The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth
(with Ludger Woessmann)., Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 262 pages. 2015

Economics of Education
In Paul B. Baltes and Neil J. Smelser (ed.). International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 6, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, pp. 4200-4208. 2001

Not Enough Value to Justify More of the Same
Room for Debate, New York Times. 26-Mar-15

An Evaluation System Linked to Retention and Reward Is Vital
Room for Debate, New York Times, 2-Mar. Mar-15

Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC
(with Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold, and Ludger Woessmann). European Economic Review, 73, pp. 103-130. Jan-15

Finding the Right Focus
In María de Ibarrola and D.C. Phillips (ed.). Leaders in Educational Research, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 93-105. 2014

Achievement Gap
In Denis C. Phillips (ed.). Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy, Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, pp, 4-7. 2014

Is Location Fate? Distributional Aspects of Schooling
In Gregory K. Ingram and Daphne A. Kenyon (ed.). Education, Land, and Location, Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, pp. 25-61. 2014

More Easily Firing Bad Teachers Helps Everyone
Room for Debate, New York Times. 11-Jun-14

U.S. Students from Educated Families Lag in International Tests
(with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 14(4), pp. 8-18. Fall 2014

Institutional Structures of the Education System and Student Achievement: A Review of Cross-country Economic Research
(with Ludger Woessmann). In Rolf Strietholt, Wilfried Bos, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, and Monica Rosen (ed.) . Educational Policy Evaluation through International Comparative Assessments, Munster, Germany: Waxman, pp. 145-175. 2014

Kansas Courts Get It Right
Education Next. 12-Mar-14

Borrowing Constraints, College Aid, and Intergenerational Mobility
(with Charles Ka Yui Leung and Kuzey Yilmaz). Journal of Human Capital, 8(1), pp. 1-41. Spring 2014

Higher Grades, Higher GDP
Hoover Digest, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 75-78. Winter 2014

Boosting Teacher Effectiveness
In Chester E. Finn Jr. and Richard Sousa (ed.). What lies ahead for america's children and their schools, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 23-35. 2014

The Economic Relevance of Early Childhood Development
In Jörg F. Maas, Simone C. Ehmig, Carolin Seelmann (Ed.). Prepare for Life! Raising Awareness for Early Literacy Education, Stiftung Lesen, Mainz, DE, pp. 249-253. 2014

America’s schools earn a ‘C’ on their report card
(with Paul E. Peterson). The Daily Caller. 6-Dec-13

Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Role of Human Capital
Economics of Education Review, 37, pp. 204–212. Dec-13

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