Publications

The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: The Long-Run Impact of Improving PISA Outcomes
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, pp. 1-55. 2010

Court Mandates on School Funding Sharply Decline
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 3-Nov-11

Teacher Deselection
In Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway (ed.). Creating a New Teaching Profession, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, pp. 165-180. 2009

What To Do About NCLB
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 9-Nov-09

Building on No Child Left Behind
Science, 326, pp. 802-803. Nov-09

Does Pollution Increase School Absences?
(with Janet Currie, E. Megan Kahn, Matthew Neidell, and Steve G. Rivkin)
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Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(4), pp. 683-694. Nov-09

Why are Some Environments Better than Others for Charter Schools? Today’s Policy Question
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 8-Oct-09

Many Schools Are Still Inadequate: Now what?
(with Alfred A. Lindseth and Michael A. Rebell)
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Education Next, 9(4), pp. 49-56. Fall 2009

The Supreme Court Gets School Funding Right
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx.. Education Next. 15-Sep-09

Judicial Funding Mandates Related to Education Sharply Decline
(with Alfred A. Lindseth)
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State Courts Project, Federalist Society. Fall 2009

An F in Effectiveness
(with Alfred A. Lindseth). Hoover Digest, No. 3, pp. 43-47

New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement
(with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin)
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Journal of Labor Economics, 27(3), pp. 349-383. July 2009

California Needs to Make Wiser Use of School Funding
(with Alfred A. Lindseth). San Francisco Chronicle, p. A-15. 17-Jun-09

Schooling, Cognitive Skills, and the Latin American Growth Puzzle
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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NBER Working Paper 15066. Jun-09

The Economic Value of Education and Cognitive Skills
In Gary Sykes, Barbara Schneider and David N. Plank (eds.). Handbook of Education Policy Research, New York: Routledge, pp. 39-56. 2009

Harming the Best: How Schools Affect the Black-White Achievement Gap
(with Steven G. Rivkin)
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Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(3), pp. 366-393. Summer 2009

Performance-Based Funding
Defining Ideas, 1, pp. 101-105. 2009

Quality-Consistent Estimates of International Schooling and Skill Gradients
(with Lei Zhang)
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Journal of Human Capital, 3(2), pp. 107-143. Summer 2009

The Effectiveness of Court-Ordered Funding of Schools
(with Alfred A. Lindseth). Education Outlook, No. 6 (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute). May-09

Getting Down to Facts: School Finance and Governance in California
(with Susanna Loeb and Anthony Bryk)
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Education Finance and Policy, 3(1), pp. 1-19. Winter 2008

The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development
(with Ludger Woessmann)
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Journal of Economic Literature 2008, 46(3), pp. 607-668. 2008

Do Students Care about School Quality? Determinants of Dropout Behavior in Developing Countries
(with Victor Lavy and Kohtaro Hitomi)
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Journal of Human Capital, 2(1), pp. 69-105. 2008

What Do Cost Functions Tell Us About the Cost of an Adequate Education?
(with Robert Costrell and Susanna Loeb)
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Peabody Journal of Education, 83(2), pp. 198-223. 2008

Incentives for Efficiency and Equity in the School System
Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 9 (Special Issue), pp. 5-27. 2008

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)
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Education Next, 8(2), pp. 62-70. Spring 2008

John Forest Kain (1935-2003)
In Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume (eds.). The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2008

The Effects of Education Quality on Mortality Decline and Income Growth
(with Eliot A. Jamison and Dean T. Jamison)
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Economics of Education Review, 26(2), pp. 772-789. Dec-07

The Single Salary Schedule and Other Issues of Teacher Pay
Peabody Journal of Education, 82(4), pp. 574-586. Oct-07

Getting down to facts: School finance and governance in California
(with Susanna Loeb and Anthony S. Bryk). Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice, Stanford University. Sep-07

The Alchemy of ‘Costing Out’ an Adequate Education
In Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson (eds.). School Money Trials: The Legal Pursuit of Educational Adequacy, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 77-101. 2007

A numbers game: Consultants sell legislatures school studies and collect millions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Perspective, pp. 93, 98. 17-Jun-07

The Confidence Men: Selling Adequacy, Making Millions
Education Next, 7(3), pp. 73-78. Summer 2007

Some U.S. Evidence on how the Distribution of Educational Outcomes can be Changed
In Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson (ed.). Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 159-190. 2007

Charter School Quality and Parental Decision Making with School Choice
(with John F. Kain, Steven G. Rivkin, and Gregory F. Branch)
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Journal of Public Economics, 91(5-6), pp. 823-848. Jun-07

Pay, Working Conditions, and Teacher Quality
(with Steven G. Rivkin)
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Future of Children, 17(1), pp. 69-96. Spring 2007

Milton Friedman’s Unfinished Business
Hoover Digest, No. 1, pp. 42-49. Winter 2007

The Economic Benefits of Improved Teacher Quality
In Nils C. Soquel and Pierre Jaccard (ed.). Governance and Performance of Education Systems, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 107-135. 2007

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 2
(co-editor with Finis Welch). Amsterdam: North Holland, 742 pages. 2006

The Court’s Gift to Spitzer
The New York Sun. 28-Nov-06

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 1
(co-editor with Finis Welch). Amsterdam: North Holland, 700 pages. 2006

School Resources
In Eric A. Hanushek and Finis Welch (Ed.)
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Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 2, Amsterdam: North Holland, pp. 865-908. 2006

The Cost of an 'Adequate' Education
The Wall Street Journal, p. A19. 9-Oct-06

Is There Hope for Expanded School Choice?
In Robert C. Enlow and Lenore T. Ealy. Liberty and Learning: Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at Fifty, Washington, DC: Cato Institute, pp. 67-79. 2006

Alternative School Policies and the Benefits of General Cognitive Skills
Economics of Education Review, 25(4), pp. 447-462. Aug-06

The Complementarity of Tiebout and Alonso
(with Kuzey Yilmaz)
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Journal of Housing Economics, 16(2), pp. 243-261. Aug-06