Publications

The Economic Benefit of Educational Reform in the European Union
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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CESifo Economic Studies, 58(1), pp. 73–109. Mar-12

Why Can’t American Students Compete with the Rest of the World?
(with Paul E. Peterson). Newsweek, pp. 42-45. 5-Sep-11

Urban education, location, and opportunity in the United States
(with Kuzey Yilmaz). In Nancy Brooks, Kieran Donaghy, and Gerrit-Jan Knaap (ed.). Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 583-615. 2011

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 4
(co-editor with Stephen J. Machin and Ludger Woessmann). Amsterdam: North Holland, 708 pages. 2011

Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?
(with Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann, and Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón)
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Education Next, 11(4), pp. 51-59. Fall 2011

Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?
(with Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann, and Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón)
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PEPG Report No. 11-03, Cambridge, MA: Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University. Aug-11

Private Schools and Residential Choices: Accessibility, Mobility, and Welfare
(with Sinan Sarpça and Kuzey Yilmaz)
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B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions), 11(1) article 44, pp. 1-32. 2011

How Much Do Educational Outcomes Matter in OECD Countries?
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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Economic Policy, 26(67), pp. 427-491. Jul-11

The NRC Judges Test-Based Accountability
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 3-Jun-11

Valuing Teachers: How Much is a Good Teacher Worth?
Education Next, 11(3), pp. 40-45. Summer 2011

Overview of the Symposium on Performance Pay for Teachers
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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Economics of Education Review, 30(3), pp. 391-393. Jun-11

The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality
Economics of Education Review, 30(3), pp. 466-479. Jun-11

The Upside of Class Size Reduction
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx... 23-May-11

The New Unionism, Legislative Version
Education Next. 15-Apr-11

Recognizing the Value of Good Teachers
Education Week, 30(27), pp. 34-35. 6-Apr-11

Looking for a Friend in Court
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 1-Apr-11

Education reform solves state's budget crisis
(with George P. Shultz)
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San Francisco Chronicle, p. F-6. 10-Apr-11

The (Enormous) Economic Returns to a Good Teacher
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 5-Apr-11

Teaching Math to the Talented: Which Countries - and States - are Producing High-Achieving Students?
(with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann)
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Education Next, pp. 10-18. Winter 2011

Paying Teachers Appropriately
In Darrel Drury and Justin Baer (ed.). The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press), pp. 109-118. 2011

The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement
(with Ludger Woessmann) in Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (ed.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3, Amsterdam: North Holland, pp. 89-200. 2011

Feeling Too Good About Our Schools
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 18-Jan-11

How well do we understand achievement gaps?
Focus, 27(2), pp. 5-12. Winter 2010

U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-Achieving Students?
(with Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). PEPG Report No. 10–19, Cambridge, MA: Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University. Nov-10

Improving the Evaluation of Teachers
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 17-Nov-10

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 3
(co-editor with Stephen J. Machin and Ludger Woessmann). Amsterdam: North Holland, 616 pages. 2010

There is no ‘War on Teachers”
Wall Street Journal. 19-Oct-10

An Evidence-Based World
In Koret Task Force. American Education in 2030: An Assessment by Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution. 2010

The Difference is Teacher Quality
in Karl Weber (ed.). Waiting for "Superman": How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools. New York: Public Affairs, pp. 81-100. 2010

An Effective Teacher in Every Classroom: A lofty goal, but how to do it
(with Kati Haycock)
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Education Next, 10(3), pp. 46-52. Summer 2010

Why Is Reform So Hard?
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 1-Jul-10

Compared to Other Countries, Does the United States Really Do That Badly in Math?
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 12-Jul-10

Research and Policy: Master’s Degrees
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 14-Jun-10

The Quality and Distribution of Teachers under the No Child Left Behind Act
(with Steven G. Rivkin)
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Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(3), pp. 133-150. Summer 2010

Generalizations about Using Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality
(with Steven G. Rivkin)
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American Economic Review, 100(2), pp. 267-271. May-10

Cry Wolf! This Budget Crunch Is for Real
Education Week, 29(32), pp. 32-40. May-10

Total Student Load: Maybe worth a longer look, but hardly a revolution
(A review of The Secret of TSL: The revolutionary discovery that raises school performance, by William G. Ouchi)
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Education Next, 10(2), pp. 84-85. Spring 2010

Florida Positions Itself at the Forefront
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 7-Apr-10

Education Production Functions: Developed Countries Evidence
in Dominic J. Brewer and Patrick J. McEwan (ed.). Economics of Education (Amsterdam: Elsevier), pp. 132-136. 2010

The Choice Movement and the Courts
(with Alfred A. Lindseth). School Choice Advocate , Foundation for Educational Choice. Feb-10

Education and Economic Growth
(with Ludger Woessmann) in Dominic J. Brewer and Patrick J. McEwan (ed.)
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Economics of Education (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010), pp. 60-67. 2010

A Clearer Picture on Charter Schools
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 11-Jan-10