"School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement,"
with Julien Lafortune and Diane Schanzenbach (July 2016).
Income and Program Participation After the Loss of
Extended Unemployment Benefits," with Robert G. Valletta (February
"Social Experiments in the Labor Market,"
with Till von Wachter (updated July 2016). Forthcoming in Handbook of Field Experiments
(Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, eds.).
Recession and its Aftermath: What Role for Structural Changes?" (Updated July 2016). Forthcoming,
Social and Economic Effects of the Great Recession, RSF Journal of the Social Sciences
"The Measurement of Student Ability in Modern Assessment Systems,"
with Brian Jacob. Journal of Economic Perspectives 30(3), Summer 2016. p.p. 85-108.
"Tax Policy Toward Low-Income Families,"
with Hilary Hoynes (March 2016). Forthcoming in
The Economics of Tax Policy,
Alan J. Auerbach and Kent Smetters, eds. Oxford University Press, 2017.
"The Earned Income Tax Credit."
With Austin Nichols.
In Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I,
Robert A. Moffitt, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
"The Effect of Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Evidence from the 2012-2013 Phase-Out."
American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 105(5), May 2015. p.p. 171-176.
With Henry S. Farber and Robert G. Valletta.
Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great
Recession," with Andreas Mueller and Till von Wachter.
Journal of Labor Economics 34 (S1, pt. 2), January 2016. p.p. S445-S475.
(On journal web site)
(NBER digest summary)
"Review of 'Learning About Teaching: Initial Findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project.'"
Published online in Think Tank Review,
National Education Policy Center, Boulder Colorado, January 13, 2011.
"Teacher Quality in Educational Production: Tracking, Decay, and Student Achievement."
Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(1), February 2010, p.p. 175-214.
Note: An early version of this paper circulated as "Do Value-Added Models Add Value?"
"Are Mixed Neighborhoods Always Unstable? Two-Sided and One-Sided Tipping,"
with David Card and Alexandre Mas.
In Neighborhood and Life Chances: How Place Matters in Modern America,
Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, eds.,
2011, University of Pennsylvania Press.
"Is the EITC as Good as an NIT? Conditional Cash Transfers and Tax Incidence."
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2 (1), February 2010, p.p. 177-208.
(Earlier working paper version,
titled "The Unintended Consequences of Encouraging Work: Tax Incidence and the EITC").
"The Value of School Facility Investments: Evidence from a Dynamic
Regression Discontinuity Design,"
with Stephanie Cellini and Fernando Ferreira.
Quarterly Journal of Economics. 125 (1), February 2010, p.p. 215-261.
"Does Competition Among Public Schools Benefit Students and Taxpayers? A Comment on Hoxby (2000)."
American Economic Review 97(5), December 2007, pp. 2026-2037.
(Replication, prior versions, & supplementary material)
(Rejoinder to Professor Hoxby's Reply).
"Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap,"
with David Card.
Journal of Public Economics 91(11-12), December 2007, pp. 2158-2184.
(NBER digest summary for lay audience).
"Good Principals or Good Peers: Parental Valuation of School Characteristics, Tiebout
Equilibrium, and the Incentive Effects of Competition Among Jurisdictions."
American Economic Review 96(4), September 2006, pp. 1333-1350.
(Data and replication archive [23MB]).
"Race, Income, and College in 25 Years: The Continuing Legacy of Segregation and Discrimination,"
with Alan Krueger and Sarah Turner.
American Law and Economics Review 8(2), Summer 2006, pp. 282-311.
"Was Justice O'Connor Right? Race and Highly Selective College Admissions in 25 Years,"
with Alan Krueger and Sarah Turner.
College Access: Opportunity or Privilege,
Michael McPherson and Morton Schapiro, eds,
New York: The College Board, 2006, pp. 35-46.