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Workplace:Harvard Graduate School of Education
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2014

  1. Improving Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: Lessons from Rigorous Evaluations
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)

2011

  1. High-School Exit Examinations and the Schooling Decisions of Teenagers: A Multi-Dimensional Regression-Discontinuity Analysis
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. How Performance Information Affects Human-Capital Investment Decisions: The Impact of Test-Score Labels on Educational Outcomes
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)

2009

  1. Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers? Evidence from California
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2010)

2008

  1. Educating Urban Children
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gap:Clarifying the Meaning of Within- and Between-School Achievement Gaps
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2007

  1. Do Teacher Absences Impact Student Achievement? Longitudinal Evidence from One Urban School District
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)

2005

  1. Expanding School Enrollment by Subsidizing Private Schools: Lessons from Bogotá
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Improving the Performance of the Education Sector: The Valuable, Challenging, and Limited Role of Random Assignment Evaluations
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economics of Innovation and New Technology (2007)

2001

  1. The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (36)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2003)

2000

  1. Upstairs, Downstairs: Computer-Skill Complementarity and Computer-Labor Substitution on Two Floors of a Large Bank
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)

1999

  1. Do the Cognitive Skills of School Dropouts Matter in the Labor Market?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Human Resources (2000)
  2. Who Benefits from Obtaining a GED? Evidence from High School and Beyond
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2000)

1998

  1. Estimating the Impact of the GED on the Earnings of Young Dropouts Using a Series of Natural Experiments
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)

1997

  1. Does Acquisition of a GED Lead to More Training, Post-Secondary Education, and Military Service for School Dropouts?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

1995

  1. Are Lots of College Graduates Taking High School Jobs? A Reconsiderationof the Evidence
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  2. The Growing Importance of Cognitive Skills in Wage Determination
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (294)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1995)

Journal Articles

2011

  1. Extending the regression-discontinuity approach to multiple assignment variables
    Journal of Econometrics, 2011, 161, (2), 203-207 Downloads View citations (5)

2010

  1. Do financial incentives help low-performing schools attract and keep academically talented teachers? Evidence from California
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2010, 29, (3), 451-478 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. Teachers' Views on No Child Left Behind: Support for the Principles, Concerns about the Practices
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2010, 24, (3), 151-66 Downloads

2007

  1. Improving the Performance of the Education Sector: The Valuable, Challenging, and Limited Role of Random Assignment Evaluations
    Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2007, 16, (5), 307-322 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  2. Randomized Trials of Education and Medical Practices: Strengths and Limitations
    Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2007, 16, (5), 303-306 Downloads View citations (1)

2006

  1. For now, middle-skilled jobs are the most vulnerable
    CESifo Forum, 2006, 7, (2), 38-38 Downloads

2005

  1. Learning Why More Learning Takes Place in Some Classrooms Than Others
    German Economic Review, 2005, 6, (3), 309-330 Downloads

2004

  1. The devil's in the details: evidence from the GED on large effects of small differences in high stakes exams
    Economics of Education Review, 2004, 23, (4), 339-349 Downloads

2003

  1. The Skill Content Of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, 118, (4), 1279-1333 Downloads View citations (450)
    Also in Proceedings, 2003, (Nov) (2003) Downloads View citations (394)

    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Who benefits from a GED? Evidence for females from High School and Beyond
    Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22, (3), 237-247 Downloads View citations (8)

2002

  1. Improving urban public schools: suggestions for teacher union leaders
    Conference Series ; [Proceedings], 2002, 47, (Jun), 297-303 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Upstairs downstairs: how introducing computer technology changed skills and pay on two floors of Cabot Bank
    Regional Review, 2002, (Q 2), 22-30 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Upstairs, downstairs: Computers and skills on two floors of a large bank
    Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2002, 55, (3), 432-447 View citations (31)

2001

  1. Do different dimensions of male high school students' skills predict labor market success a decade later? Evidence from the NLSY
    Economics of Education Review, 2001, 20, (4), 311-320 Downloads View citations (17)

2000

  1. Do the Cognitive Skills of School Dropouts Matter in the Labor Market?
    Journal of Human Resources, 2000, 35, (4), 748-754 Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. Estimating The Labor Market Signaling Value Of The GED
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, 115, (2), 431-468 Downloads View citations (42)
  3. How important are the cognitive skills of teenagers in predicting subsequent earnings?
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2000, 19, (4), 547-568 View citations (53)
  4. Who Benefits from Obtaining a GED? Evidence from High School and Beyond
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2000, 82, (1), 23-37 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (1999)

1998

  1. Standards, information, and the demand for student achievement
    Economic Policy Review, 1998, (Mar), 117-124 Downloads

1997

  1. Does a G.E.D. lead to more training, post-secondary education, and military service for school dropouts?
    Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1997, 51, (1), 100-116 View citations (3)

1996

  1. With What Skills Are Computers a Complement?
    American Economic Review, 1996, 86, (2), 258-62 Downloads View citations (53)

1995

  1. The Growing Importance of Cognitive Skills in Wage Determination
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1995, 77, (2), 251-66 Downloads View citations (310)
    See also Working Paper (1995)

1994

  1. Comment: Stimulating employer-provided general training
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1994, 13, (1), 75-81 Downloads

1992

  1. U.S. Earnings Levels and Earnings Inequality: A Review of Recent Trends and Proposed Explanations
    Journal of Economic Literature, 1992, 30, (3), 1333-81 Downloads View citations (377)

1990

  1. The Effects of Salaries and Opportunity Costs on Length of Stay in Teaching: Evidence from North Carolina
    Journal of Human Resources, 1990, 25, (1), 106-124 Downloads View citations (27)

1989

  1. The Effects of Salaries and Opportunity Costs on Duration in Teaching: Evidence from Michigan
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1989, 71, (2), 347-52 Downloads View citations (28)
  2. Will There Be Enough Teachers?
    American Economic Review, 1989, 79, (2), 242-46 Downloads View citations (5)

1987

  1. Changes in teacher salaries during the 1970s: The role of school district demographics
    Economics of Education Review, 1987, 6, (4), 379-388 Downloads

1985

  1. Comparing Public and Private Schools: The Puzzling Role of Selectivity Bias
    Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 1985, 3, (1), 23-35 View citations (19)

1984

  1. A Review Essay-Comparisons of Public and Private Schools: Lessons from the Uproar
    Journal of Human Resources, 1984, 19, (2), 263-277 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Production and innovation when techniques are tacit: The case of education
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 1984, 5, (3-4), 353-373 Downloads View citations (8)
  3. Selection and Survival in the Teacher Labor Market
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1984, 66, (3), 513-18 Downloads View citations (7)

1982

  1. How clients' characteristics affect organization performance: Lessons from education
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1982, 2, (3), 403-417 Downloads

1981

  1. Home Resources and Children's Achievement
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1981, 63, (3), 369-77 Downloads View citations (27)
  2. Learning by doing, vintage, and selection: Three pieces of the puzzle relating teaching experience and teaching performance
    Economics of Education Review, 1981, 1, (4), 453-465 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. New evidence on the relationship between mother's education and children's cognitive skills
    Economics of Education Review, 1981, 1, (2), 245-252 Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Organizing an anarchy: Lee Sproull, Stephen Weiner, and David Wolf. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978. Pp. 240. $18.00 (cloth)
    Economics of Education Review, 1981, 1, (1), 137-140 Downloads
  5. Teacher Mobility Revisited
    Journal of Human Resources, 1981, 16, (1), 3-19 Downloads View citations (6)

1979

  1. The Effects of a Negative Income Tax on School Performance: Results of an Experiment
    Journal of Human Resources, 1979, 14, (4), 463-476 Downloads View citations (3)
 
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