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NBER Papers in the Economics of Education


2014
w20321 Thomas Ahn
Jacob L. Vigdor

When Incentives Matter Too Much: Explaining Significant Responses to Irrelevant Information

w20318 Brigitte C. Madrian
Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design

w20308 Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Mary Zaki

Expanding the School Breakfast Program: Impacts on Children's Consumption, Nutrition and Health

w20299 Karthik Muralidharan
Jishnu Das
Alaka Holla
Aakash Mohpal

The Fiscal Cost of Weak Governance: Evidence from Teacher Absence in India

w20284 Richard J. Murnane
Alejandro J. Ganimian

Improving Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: Lessons from Rigorous Evaluations

w20268 Bruce I. Carlin
Li Jiang
Stephen A. Spiller

Learning Millennial-Style

w20262 Kate Ambler
Diego Aycinena
Dean Yang

Channeling Remittances to Education: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador

w20250 Manudeep Bhuller
Magne Mogstad
Kjell G. Salvanes

Life Cycle Earnings, Education Premiums and Internal Rates of Return

w20221 Joshua Goodman
Flaking Out: Student Absences and Snow Days as Disruptions of Instructional Time

w20211 Kalena Cortes
Joshua Goodman
Takako Nomi

Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra

w20164 Brian Jacob
Max Kapustin
Jens Ludwig

Human Capital Effects of Anti-Poverty Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Lottery

w20178 Sarah Cohodes
Samuel Kleiner
Michael F. Lovenheim
Daniel Grossman

The Effect of Child Health Insurance Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions

w20173 Joshua D. Angrist
Erich Battistin
Daniela Vuri

In a Small Moment: Class Size and Moral Hazard in the Mezzogiorno

w20167 Brian Clark
Clément Joubert
Arnaud Maurel

The Career Prospects of Overeducated Americans

w20156 David Cutler
Wei Huang
Adriana Lleras-Muney

When Does Education Matter? The Protective Effect of Education for Cohorts Graduating in Bad Times

w20118 C. Kirabo Jackson
Rucker Johnson
Claudia Persico

The Effect of School Finance Reforms on the Distribution of Spending, Academic Achievement, and Adult Outcomes

w20106 Pedro Bordalo
Nicola Gennaioli
Andrei Shleifer

Stereotypes

w20103 Anna Aizer
Shari Eli
Joseph P. Ferrie
Adriana Lleras-Muney

The Long Term Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families

w20068 Lance Lochner
Youngki Shin

Understanding Earnings Dynamics: Identifying and Estimating the Changing Roles of Unobserved Ability, Permanent and Transitory Shocks

w20056 Randall Walsh
Michael LeGower

Promise Scholarship Programs as Place-Making Policy: Evidence from School Enrollment and Housing Prices

w20037 Annamaria Conti
Christopher C. Liu

The (Changing) Knowledge Production Function: Evidence from the MIT Department of Biology for 1970-2000

w20013 Kala Krishna
Saziye P. Akyol

Preferences, Selection, and Value Added: A Structural Approach

w20006 Theodore J. Joyce
Sean Crockett
David A. Jaeger
Onur Altindag
Stephen D. O'Connell

Does Classroom Time Matter? A Randomized Field Experiment of Hybrid and Traditional Lecture Formats in Economics

w19979 Sandra Black
Paul J. Devereux
Kjell Salvanes

Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes

w19971 James J. Heckman
John Eric Humphries
Greg Veramendi
Sergio S. Urzua

Education, Health and Wages

w19937 Weili Ding
Steven F. Lehrer

Understanding the Role of Time-Varying Unobserved Ability Heterogeneity in Education Production

w19935 Rodney Andrews
Jing Li
Michael Lovenheim

Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings

w19925 James J. Heckman
Stefano Mosso

The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility

w19915 Hugh Macartney
The Dynamic Effects of Educational Accountability

w19882 Lance J. Lochner
Alexander Monge-Naranjo

Default and Repayment Among Baccalaureate Degree Earners

w19874 Alberto Bisin
Kyle Hyndman

Present-Bias, Procrastination and Deadlines in a Field Experiment

w19859 Parag A. Pathak
Peng Shi

Demand Modeling, Forecasting, and Counterfactuals, Part I

w19862 Philip J. Cook
Kenneth Dodge
George Farkas
Roland G. Fryer
Jr
Jonathan Guryan
Jens Ludwig
Susan Mayer
Harold Pollack
Laurence Steinberg

The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago

w19851 Daron Acemoglu
David Laibson
John A. List

Equalizing Superstars: The Internet and the Democratization of Education

w19844 Raj Chetty
Nathaniel Hendren
Patrick Kline
Emmanuel Saez
Nicholas Turner

Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility

w19843 Raj Chetty
Nathaniel Hendren
Patrick Kline
Emmanuel Saez

Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

w19842 Sandra E. Black
Jane Arnold Lincove
Jenna Cullinane
Rachel Veron

Can You Leave High School Behind?

w19839 Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
George L. Wehby
Sarah Lewis
Luisa Zuccolo

Alcohol Exposure In Utero and Child Academic Achievement

w19836 Dayanand S. Manoli
Nicholas Turner

Cash-on-Hand & College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and Policy Nonlinearities

w19816 Caroline M. Hoxby
The Economics of Online Postsecondary Education: MOOCs, Nonselective Education, and Highly Selective Education

w19803 David J. Deming
Using School Choice Lotteries to Test Measures of School Effectiveness


2013
w19774 Joshua Angrist
The Perils of Peer Effects

w19769 Resul Cesur
Naci H. Mocan

Does Secular Education Impact Religiosity, Electoral Participation and the Propensity to Vote for Islamic Parties? Evidence from an Education Reform in a Muslim Country

w19762 Eric A. Hanushek
Guido Schwerdt
Simon Wiederhold
Ludger Woessmann

Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC

w19742 Alberto Abadie
Matthew M. Chingos
Martin R. West

Endogenous Stratification in Randomized Experiments

w19740 Gabriela Calderon
Jesse M. Cunha
Giacomo De Giorgi

Business Literacy and Development: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Mexico

w19735 Elizabeth U. Cascio
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

The Impacts of Expanding Access to High-Quality Preschool Education

w19716 Lance Lochner
Todd Stinebrickner
Utku Suleymanoglu

The Importance of Financial Resources for Student Loan Repayment

w19690 Tomas Cvrcek
Miroslav Zajicek

School, what is it good for? Useful Human Capital and the History of Public Education in Central Europe

w19663 Verónica Frisancho
Kala Krishna
Sergey Lychagin
Cemile Yavas

Better Luck Next Time: Learning Through Retaking

w19656 James J. Heckman
Tim Kautz

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Interventions That Improve Character and Cognition

w19607 David Lam
Cally Ardington
Nicola Branson
Murray Leibbrandt

Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post-Secondary Education in South Africa

w19597 Mehmet Alper Dinçer
Neeraj Kaushal
Michael Grossman

Women’s Education: Harbinger of Another Spring? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Turkey

w19581 Will Dobbie
Roland G. Fryer
Jr

The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes

w19576 Atila Abdulkadiroğlu
Weiwei Hu
Parag A. Pathak

Small High Schools and Student Achievement: Lottery-Based Evidence from New York City

w19574 Jeffrey Clemens
David M. Cutler

Who Pays for Public Employee Health Costs?

w19565 Frank Schorfheide
Kenneth I. Wolpin

To Hold Out or Not to Hold Out

w19562 Christopher Avery
Evaluation of the College Possible Program: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

w19552 Susan M. Dynarski
Steven W. Hemelt
Joshua M. Hyman

The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes

w19546 Kala Krishna
Alexander Tarasov

Affirmative Action: One Size Does Not Fit All

w19542 V. Joseph Hotz
Juan Pantano

Strategic Parenting, Birth Order and School Performance

w19529 Thomas Dee
James Wyckoff

Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT

w19524 Maria D. Fitzpatrick
Retiree Health Insurance for Public School Employees: Does it Affect Retirement?

w19517 Keith Brown
Cristian Tiu

The Interaction of Spending Policies, Asset Allocation Strategies, and Investment Performance at University Endowment Funds

w19440 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

Contract Teachers: Experimental Evidence from India

w19480 Amanda Pallais
Small Differences that Matter: Mistakes in Applying to College

w19464 Steven G. Rivkin
Jeffrey C. Schiman

Instruction Time, Classroom Quality, and Academic Achievement

w19452 Natalia Danzer
Victor Lavy

Parental Leave and Children’s Schooling Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Large Parental Leave Reform

w19446 Fredrik Andersson
Harry J. Holzer
Julia I. Lane
David Rosenblum
Jeffrey Smith

Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms

w19444 David J. Deming
Sarah Cohodes
Jennifer Jennings
Christopher Jencks

School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings

w19424 Raj Chetty
John N. Friedman
Jonah E. Rockoff

Measuring the Impacts of Teachers II: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood

w19423 Raj Chetty
John N. Friedman
Jonah E. Rockoff

Measuring the Impacts of Teachers I: Evaluating Bias in Teacher Value-Added Estimates

w19441 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

The Aggregate Effect of School Choice: Evidence from a Two-stage Experiment in India

w19406 David N. Figlio
Morton O. Schapiro
Kevin B. Soter

Are Tenure Track Professors Better Teachers?

w19369 Melvin Stephens
Jr.
Dou-Yan Yang

Compulsory Education and the Benefits of Schooling

w19364 Rachel Dunifon
Anne Toft Hansen
Sean Nicholson
Lisbeth Palmhøj Nielsen

The Effect of Maternal Employment on Children’s Academic Performance

w19351 Lisa Barrow
Cecilia E. Rouse

Financial Incentives and Educational Investment: The Impact of Performance-Based Scholarships on Student Time Use

w19341 Karthik Muralidharan
Ketki Sheth

Bridging Education Gender Gaps in Developing Countries: The Role of Female Teachers

w19331 Nicole M. Fortin
Philip Oreopoulos
Shelley Phipps

Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in High Academic Achievement

w19305 Karthik Muralidharan
Nishith Prakash

Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India

w19306 Benjamin L. Castleman
Bridget Terry Long

Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation

w19298 Dennis Epple
Richard Romano
Sinan Sarpça
Holger Sieg

The U.S. Market for Higher Education: A General Equilibrium Analysis of State and Private Colleges and Public Funding Policies

w19286 Eleanor Wiske Dillon
Jeffrey Andrew Smith

The Determinants of Mismatch Between Students and Colleges

w19281 Maria D. Fitzpatrick
Michael F. Lovenheim

Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement

w19271 Marianne P. Bitler
Thurston Domina
Emily K. Penner
Hilary W. Hoynes

Distributional Effects of a School Voucher Program: Evidence from New York City

w19243 Timothy N. Bond
Kevin Lang

The Black-White Education-Scaled Test-Score Gap in Grades K-7

w19241 Justine S. Hastings
Christopher A. Neilson
Seth D. Zimmerman

Are Some Degrees Worth More than Others? Evidence from college admission cutoffs in Chile

w19232 Jason Fletcher
Friends or Family? Revisiting the Effects of High School Popularity on Adult Earnings

w19227 Najy Benhassine
Florencia Devoto
Esther Duflo
Pascaline Dupas
Victor Pouliquen

Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A “Labeled Cash Transfer” for Education

w19222 Kasey Buckles
Andreas Hagemann
Ofer Malamud
Melinda S. Morrill
Abigail K. Wozniak

The Effect of College Education on Health

w19215 Jason M. Fletcher
Stephen L. Ross
Yuxiu Zhang

The Determinants and Consequences of Friendship Composition

w19214 Derek Neal
The Consequences of Using One Assessment System To Pursue Two Objectives

w19212 Lawrence E. Blume
William A. Brock
Steven N. Durlauf
Rajshri Jayaraman

Linear Social Interactions Models

w19202 Giacomo De Giorgi
Michele Pellizzari

Understanding Social Interactions: Evidence from the Classroom

w19188 Peter Arcidiacono
Cory Koedel

Race and College Success: Evidence from Missouri

w19185 Paul Gertler
James Heckman
Rodrigo Pinto
Arianna Zanolini
Christel Vermeersch
Susan Walker
Susan M. Chang
Sally Grantham-McGregor

Labor Market Returns to Early Childhood Stimulation: a 20-year Followup to an Experimental Intervention in Jamaica

w19183 Kevin M. Stange
Differential Pricing in Undergraduate Education: Effects on Degree Production by Field

w19182 Olesya Baker
Kevin Lang

The Effect of High School Exit Exams on Graduation, Employment, Wages and Incarceration

w19165 Ralph Stinebrickner
Todd R. Stinebrickner

A Major in Science? Initial Beliefs and Final Outcomes for College Major and Dropout

w19157 Scott A. Imberman
Michael F. Lovenheim

Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices After a Public Release of School and Teacher Value-Added

w19145 Jonathan Meer
Harvey S. Rosen

Donative Behavior at the End of Life

w19140 Manisha Shah
Bryce Millett Steinberg

Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital

w19138 Tomás Rau
Eugenio Rojas
Sergio Urzúa

Loans for Higher Education: Does the Dream Come True?

w19135 Kevin Lang
Russell Weinstein

The Wage Effects of Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Certifications: Better Data, Somewhat Different Results

w19128 Tom Vogl
Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

w19113 Roland G. Fryer
Jr

Information and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Cellular Phone Experiment

w19111 Jesper Bagger
Javier A. Birchenall
Hani Mansour
Sergio Urzúa

Education, Birth Order, and Family Size

w19108 Jason A. Grissom
Susanna Loeb
Nathaniel Nakashima

Strategic Involuntary Teacher Transfers and Teacher Performance: Examining Equity and Efficiency

w19103 Robin L. Lumsdaine
Rogier J.D. Potter van Loon

Wall Street vs. Main Street: An Evaluation of Probabilities

w19102 Anna Aizer
Joseph J. Doyle
Jr.

Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges

w19096 Allison Atteberry
Susanna Loeb
James Wyckoff

Do First Impressions Matter? Improvement in Early Career Teacher Effectiveness

w19077 James J. Heckman
Lakshmi K. Raut

Intergenerational Long Term Effects of Preschool - Structural Estimates from a Discrete Dynamic Programming Model

w19053 Philip Oreopoulos
Uros Petronijevic

Making College Worth It: A Review of Research on the Returns to Higher Education

w19060 Robert W. Fairlie
Jonathan Robinson

Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Home Computers on Academic Achievement among Schoolchildren

w19049 Nora E. Gordon
High School Graduation in the Context of Changing Elementary and Secondary Education Policy and Income Inequality: The Last Half Century

w19035 Liran Einav
Jonathan D. Levin

The Data Revolution and Economic Analysis

w19031 Scott E. Carrell
Bruce Sacerdote

Late Interventions Matter Too: The Case of College Coaching New Hampshire

w19014 Sara Heller
Harold A. Pollack
Roseanna Ander
Jens Ludwig

Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment

w19007 Richard Blundell
Monica Costa Dias
Costas Meghir
Jonathan M. Shaw

Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform

w19002 Costas Meghir
Mårten Palme
Emilia Simeonova

Education, Cognition and Health: Evidence from a Social Experiment

w18988 Elizabeth Davidson
Randall Reback
Jonah E. Rockoff
Heather L. Schwartz

Fifty Ways to Leave a Child Behind: Idiosyncrasies and Discrepancies in States’ Implementation of NCLB

w18987 Sandra E. Black
Aline Bütikofer
Paul J. Devereux
Kjell G. Salvanes

This Is Only a Test? Long-Run Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout

w18981 Umut M. Dur
Scott Duke Kominers
Parag A. Pathak
Tayfun Sönmez

The Demise of Walk Zones in Boston: Priorities vs. Precedence in School Choice

w18979 Fatih Guvenen
Michelle Rendall

Women's Emancipation Through Education: A Macroeconomic Analysis

w18945 Todd Stinebrickner
Ralph Stinebrickner

Academic Performance and College Dropout: Using Longitudinal Expectations Data to Estimate a Learning Model

w18889 Lisa Barrow
Amy Claessens
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

The Impact of Chicago’s Small High School Initiative

w18859 Gary Solon
Steven J. Haider
Jeffrey Wooldridge

What Are We Weighting For?

w18848 Courtney A. Collins
Li Gan

Does Sorting Students Improve Scores? An Analysis of Class Composition

w18846 David N. Figlio
Jonathan Guryan
Krzysztof Karbownik
Jeffrey Roth

The Effects of Poor Neonatal Health on Children's Cognitive Development

w18817 Loreto Reyes
Jorge Rodríguez
Sergio S. Urzúa

Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Postsecondary Degrees: Evidence from Chile

w18832 Jerome Adda
Christian Dustmann
Costas Meghir
Jean-Marc Robin

Career Progression, Economic Downturns, and Skills

w18818 Diether W. Beuermann
Julian P. Cristia
Yyannu Cruz-Aguayo
Santiago Cueto
Ofer Malamud

Home Computers and Child Outcomes: Short-Term Impacts from a Randomized Experiment in Peru

w18812 Barbara L. Wolfe
Jason Fletcher

Estimating Benefits from University-Level Diversity

w18809 Paula Stephan
Chiara Franzoni
Giuseppe Scellato

Choice of Country by the Foreign Born for PhD and Postdoctoral Study: A Sixteen-Country Perspective

w18799 Peter Arcidiacono
Esteban M. Aucejo
V. Joseph Hotz

University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California

w18791 Philip J. Cook
Songman Kang

Birthdays, Schooling, and Crime: New Evidence on the Dropout-Crime Nexus

w18782 Brant Abbott
Giovanni Gallipoli
Costas Meghir
Giovanni L. Violante

Education Policy and Intergenerational Transfers in Equilibrium

w18749 Michael F. Lovenheim
Emily G. Owens

Does Federal Financial Aid Affect College Enrollment? Evidence from Drug Offenders and the Higher Education Act of 1998

w18745 Brian Jacob
Brian McCall
Kevin M. Stange

College as Country Club: Do Colleges Cater to Students’ Preferences for Consumption?

w18744 Massimo Anelli
Giovanni Peri

Peer Gender Composition and Choice of College Major

w18721 Jason Fletcher
Adalbert Mayer

Tracing the Effects of Guaranteed Admission through the College Process: Evidence from a Policy Discontinuity in the Texas 10% Plan

w18710 Susan Dynarski
Judith Scott-Clayton

Financial Aid Policy: Lessons from Research

w18707 Susan Dynarski
Judith Scott-Clayton
Mark Wiederspan

Simplifying Tax Incentives and Aid for College: Progress and Prospects

w18701 Richard J. Murnane
U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations

w18665 David Card
Stefano DellaVigna

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