Publications

Weighted Student Funding: Liberals and conservatives are equally naïve
(with author, author and author). Journal, 48(2), Pages xxx-xxx..

Math Matters
Hoover Digest, No. 1. 2011

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

Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals
(with Gregory F. Branch and Steven G. Rivkin). NBER Working Paper 17803, National Bureau of Economic Research. Jan-12

Land Use Controls and the Provision of Education
(with Kuzey Yilmaz)
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NBER Working Paper 17730. Jan-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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