Economics of Education (With Sarah Turner). Accepted for publication by Worth Publishers. Expected publication date: February 2017.
Journal Article Refereed
"Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices after Public Release of Teacher Value-Added” (With Scott Imberman). Forthcoming, Journal of Urban Economics. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 19157.
“The Effect of Health Care Access on Schooling:Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions” (With Sarah Cohodes, Daniel Grossman, and Samuel Kleiner). Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 20178.
“Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff” (with Peter Arcidiacono). Forthcoming, Journal of Economic Literature. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 20962.
“Quantile Treatment Effects of Higher Education Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Records in Texas” (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 18068.
“Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Admissions” (with Peter Arcidiacono and Maria Zhu), Annual Review of Economics (7): 487-518.
“Incentive Strength and Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System” (with Scott Imberman), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, vol. 97, no. 2: 364-386. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 18439.
“Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationshipswith Graduation and Earnings” (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li), Economics of Education Review, October 2014, vol. 42: 93-108. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 19935.
“Within-family Obesity Associations: Evaluation ofParent, Child, and Sibling Relationships” (with Matthew Harding and Mark Pachucki), American Journal of Preventive Medicine, October 2014, vol. 47, no. 4: 382-391.
“Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement” (With Maria Fitzpatrick), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, August 2014, vol. 6, no. 3: 120-154. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 19281.
“Does Federal Financial Aid Affect College Enrollment? Evidence from Drug Offenders and the Higher Education Act of 1998” (With Emily Owens), Journal of Urban Economics, May 2014, vol. 81: 1-13. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 18749.
“Do Family Wealth Shocks Affect Fertility Choices? Evidence from the Housing Market” (with Kevin Mumford), Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2013, vol. 95, no. 2: 464-475.
“The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom” (With C. Lockwood Reynolds), Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2013, vol. 48, no. 1: 3-37. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 18075.
“The Heterogeneous Geographic and Socioeconomic Incidence of Cigarette Taxes: Evidence from Nielsen Homescan Data” (with Matthew Harding and Ephraim Leibtag), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Fall 2012, vol. 4, no. 4: 169-198.
“Increasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree inthe United States” (With John Bound and Sarah E. Turner), Education Finance and Policy, Fall 2012, vol. 7, no. 4: 365-424. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 15892.
“Changes in Postsecondary Choices by Ability and Income: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth” (With C. Lockwood Reynolds), Journal of Human Capital, Spring 2011, vol. 5, no. 1: 70-109.
“The Effect of Liquid Housing Wealth on College Enrollment.” Journal of Labor Economics, October 2011, vol. 29, no. 4: 741-771.
“Do Blue Laws Save Lives?: The Effect of Sunday Alcohol Sales Bans on Fatal Vehicle Accidents” (With Daniel Steefel), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Fall 2011, 30(4): 798 – 822.
“Why Have College Completion Rates Declined? AnAnalysis of Changing Student Preparation and Collegiate Resources” (With John Bound and Sarah E. Turner), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July 2010, vol. 2, no. 3: 1-31. Also published as NBER Working Paper 15566.
“Playing with Fire: Cigarettes, Taxes and Competition from the Internet” (with Austan Goolsbee and Joel Slemrod), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, February 2010, vol. 2, no. 1:131-153. Also published as NBER Working Paper 15612.
“The Fatal Toll of Driving to Drink: The Effect of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Evasion on Traffic Fatalities” (With Joel Slemrod), Journal of Health Economics, January 2010, vol. 29, no. 1: 62-77.
“The Effect of Teachers’ Unions on Education Production: Evidence from Union Election Certifications in Three Midwestern States.” Journal of Labor Economics, October 2009, vol. 27, no. 4: 525-587.
“How Far to the Border?: The Extent and Impact of Cross-Border Casual Cigarette Smuggling.” National Tax Journal, March 2008 (Winner of the Richard Musgrave Prize).
"A Bad Bargain: How Teacher Collective Bargaining Affects Students’ Employment and Earnings
Later in Life" (With Alexander Willen). Education Next, Winter 2015, vol. 16, no. 1.