Publications

Institutional Models in Education: Legal Framework and Methodological Aspects for a New Approach to the Problem of School Governance
(co-editor with Enrico Gori, Daniele Vidoni and Charles Glenn). Nijmegen, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers, 243 pages. 2006

Introduction: Good Intentions Captured – School Funding Adequacy and the Courts
in Eric A. Hanushek (ed.). Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges’ Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, Stanford, CA: Education Next Books, pp. xiii-xxxii. 2006

Science Violated: Spending Projections and the "Costing Out" of an Adequate Education
in Eric A. Hanushek (ed.)
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Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges' Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, Stanford, CA: Education Next Books, pp. 257-311. 2006

Early Returns from School Accountability
(with Margaret E. Raymond). in Paul E. Peterson (ed.). Generational Change: Closing the Test Score Gap, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 143-166. 2006

School Accountability and Student Performance
(with Margaret E. Raymond). Regional Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2(1) , pp. 51-61. Mar-06

More Accountability or More Resources: The US Experience with NCLB
(with Margaret E. Raymond). In Enrico Gori, Daniele Vidoni, Eric A. Hanushek and Charles Glenn (ed.). Institutional Models in Education: Legal Framework and Methodological Aspects for a New Approach to the Problem of School Governance, (Nijmegen, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers), pg. 69-80. 2006

Choice, Charters, and Public School Competition
Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 15-Mar-06. 15-Mar-06

Teacher Compensation
in Paul E. Peterson (ed.)
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Reforming Education in Florida, pp. 149-163. 2006

Comment [on Murnane, Willett, Bub, and McCartney]
In Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack(ed.). Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, pp. 128-131. 2006

Remedial Math: Rather than Spend More on Schools, We Should Spend More Wisely
The New Democrat, 7(6) , pp. 25-27. November/December 1995

The Economic Value of Improving Public Schools
Proceedings of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Research Conference, November 18-19, 2004, Cleveland: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, pp. 59-72. 2005

Economic Outcomes and School Quality
Education Policy Series, Volume 4. Paris: International Institute for Educational Planning and International Academy of Education}. 2005

The Economics of School Quality
German Economic Review, 6(3), pp. 269-286. Aug-05

Why Quality Matters in Education
Finance and Development, 42(2), pp.15-19. Jun-05

Education and Training
(with Michael Mertaugth). In Nicholas Barr (ed.). Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Accession and Beyond, Washington, DC: The World Bank, pp. 207-251. 2005

Does School Accountability Lead to Improved Student Performance?
(with Margaret E. Raymond)
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Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 24(2), pp. 298-327. Spring 2005

Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement
(with Steven G. Rivkin and John F. Kain)
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Econometrica, 73(2), pp. 417-458. Mar-05

The Market for Teacher Quality
(with John F. Kain, Daniel M. O'Brien, and Steven G. Rivkin)
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NBER Working Paper 11154, National Bureau of Economic Research. Feb-05

Why the Federal Government Should be Involved in School Accountability
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 24(1), pp. 168-172. Winter 2005

Developing Value-Added Measures for Teachers and Schools
(with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), pp. 99-104. 2005

Rewarding Teachers
(with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), pp. 155-166. 2005

United States Lessons about School Accountability
CESifo DICE Report, 2(4), pp. 27-32. Winter 2004

Our School Performance Matters
Journal of Education, 185(3), pp. 1-6. Nov-04

The Revolving Door
(with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin)
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Education Next, 4(1), pp. 77-82. Winter 2004

Learn Lessons of the Past
. The Australian. 26-Aug-04

Disruption versus Tiebout Improvement: The Costs and Benefits of Switching Schools
(with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin)
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Journal of Public Economics, 88(9), pp. 1722-1746. Aug-04

The Toughest Battleground: Schools
In Mark A. Wynne, Harvey Rosenblum and Robert L. Formaini (ed.). The legacy of Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose: Economic liberalism at the turn of the twenty first century, Dallas, TX: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, pp. 21-35. 2004

What If There Are No 'Best Practices'?
Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 51(2), pp. 156-172. May-04

Shopping for Evidence Against School Accountability
(with Margaret E. Raymond). In William J. Fowler, Jr. (ed.). Developments in School Finance: 2003, (Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics), pp. 119-130. 2004

The Effect of School Accountability Systems on the Level and Distribution of Student Achievement
(with Margaret E. Raymond)
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Journal of the European Economic Association, 2(2-3), pp. 406-415. May-04

Why Public Schools Lose Teachers
(with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin)
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The Journal of Human Resources, 39(2), pp. 326-354. Spring 2004

How to Improve the Supply of High Quality Teachers
(with Steven G. Rivkin)
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Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 2004, pp. 7-44. 2004

Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: The Influence of John Kain
(with Edward L. Glaeser and John M. Quigley)
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Journal of Urban Economics, 56(1). 2004

How to Determine Who is a Quality Teacher
(with Lewis C. Solmon, Philip Bigler, Lee S. Shulman, and Herbert J. Walberg). In Lewis C. Solmon and Tamara W. Schiff (ed.) . Talented Teachers: The Essential Force for Improving Student Achievement, Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, pp. 49-85. 2004

Economic Analysis of School Quality
European Economy: Quality and Efficiency in Education, Special Report No 3. Brussels: Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, pp. 29-48. 2004

Same Amount of Money Should Yield Better Results
San Jose Mercury News, p. 1P, 3P. 23-Nov-03

Redistribution through Education and Other Transfer Mechanisms
(with Charles Ka Yui Leung and Kuzey Yilmaz)
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Journal of Monetary Economic, 50(8), pp. 1719-1750. Nov-03

Does Peer Ability Affect Student Achievement?
(with John F. Kain, Jacob M. Markman, and Steven G. Rivkin). Journal of Applied Econometrics, 18(5), pp. 527-544. Oct-03

Efficiency and Equity in Schools around the World
(with Javier A. Luque)
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Economics of Education Review, 22(5), pp. 481-502. Oct-03

Potential Gains and Losses in Education
World and I, pp. 30-35. Sep-03

High Stakes Research
(with Margaret E. Raymond)
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Education Next, 3(3), pp. 48-55. Summer 2003

A False Schools ‘Fix’
. New York Post. 30-Jun-03

Does Public School Competition Affect Teacher Quality?
(with Steven G. Rivkin). In Caroline Minter Hoxby (ed.). The Economics of School Choice, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 23-47. 2003