Research Fields

Economics of education, education policy, labor economics, program evaluation



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Multifaceted Aid for Low-Income Students and College Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina” (201*). Economic Inquiry, forthcoming. Co-authors: Charles T. Clotfelter & Helen F. Ladd

School Entry, Compulsory Schooling, and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Michigan” (2016). The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(4), 1-29. Co-author: Rachel B. Rosen

The Changing Landscape of Tuition and Enrollment in American Public Higher Education” (2016). RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(1), 42-68. Co-author: Dave E. Marcotte

Marginal Pricing and Student Investment in Higher Education” (2016). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(2), 441-471. Co-author: Kevin M. Stange

The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes” (2015). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1S), 53S-79S. Co-authors: Susan M. Dynarski & Joshua M. Hyman

Elementary School Interventions: Experimental Evidence on Postsecondary Outcomes.” (2013). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(4), 413-436. Co-authors: Kimberly B. Roth & William W. Eaton

High School Exit Exams and Dropout in an Era of Increased Accountability.” (2013). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(2), 323-349. Co-author: Dave E. Marcotte

The Impact of Tuition Increases on Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities.” (2011). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33(4), 435-457. Co-author: Dave E. Marcotte

Performance Effects of Failure to Make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Framework.” (2011). Economics of Education Review, 30(4), 702-723.

The College Double Major and Subsequent Earnings.” (2010). Education Economics, 18(2), 167-189.

Unscheduled Closures and Student Performance.” (2008). Education Finance and Policy, 3(3), 316-338. Co-author: Dave E. Marcotte

Policy Reports

Building Bridges in High School and Beyond: The Impacts of Apex High School’s Academy of Information Technology on Student Outcomes (2017). Wake County Public School System; Data, Research, and Accountability Department, DRA Report No. 16.33: Cary, NC. Co-authors: Matthew Lenard and Colleen Paeplow

Impacts of International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Program (PYP) on Students Achievement: Evidence from Michigan and North Carolina. (2015). International Baccalaureate Global Research Office: Bethesda, MD.

The Michigan Context: High School Attainment and College Enrollment Across the State. (2012). Michigan Consortium for Educational Research: Ann Arbor, MI. Co-authors: Susan M. Dynarski, Kenneth Frank, Brian A. Jacob, Rachel B. Rosen, and Barbara Schneider

Impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on Student Outcomes: Preliminary Findings from the First Cohort. (2012). Michigan Consortium for Educational Research: Ann Arbor, MI. Co-authors: Susan M. Dynarski, Kenneth Frank, Brian A. Jacob, Rachel B. Rosen, and Barbara Schneider

Working Papers

“Differentiated Accountability and Education Production: Evidence from NCLB Waivers” (with Brian Jacob) NBER Working Paper, No. 23461

“Raising the Bar for College Admission: North Carolina’s Increase in Minimum Math Course Requirements” (with Charles Clotfelter and Helen Ladd) NBER Working Paper, No. 21926

“Building Better Bridges to Life After High School: Experimental Evidence on Contemporary Career Academies” (with Matt Lenard and Colleen Paeplow) CALDER Working Paper, No. 176

“Teaching Assistants and Nonteaching Staff: Do They Improve Student Outcomes?” (with Helen Ladd) CALDER Working Paper, No. 169