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May 2014Human Capital Effects of Anti-Poverty Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Lottery
with Brian Jacob, Max Kapustin, Jens Ludwig: w20164
January 2013College as Country Club: Do Colleges Cater to Students' Preferences for Consumption?
with Brian Jacob, Brian McCall, Kevin M. Stange: w18745
August 2011The Effects of Housing and Neighborhood Conditions on Child Mortality
with Brian A. Jacob, Jens Ludwig, Douglas L. Miller: w17369

Published: Jacob, Brian A. & Ludwig, Jens & Miller, Douglas L., 2013. "The effects of housing and neighborhood conditions on child mortality," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 195-206. citation courtesy of

February 2011New Evidence on Teacher Labor Supply
with Mimi Engel, Brian A. Jacob: w16802

Engel, Mimi and Brian A. Jacob (Forthcoming). “New Evidence on Teacher Labor Supply.” American Educational Research Journal

February 2010Do Principals Fire the Worst Teachers?
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Published: Jacob, Brian A. ( 2011 ). “Do Pr incipals Fire the Worst Teachers?” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis . 33(4): 403 - 434,

The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence from Public Schooling
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Jacob, Brian A. (Forthcoming). “The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence from Public Schooling.” Journal of Labor Economics.

January 2010Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism
with Thomas S Dee, Brian A. Jacob: w15672

Published: Thomas S. Dee & Brian A. Jacob, 2012. "Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 47(2), pages 397-434. citation courtesy of

Educational Expectations and Attainment
with Brian A. Jacob, Tamara Wilder: w15683

Published: Jacob, B.A. and Tam ara Wilder ( 2011 ). “Educational Expectations and Attainment.” In Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low - Income Children , edited by Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane. New York, NY: Russell Sage Press.

November 2009The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement
with Thomas Dee, Brian Jacob: w15531

Published: Thomas S. Dee & Brian Jacob, 2011. "The impact of no Child Left Behind on student achievement," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(3), pages 418-446, Summer. citation courtesy of

December 2008Improving Educational Outcomes for Poor Children
with Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig: w14550

Published: Jacob, Brian and Jens Ludwig ( 2009 ) “Improving educational outcomes for poor children.” In Changing Poverty , Changing Policies , Edited by Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger. New York: Russell Sag e Foundation Press. pp. 266 - 300.

The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery
with Brian A. Jacob, Jens Ludwig: w14570

Published: Jacob, Brian A., and Jens Ludwig. 2012. "The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery." American Economic Review, 102(1): 272-304. DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.1.272

November 2008Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?
with Jonah E. Rockoff, Brian A. Jacob, Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger: w14485

Published: Jonah E. Rockoff & Brian A. Jacob & Thomas J. Kane & Douglas O. Staiger, 2011. "Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?," Education Finance and Policy, MIT Press, vol. 6(1), pages 43-74, January. citation courtesy of

October 2008The Effect of Gun Shows on Gun-Related Deaths: Evidence from California and Texas
with Mark Duggan, Randi Hjalmarsson, Brian A. Jacob: w14371

Published: Mark Duggan, Randi Hjalmarsson, Brian Jacob (2011), The Short-Term and Localized Effect of Gun Shows: Evidence from California and Texas, Review of Economics and Statistics, 786-799, Volume 93, Number 3.

June 2008The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Gains
with Brian A. Jacob, Lars Lefgren, David Sims: w14065

Published: Jacob, Brian, Lefgren, Lars and David Sims. (2010). "The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Gains." Journal of Human Resources 45(4): 915-943.

October 2007The Impact of Research Grant Funding on Scientific Productivity
with Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w13519

Published: Jacob, Brian A. & Lefgren, Lars, 2011. "The impact of research grant funding on scientific productivity," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(9-10), pages 1168-1177, October. citation courtesy of

The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion
with Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w13514

Published: Brian A. Jacob & Lars Lefgren, 2009. "The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(3), pages 33-58, July. citation courtesy of

September 2007Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence From Randomized Lotteries
with Julie Berry Cullen, Brian A. Jacob: w13443

Published: Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence from Randomized Lotteries, Julie Berry Cullen, Brian A. Jacob. in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective, Gruber. 2009

January 2007Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement: An Investigation of Differential Performance on NAEP and State Assessments
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May 2006Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance?
with Thomas S. Dee, Brian A. Jacob: w12199

Published: Gamoran, Adam (ed.) Standards-Based Reform and Children in Poverty: Lessons for "No Child Left Behind." Brookings Institution Press, 2007.

July 2005What Do Parents Value in Education? An Empirical Investigation of Parents' Revealed Preferences for Teachers
with Brian A. Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w11494

Published: Brian A. Jacob & Lars Lefgren, 2007. "What Do Parents Value in Education? An Empirical Investigation of Parents' Revealed Preferences for Teachers," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 122(4), pages 1603-1637, November. citation courtesy of

Principals as Agents: Subjective Performance Measurement in Education
with Brian A. Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w11463
September 2004The Dynamics of Criminal Behavior: Evidence from Weather Shocks
with Lars Lefgren, Enrico Moretti: w10739

Published: Brian Jacob & Lars Lefgren & Enrico Moretti, 2007. "The Dynamics of Criminal Behavior: Evidence from Weather Shocks," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 42(3). citation courtesy of

November 2003The Effect of School Choice on Student Outcomes: Evidence from Randomized Lotteries
with Julie Berry Cullen, Brian A. Jacob, Steven Levitt: w10113

Published: Cullen, Julie Berry, Brian A. Jacob, and Steven D. Levitt. “The effect of school choice on participants: evidence from randomized lotteries." Econometrica 74, 5 (2006): 1191-1230.

April 2003Public Housing, Housing Vouchers and Student Achievement: Evidence from Public Housing Demolitions in Chicago
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Published: Jacob, Brian A. "Public Housing Vouchers, And Student Achievement: Evidence From Public Housing Demolitions In Chicago," American Economic Review, 2004, v94(1,Mar), 233-258.

Are Idle Hands the Devil's Workshop? Incapacitation, Concentration and Juvenile Crime
with Brian A. Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w9653

Published: Jacob, Brian A. and Lars Lefgren. "Are Idle Hands The Devil's Workshop? Incapacitation, Concentration, And Juvenile Crime," American Economic Review, 2003, v93(5,Dec), 1560-1577. citation courtesy of

January 2003Rotten Apples: An Investigation of the Prevalence and Predictors of Teacher Cheating
with Brian A. Jacob, Steven D. Levitt: w9413

Published: Jacob, Brian A. and Steven D. Levitt. "Rotten Apples: An Investigation Of The Prevalence And Predictors Of Teacher Cheating," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, v118(3,Aug), 843-878. citation courtesy of

Catching Cheating Teachers: The Results of an Unusual Experiment in Implementing Theory
with Brian A. Jacob, Steven D. Levitt: w9414

Published: Gale, William G. and Janet Rothenberg Pack (eds.) Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2003. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2003.

May 2002Where the boys aren't: Non-cognitive skills, returns to school and the gender gap in higher education
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Published: Jacob, Brian. “Where the Boys Aren’t: Non-Cognitive Skills, Returns to School and the Gender Gap in Higher Education.” Economics of Education Review 21 (2002): 589-598.

Accountability, Incentives and Behavior: The Impact of High-Stakes Testing in the Chicago Public Schools
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Published: Jacob, Brian A. "Accountability, Incentives And Behavior: The Impact Of High-Stakes Testing In The Chicago Public Schools," Journal of Public Economics, 2005, v89(5-6,Jun), 761-796.

Remedial Education and Student Achievement: A Regression-Discontinuity Analysis
with Brian A. Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w8918

Published: Brian A. Jacob & Lars Lefgren, 2004. "Remedial Education and Student Achievement: A Regression-Discontinuity Analysis," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 86(1), pages 226-244, November. citation courtesy of

April 2002The Impact of Teacher Training on Student Achievement: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from School Reform Efforts in Chicago
with Brian A. Jacob, Lars Lefgren: w8916

Published: Jacob, B. and L. Lefgren. “The Impact of Teacher Training on Student Achievement: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from School Reform Efforts in Chicago.” Journal of Human Resources 39, 1 (2004): 50-79. citation courtesy of

September 2000The Impact of School Choice on Student Outcomes: An Analysis of the Chicago Public Schools
with Julie Berry Cullen, Brian Jacob, Steven Levitt: w7888

Published: Cullen, Julie Berry & Jacob, Brian A. & Levitt, Steven D., 2005. "The impact of school choice on student outcomes: an analysis of the Chicago Public Schools," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 89(5-6), pages 729-760, June. citation courtesy of

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