NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Teacher Quality Policy When Supply Matters

Jesse Rothstein

NBER Working Paper No. 18419
Issued in September 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank Sarena Goodman for excellent research assistance and David Card, Sean Corcoran, Richard Rothstein, Cecilia Rouse, and conference and seminar participants at APPAM, Berkeley, IEB, IRP, NBER, Northwestern, and NYU for helpful discussions. I am grateful to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley for research funding. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Jesse Rothstein -----

I am grateful to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley for research funding.

I served as senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in 2009-10 and participated in that capacity in discussions related to teacher evaluation policies.

In addition, I have received compensation for presenting research findings at a conference sponsored by a teacher’s union, for expert witness work related to teacher firing, and for consulting to unions and state Departments of Education regarding the design of teacher evaluations. Total proceeds to date are below $10,000, and all have been donated to charity.

I have no further relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper.

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