Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Do Teacher Assistants Improve Student Outcomes? Evidence from School Funding Cutbacks in North Carolina” (2021). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 43(2), 280-304. Co-authors: Helen F. Ladd & Calen R. Clifton

Why is Math Cheaper than English? Understanding Cost Differences in Higher Education” (2021). Journal of Labor Economics, 39(2), 397-435. Co-authors: Kevin M. Stange, Fernando Furquim, Andrew Simon, & John E. Sawyer

Dual-Credit Courses and the Road to College: Experimental Evidence from Tennessee” (2020). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 9(3), 686-719. Co-authors: Nathaniel L. Schwartz & Susan M. Dynarski

Math Acceleration in Elementary School: Access and Effects on Student Outcomes” (2020). Economics of Education Review, 74, 1-21. Co-author: Matthew A. Lenard

How Does an Accountability Program that Targets Achievement Gaps Affect Student Performance?” (2020). Education Finance and Policy, 15(1), 45-74. Co-author: Brian A. Jacob

Building Bridges to Life after High School: Contemporary Career Academies and Student Outcomes” (2019). Economics of Education Review, 68, 161-178. Co-authors: Matthew A. Lenard & Colleen G. Paeplow

Raising the Bar for College Admission: North Carolina’s Increase in Minimum Math Course Requirements” (2019). Education Finance and Policy, 14(3), 492-521. Co-authors: Charles T. Clotfelter & Helen F. Ladd

Multifaceted Aid for Low-Income Students and College Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina” (2018). Economic Inquiry, 56(1), 278-303. 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 and Briefs

Teacher assistants are needed—now more than ever (2021). Brookings Institution, Brown Center Chalkboard: Washington, DC. Co-authors: Helen F. Ladd and Calen R. Clifton

Why the move to online instruction won’t reduce college costs (2020). Brookings Institution, Brown Center Chalkboard: Washington, DC. Co-author: Kevin M. Stange

Career Academies and the Resurgence of Career and Technical Education in the United States (2018). National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. CALDER Policy Brief No.8-0918-1: Washington, DC. Co-author: Matthew Lenard

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 Student 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