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2014  
PEPG 14-04

The Uneven Performance of Arizona's Charter Schools
Matthew Chingos - Brookings Institution
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

PEPG 14-02

Virtual Schooling and Student Learning: Evidence from the Florida Virtual School
Matthew Chingos - Brookings Institution
Guido Schwerdt - University of Konstanz, CESifo, and IZA

Not Just the Problems of Other People's Children:
U.S. Student Performances in Global Perspective
Eric A. Hanushek- Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Paul E. Peterson
- Harvard University
Ludger Woessmann -
University of Munich
An abridged version of report findings are available in this Education Next Article An interactive map providing specific information for each state is available here. Watch Paul E. Peterson present the report's findings during a live event

2013  

Does student performance reduce imprisonment?
Kaja Høiseth Brugård - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Torberg Falch - Norwegian University of Science and Technology and CESifo

PEPG 13-01

Which Teachers Choose a Defined Contribution Pension Plan? Evidence from the Florida Retirement System
Matthew Chingos - Brookings Institution
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

2012  
PEPG 12-10

The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment: Experimental Evidence from New York City
Matthew Chingos - Brookings Institution
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
What Works Clearinghouse gives study highest rating
Matthew Chingos and Paul E. Peterson dissect the WWC rating

PEPG 12-09 The Effects of Test-based Retention on Student Outcomes over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Guido Schwerdt - Ifo Institute for Economic Research
PEPG 12-08

Educational Attainment Across the UK: Performance, Inequality and Evidence
Stephen Machin - London School of Economics
Sandra McNally - London School of Economics
Gill Wyness - London School of Economics

PEPG 12-07 Forthcoming
PEPG 12-06 Understanding the Divergent Trends in PISA Test Results for Poland and the Czech Republic
Mikolaj Herbst - University of Warsaw
Daniel Munich - CERGE-EI
Steven G. Rivkin - University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Texas at Dallas, and NBER
Jeffrey C. Schiman - University of Illinois at Chicago
PEPG 12-05 Gold Standards?: State Standards Reform and Student Achievement
Joshua Goodman
PEPG 12-04 School Turnarounds: Evidence from the 2009 Stimulus
Thomas S. Dee - University of Virginia and NBER
PEPG 12-03 Achievement Growth: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance
Eric A. Hanushek- Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Ludger Woessmann - University of Munich
  Education Iron Triangle
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Michael Henderson - University of Mississippi
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

PEPG 12-02 Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities
Stephen Gibbons - London School of Economics and IZA
Sandra McNally - London School of Economics and IZA
Martina Viarengo - The Graduate Institute, Geneva, London School of Economics and IZA
PEPG 12-01 Do (German) State Bond Markets Discount Politics
Daniel J. Nadler - Harvard University
Sounman Hong - Harvard University
Camillo von Muller - University of St. Gallen,
2011  

PEPG 11-04

Political and Institutional Determinants of Tax-Exempt Bond Yields
Daniel J. Nadler - Harvard University
Sounman Hong - Harvard University

PEPG 11-03

Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Ludger Woessmann - University of Munich
Eric A. Hanushek - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón - Harvard University

Archived webinar presentation by Paul E. Peterson to discuss findings is available to view here.

PEPG 11-02

The Impact of Alternative Grade Configurations on Student Outcomes through Middle and High School
Guido Schwerdt- Havard University, CESifo, and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

PEPG 11-01

Effects of Adult Education Vouchers on the Labor Market:
Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Guido Schwerdt- Havard University, CESifo, and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Dolores Messer - University of Bern, Switzerland
Ludger Woessmann - University of Munich
Stefan C. Wolter - University of Bern, CESifo, IZA

 
2010  

PEPG 10-22

It’s Easier to Pick a Good Teacher than to Train One:
Familiar and New Results on the Correlates of Teacher Effectiveness

Matthew M. Chingos - Harvard University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

PEPG 10-21 Promotion and Reassignment in Public School Districts:
How Do Schools Respond to Differences in Teacher Effectiveness?
Matthew M. Chingos - Harvard University
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education
PEPG 10-20 Migration Background and Educational Tracking:
Is there a Double Disadvantage for Second-Generation
Immigrants?

Elke Luedemann - Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Guido Schwerdt - Havard University, CESifo, and Ifo Institute for Economic Research

PEPG 10-19 U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How well does each state do at producing high-achieving students?
Eric A. Hanushek - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Ludger Woessmann - University of Munich

PEPG 10-18 An Analysis of Arizona Individual Income Tax-credit Scholarship Recipients’ Family Income, 2009-10 School Year
Vicki E. Murray - Pacific Research Institute

PEPG 10-17 Does Information Help Families Choose Schools? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
Michael Henderson - Harvard University

PEPG 10-16 Citizen Perceptions of Government Service Quality: Evidence from Public Schools
Matthew M. Chingos - Harvard University
Michael Henderson - Harvard University
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

PEPG 10-15 Is traditional teaching really all that bad? A within-student between-subject approach
Guido Schwerdt - CESifo and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Amelie C. Wuppermann - University of Munich


Paper PEPG 10-02 and papers PEPG 10-04 to PEPG 10-14 were originally presented at the conference, "Merit Pay: Will It Work? Is It Politically Viable?"

PEPG 10-14 Blocking, Diluting, and Co-Opting Merit Pay
Stuart Buck - University of Arkansas
Jay P. Greene - University of Arkansas and Manhattan Institute

PEPG 10-13 Economic Aspects of Improving Teacher Quality
Eric Hanushek - Stanford University, National Bureau of Economic Research and CESifo

PEPG 10-12 Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India
Karthik Muralidharan - University of California at San Diego
Venkatesh Sundararaman - The World Bank

PEPG 10-11 Cross-Country Evidence on Teacher Performance Pay
Ludger Woessmann - Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and Ifo Institute for Economic Research

PEPG 10-10 The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Output: Evidence from Public Schooling
Brian Jacob - University of Michigan

PEPG 10-09 Market- and Performance-Based Reforms of Teacher Compensation: A Review of Recent Practices, Policies, and Research
Michael J. Podgursky - University of Missouri
Matthew Springer - Vanderbilt University

PEPG 10-08 It’s Easier to Pick a Good Teacher than to Train One: Familiar and New Results on the Correlates of Teacher Effectiveness
Matthew M. Chingos - Harvard University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
PEPG 10-07 Teacher Incentive Pay and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the NYC Bonus Program
Sarena Goodman - Columbia University
Lesley Turner - Columbia University

PEPG 10-06 The Impact of Incentives on Effort: Teacher Bonuses in North Carolina
Tom Ahn - University of Kentucky
Jake Vigdor - Duke University

PEPG 10-05 Public Opinion on Merit Pay: Self Interest vs. Symbolic Politics
William G. Howell - University of Chicago
Michael Henderson - Harvard University

PEPG 10-04 Advancing Performance Pay in the Obama Administration: The Influence of Political Strategy & Alternative Priorities
Andrew Smarick - Thomas B. Fordham Institute and American Enterprise Institute

PEPG 10-03 The Impact of a Universal Class-Size Reduction Policy: Evidence from Florida’s Statewide Mandate
Matthew M. Chingos - Harvard University

PEPG 10-02 Do more effective teachers earn more outside of the classroom?
Matthew M. Chingos - Harvard University
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

PEPG 10-01 School Competition and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions: International Evidence Using Historical Catholic Roots of Private Schooling
Oliver Falck - Ifo Institute, CESifo and Max Planck Institute of Economics
Ludger Woessmann - University of Munich, Ifo Institute of Economic Research, CESifo
and IZA


2009  
PEPG 09-01 Producing superstars for the economic Mundial: The Mexican Predicament with quality of education
Lant Pritchett — Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Martina Viarengo — Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
PEPG 09-02 Impact of For-Profit and Nonprofit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Intervention, 2002-2008
Paul E. Peterson — Harvard University
Matthew M. Chingos — Harvard University
PEPG 09-03 The Illusion of Equality: The Educational Consequences of Blinding Weak States, For Example
Lant Pritchett — Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Martina Viarengo — Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
PEPG 09-04 Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Non-Cognitive Skills of Early Adolescents: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Survey
Paul E. Peterson — Harvard University
Martina Viarengo — London School of Economics and Political Science
PEPG 09-05 Identity And Entrepreneurship: Do Peers At School Shape Entrepreneurial Intentions?
Oliver Falck - CESifo and Max Planck Institute of Economics
Stephan Heblich - Max Planck Institute of Economics
Elke Luedemann - Ifo Institute for Economic Research

PEPG 09-06 Information and Exit: Do Accountability Ratings Help Families Choose Schools?
Michael Henderson — Harvard University
*A later draft of this paper is now available as PEPG 10-17.
2008  
Papers PEPG 08-02 to PEPG 08-16 were originally presented at the conference, "Economic Incentives: Do They Work in Education?"
PEPG 08-01 Teacher Effectiveness, Mobility, and Attrition in Florida: A descriptive analysis
Martin West - Brown University
Matthew Chingos -
Harvard University
PEPG 08-02 Gender Differences in Market Competitiveness in a Real Workplace: Evidence from Performance-based Pay Tournaments among Teachers
Victor Lavy - Hebrew University, Jerusalem
PEPG 08-03 Paying to Learn: The Effect of Financial Incentives on Elementary School Test Scores
Eric Bettinger - Case Western Reserve University
PEPG 08-04 The Impact of School Choice on Educational Performance, Segregation and Costs: Swedish Evidence
Anders Böhlmark - Stockholm University
Mikael Lindahl-
Uppsala University
PEPG 08-05 "Every Catholic Child in a Catholic School": Historical Resistance to State Schooling, Contemporary Private Competition, and Student Achievement across Countries
Martin R. West - Brown University
Ludger Woessmann — University of Munich, Ifo Institute of Economic Research and CESifo
PEPG 08-06 You get what you pay for: Incentives and Selection in the Education System
Armin Falk - University of Bonn
Thomas Dohmen-
ROA, Maastricht University, IZA, DIW
PEPG 08-07 The Role of Information in the Take-up of Student Loans
Adam Booij - University of Amsterdam
Edwin Leuven -
University of Amsterdam
Hessel Oosterbeek - University of Amsterdam
PEPG 08-08 Are Educational Vouchers Only Redistributive?
Eric Bettinger - Case Western Reserve University
Michael Kremer -
Harvard University
Juan Saavedra -
Harvard University
PEPG 08-10 Paying for A's: An Early Exploration of Student Rewards and Incentive Programs in Charter Schools
Margaret Raymond- CREDO, Stanford University
PEPG 08-11 Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Experiment
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Matthew Chingos -
Harvard University
PEPG 08-12 Educational Achievement and Ethnicity in Compulsory Schooling
Christian Dustmann - University College London
Stephen Machin - University College London

Uta Schoenberg -
University of Rochester
PEPG 08-13 Teacher Unions, Teacher Pay and Student Performance in India: A Pupil Fixed Effects Approach
Geeta G. Kingdon - Oxford University
Francis Teal -
Oxford University
PEPG 08-14 Impact of the Teacher Advancement Program on Student Test Score Gains: Findings from an Independent Appraisal
Matthew Springer - Vanderbilt University
Dale Ballou - Vanderbilt University
Art (Xiao) Peng - Vanderbilt University
PEPG 08-15 The Impact of Performance Pay for Public School Teachers: Theory and Evidence
Marcus A. Winters - University of Arkansas
Gary W. Ritter - University of Arkansas
Ryan H. Marsh - University of Arkansas
Jay P. Greene - University of Arkansas
Marc J. Holley - University of Arkansas
PEPG 08-16 Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India
Karthik Muralidharan - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Vankatesh Sundararaman -
World Bank
2007  
PEPG 07-01 The Role of School Improvement in Economic Development
Eric Hanushek — Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Ludger Woessmann — University of Munich and CESifo
PEPG 07-02 Fundamental Determinants of School Efficiency and Equity: German States as a Microcosm for OECD Countries
Ludger Woessmann — University of Munich and CESifo
PEPG 07-03 School Reform in Philadelphia: A Comparison of Student Achievement at Privately-Managed Schools with Student Achievement in Other District Schools
Paul E. Peterson — Harvard University
PEPG 07-04 Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History
Sascha O. Becker — University of Munich
Ludger Woessmann — University of Munich and CESifo
PEPG 07-05 Civics Exam: Schools of Choice Boost Civic Values
Patrick J. Wolf — University of Arkansas
PEPG 07-06 Fueling Educational Entrepreneurship: Addressing the Human Capital Challenge
Frederick M. Hess — American Enterprise Institute
Bryan C. Hassel — Public Impact
PEPG 07-07 Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Experiment
Paul E. Peterson — Harvard University
Matthew M. Chingos — Harvard University
PEPG 07-08 Heterogeneity in School Sector Effects on Elementary Student Performance
Paul E. Peterson — Harvard University
Elena Llaudet — Harvard University
2006  
PEPG 06-01 A Better Bargain: Overhauling Teacher Collective Bargaining for the 21st Century
Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute
Martin R. West,
Brookings Institution
PEPG 06-02 On the Public-Private School Achievement Debate
Paul E. Peterson and Elena Llaudet
Harvard University
2005  
PEPG 05-01 The Efficacy of Choice Threats within School Accountability Systems: Results from Legislatively Induced Experiments
Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West
Harvard University
PEPG 05-02 Learning to Lead:
What Gets Taught in Principal Preparation Programs

Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly
American Enterprise Institute
PEPG 05-03 Textbook Leadership?
An Analysis of Leading Books Used in Principal Preparation

Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly
American Enterprise Institute
PEPG 05-04 Growing Pains: The School Consolidation Movement and Student Outcomes
Christopher Berry, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Martin West, Harvard University
PEPG 05-05 What’s So Big About Small Schools?
The Case for Small Schools: Nationwide and in North Dakota

Jordan Hylden
Harvard University
Papers PEPG 05-06 to PEPG 05-23 were originally presented at the conference, "Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Education"
PEPG 05-06 Mobilizing the Private Sector: A Theoretical Overview
Thomas Nechyba
Duke University and NBER
PEPG 05-07 Contracting for the Delivery of Education Services: A Typology and International Examples
Norman LaRocque
New Zealand Business Roundtable
PEPG 05-08 Public-Private Partnerships in Latin America: A Review Based on Four Case Studies
Jose Gines Mora
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
PEPG 05-09 Public-Private Partnerships in Schooling: Cross-Country Evidence on their Effectiveness in Providing Cognitive Skills
Ludger Woessmann
Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
PEPG 05-10 Lessons from the U.S. Experience with Charter Schools
Chester Finn - Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Gregg Vanourek - Vanourek Consulting Solutions, LLC
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PEPG 05-11 Private School Vouchers in Colombia
Eric Bettinger
Case Western Reserve University
PEPG 05-12 Impact of Private Provision of Public Education: Empirical Evidence from Bogotá’s Concessions Schools
Felipe Barrera Osorio
Fedesarrollo, Colombia
PEPG 05-13 The Private-Public School Controversy: The Case of Chile
Christian Bellei
Harvard Graduate School of Education
PEPG 05-14 Teacher Absenteeism in Developing Countries
Michael Kremer
Harvard University
PEPG 05-15 Private and Public Schooling: the Indian Experience
Geeta G. Kingdon
Oxford University
PEPG 05-16 Public and Private Schooling Initiatives in England
Stephen Machin
University College, London and London School of Economics
PEPG 05-17 Breaking the State Monopoly in the Provision of Schooling:
The Experience in England

Neil McIntosh
CfBT
PEPG 05-18 The PFI Model and its Effect on Educational Outcomes
Michael Latham
CfBT
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PEPG 05-19 Rights and Duties of Being Public as Part of Civil Society
Jorge Cela, S.J.
Fe y Alegria International Federation
PEPG 05-20 Public-Private Partnerships: The Case of Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
Pablo Jaramillo
Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
PEPG 05-21 An International Education Company
Carl Bistany
Sabis
PEPG 05-22 Should Charter Schools Be a Cottage Industry?
Christopher Cerf and John Chubb
Edison Schools
PEPG 05-23 Education Contracting: Scope of Future Research
Harry A. Patrinos
World Bank
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Papers PEPG 05-24 to PEPG 05-36 were originally presented at the fall 2005 "Adequacy Lawsuits" conference and have been published in the Brookings Institution Press edited volume, School Money Trials: The Legal Pursuit of Adequacy.
PEPG 05-24 The Inadequacy of Adequacy Guarantees: A Historical Perspective
Joseph P. Viteritti
Hunter College, City University of New York
PEPG 05-25 When Did Education Become a Civil Right? The 20th Century's Modifications to State Constitutional Provisions for Public Education
John C. Eastman
Chapman University School of Law
PEPG 05-26 Educational Adequacy as Legal Theory: Implications from Equal Educational Opportunity Doctrine
Michael Heise
Cornell Law School
PEPG 05-27 Accountability, Adequacy, and the Impact of No Child Left Behind
Andrew Rudalevige
Dickinson College
PEPG 05-28 The Alchemy of "Costing Out" an Adequate Education
Eric Hanushek
Hoover Institution — Stanford University
PEPG 05-29 Stimulant or Salve? The Politics of Adequacy Implementation
Frederick M. Hess
American Enterprise Institute
PEPG 05-30 The Politics of Not Implementing an Adequacy Judgment: The Case of New York
Joe Williams
New York Daily News
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PEPG 05-31 School Finance Judgments and Spending on Education: A Review of the Evidence
Christopher Berry
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
PEPG 05-32 Is Teacher Pay 'Adequate'?
Michael Podgursky
University of Missouri - Columbia
PEPG 05-33 The Relationship between Adequacy and Equity
Richard Briffault
Columbia University School of Law
PEPG 05-34 Massachusetts' Hancock Case and the Adequacy Doctrine
Robert Costrell
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
PEPG 05-35 Who Should Govern? Adequacy Litigation and the Separation of Powers
Martha Derthick — University of Virginia
Josh Dunn — University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
PEPG 05-36 The Judiciary and the Uncertain Future of Adequacy Remedies: A Look to the Past
Kenneth Starr
Pepperdine University School of Law
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2004  
Papers 'PEPG 04-01' to 'PEPG 04-11' were originally presented at the PEPG conference, "50 Years after Brown: What Has Been Accomplished and What Remains to Be Done?", many of which have been published in: Generational Change: Closing the Test Score Gap.
PEPG 04-01 Leaving No Black Children Behind
Chester E. Finn, Jr
Fordham Foundation
PEPG 04-02 The Course of Federal Desegregation Litigation Since Brown:K
How Conflict Gave Way To Collusion

Charles Cooper
Cooper & Kirk
PEPG 04-03 Preschool Programs and the Achievement Gap:
The Little Train that Could

Ron Haskins
Brookings Institution
PEPG 04-04 Black Achievement 50 Years after Brown
David Armor
George Mason University
PEPG 04-05 The "Grutter-Gratz split doubleheader":
The Use of Student Race in School Admission, Attendance, and Transfer Policies at the K-12 Level

John Munich
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP
PEPG 04-06 Resources and Racial Skill Gaps
Derek Neal
University of Chicago
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PEPG 04-07 Educational Adequacy Lawsuits: The Rest of the Story
Alfred A. Lindseth
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLC
PEPG 04-08 School Accountability and the Black-White Test Score Gap
Eric Hanushek and Margaret Raymond
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
PEPG 04-09 Education Accountability: Motivation or Discrimination? A Survey of Legal Theories Used to Challenge and Defend State Accountability Systems
Jane Wilensky
Office of the Attorney General, State of Michigan
PEPG 04-10 School Choice by Mortgage or by Design:
Implications for the Black-White Test-Score Gap

Patrick J. Wolf
Georgetown Public Policy Institute
PEPG 04-11 Delaying the Dream: Legal Obstacles to School Choice
Clint Bolick
Alliance for School Choice
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Papers 'PEPG 04-12 to PEPG 04-28' were originally presented at the PEPG Conference: "Schooling and Human Capital Formation in the Global Economy: Revisiting the Equity-Efficiency Quandary"
PEPG 04-12 Many Types of Human Capital and Many Roles in U.S. Growth:
Evidence from County-Level Educational Attainment Data

ANDREW T. YOUNG, University of Mississippi
Daniel Levy, Bar-Ilan University
Matthew J. Higgins, Georgia State University
PEPG 04-13 Life Cycle Earnings and Wage Premiums
SOFIA SANDGREN
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
PEPG 04-14 Unequal Opportunities and Human Capital Formation
DANIEL MEJÍA, Brown University and Banco de la República, Colombia
Marc St-Pierre, Brown University
PEPG 04-15 How Equal Are Educational Opportunities? Family Background and Student Achievement in Europe and the United States
LUDGER WOESSMANN
Ifo Institute and CESifo, Munich
PEPG 04-16 Equalizing Opportunity Through Educational Finance Reform
JULIAN R. BETTS, University of California at San Diego
John E. Roemer, Yale University
PEPG 04-17 Intergenerational Mobility in Europe: Evidence from ECHP
SIMONA COMI
Università degli Studi di Milano
PEPG 04-18 Education Systems and Intergenerational Mobility
STEPHEN J. MACHIN
University College London & London School of Economics
PEPG 04-19 Distributional Outcomes of the Organization of U.S. School:
Peers, School Quality, and Achievement

ERIC A. HANUSHEK
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
PEPG 04-20 Peer Effects in North Carolina Public Schools
JACOB VIGDOR and Thomas Nechyba
Duke University
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PEPG 04-21 The Heterogeneous Effect of Selection in Secondary Schools:
Understanding the Changing Role of Ability

FERNANDO GALINDO-RUEDA, London School of Economics
Anna Vignoles, University of London
PEPG 04-22 The Optimal Timing of School Tracking
GIORGIO BRUNELLO, University of Padova
Massimo Giannini, University of Molise
Kenn Ariga, Columbia University
PEPG 04-23 The Effectiveness of Human Capital Policies for Disadvantaged Groups in the Netherlands
HESSEL OOSTERBEEK
Universiteit van Amsterdam
PEPG 04-24 Student Achievement and Birthday Effects
BJARNE STRØM
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
PEPG 04-25 The Impact of Choice on Educational Performance
SIMON BURGESS, Brendon McConnell, Carol Propper, and Deborah Wilson, University of Bristol
PEPG 04-26 School Choice and Quality
DANIELE CHECCHI, University of Milano
Tullio Jappelli, University of Salerno
PEPG 04-27 Retrospective Voting in Single Function Elections:
School Boards and Student Achievement

CHRISTOPHER R. BERRY, University of Chicago
William G. Howell, Harvard University
PEPG 04-28 Educational Reform and Disadvantaged Students:
Are They Better Off or Worse Off?

JOHN H. BISHOP, Cornell University
Ferran Mane, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Reus
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2003  
PEPG 03-01 Efficiency, Bias, and Classification Schemes: Estimating Private-School Impacts on Test Scores in the New York City Voucher Experiment
Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Harvard University
Papers 'PEPG 03-02' to 'PEPG 03-13' were originally presented at the PEPG Conference: "School Board Politics" and have been published in Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (Brookings, 2005).
PEPG 03-02 The Local School District in American Law
Richard M. Briffault
Columbia University Law School
PEPG 03-03 Desegregation and School Board Politics: The Limits of Court-Imposed Policy Change
Luis Fraga, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Nick Rodriguez, Master’s student, Stanford University Bari Anhalt Erlichson, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, Rutgers University
PEPG 03-04 Whither Localism? No Child Left Behind and the Local Politics of Federal Education Reform
Douglas Reed
Georgetown University
PEPG 03-05 Teacher Unions and School Board Elections
Terry Moe
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
PEPG 03-06 School House Politics: Expenditures, Interests, and Competition in School Board Elections
Frederick Hess, American Enterprise Institute
David Leal, University of Texas
PEPG 03-07 Retrospective Voting in Single Function Elections: School Boards, Test Scores, and Incumbents’ Electoral Fortunes
Chris Berry, University of Chicago
William Howell, Harvard University
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PEPG 03-08 Contextual Influences on Participation in Local and School Governance
David Campbell
University of Notre Dame
PEPG 03-09 Electoral Structure and the Quality of Representation: The Policy Consequences of School Board Elections
Kenneth J. Meier and Eric Gonzalez Juenke
Texas A&M University
PEPG 03-10 Minority Representation and Local School Boards
Melissa J. Marschall
Rice University
PEPG 03-11 When Mayors Lead Urban Schools: Toward Developing a Framework to Assess the Effects of Mayoral Takeover of Urban Districts
Kenneth Wong, Vanderbilt University
Francis X. Shen, Harvard University
PEPG 03-12 School District Consolidation and Student Outcomes: Does Size Matter?
Chris Berry
University of Chicago
PEPG 03-13 The Market for Hamburgers is Simple Compared to the Market for Charter Schools: McDonalds, Burger King, and Local School Boards
Mark Schneider, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Paul Teske, University of Colorado at Denver
Erin Cassese, State University of New York at Stony Brook
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PEPG 03-14 Latest Results from the New York City Voucher Experiment
Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Harvard University
PEPG 03-15

Participation in a National Means-tested School Voucher Program
David E. Campbell, University of Notre Dame
Martin R. West, Harvard University
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University

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2002  
PEPG 02-02 Class-Size Effects in School Systems Around the World: Evidence from Between-Grade Variation in TIMSS
Ludger Woessmann, CESifo
Martin R. West, Harvard University
Papers 'PEPG 02-03' to 'PEPG 02-14' were presented at the PEPG Conference: "Taking Account of Accountability" and have been published in No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of Accountability (Brookings, 2003).
PEPG 02-03 School Accountability Florida Style:
An Analysis of Recent Trends in Achievement, School Resources and Intervention

Julian Betts , Public Policy Institute of California and UCSD
Anne Danenberg , Public Policy Institute of California
PEPG 02-04 Racial Subgroup Rules in School Accountability Systems
Thomas J. Kane , UCLA
Douglas Staiger , Dartmouth University
PEPG 02-05 No Child Left Behind, Chicago Style:
What Has Really Been Accomplished?

Anthony Bryk
University of Chicago
PEPG 02-06 Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement Gains: Theory and Evidence
Brian Jacob
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
PEPG 02-07 A Prospective Policy Evaluation of the Michigan Merit Award Program
John H. Bishop
Cornell University
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PEPG 02-08 Standards and Student Outcomes:
Lessons from the 'First Wave' of Education Reform

Thomas Dee
Swarthmore College
PEPG 02-09 Charter School Achievement and Accountability
Tom Loveless
Brookings Institution
PEPG 02-10 How Central Exams Affect Educational Achievement:
International Evidence from TIMSS and TIMSS-Repeat

Ludger Woessmann
CESifo
PEPG 02-11 I Say 'Refining,' You Say 'Retreating': The Politics of High-Stakes Accountability
Frederick M. Hess
American Enterprise Institute
PEPG 02-12 Accountability and Avoidance in the Bush Education Plan: The 'No Child Left Behind Act of 2001'
Andrew Rudalevige
Dickinson College
PEPG 02-13 Lessons and Limits of State Accountability Systems
Eric Hanushek and Margaret Raymond
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
PEPG 02-14 Politics, Control, and the Future of School Accountability
Terry M. Moe
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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Papers 'PEPG 02-15' to 'PEPG 02-22' were presented at the PEPG Conference: "What Next for School Vouchers" and were published in The Future of School Choice (Hoover, 2003).
PEPG 02-15 School Vouchers after Zelman
C. Boyden Gray and Louis R. Cohen
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
PEPG 02-16 School Choice: Sunshine Replaces the Cloud
Clint Bolick
Institute for Justice
PEPG 02-17 Liberalism and School Choice
Peter Berkowitz
George Mason University
PEPG 02-18 Educational Freedom and Accountability: An International Overview
Charles Glenn , Boston University
Jan de Groof , College d'Europe Bruges
PEPG 02-19 School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments
Paul E. Peterson , Harvard University
William Howell , Harvard university
Patrick J. Wolf , Georgetown Public Policy Institute
David E. Campbell , University of Notre Dame
PEPG 02-20 The Voucher-Charter Connection
Bryan Hassel
Public Impact
PEPG 02-21 School Choice through the Tax Code:
Past Limitations, Future Prospects

Martin R. West
Harvard University
PEPG 02-22 Beyond Zelman: An Essay on the Future of Vouchers
Terry M. Moe
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Executive Summary

School Choice in New York City after Three Years: An Evaluation of the School Choice Scholarships Program
Daniel P. Mayer, David E. Myers, and Christina Clark Tuttle, Mathematica
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
William G. Howell, University of Wisconsin

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2001  
PEPG 01-01 An Evaluation of the BASIC Fund Scholarship Program in the San Francisco Bay Area California
Paul E. Peterson, David E. Campbell, and Martin R. West
Harvard University
PEPG 01-02 An Evaluation of the Florida A+ Accountability and School Choice Program
Jay P. Greene
Manhattan Institute
PEPG 01-03 An Evaluation of the Children's Scholarship Fund
Paul E. Peterson and David E. Campbell
Harvard University
Executive Summaries
A Reply to the "Critique of 'An Evaluation of the Florida A+ Accountability and School Choice Program'" by Gregory Camilli and Katrina Bulkley
Jay P. Greene
Manhattan Institute
Results of a School Voucher Experiment: The Case of Washington D.C. after Two Years
Patrick J. Wolf, Paul E. Peterson, and Martin R. West
Harvard University
School Choice in Dayton, Ohio after Two Years: An Evaluation of the Parents Advancing Choice in Education Scholarship Program
Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson, and David E. Campbell
Harvard University
The CEO Horizon Scholarship Program: A Case Study of School Vouchers in the Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio
Jay P. Greene with Daryl Hall
Harvard University
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2000  
Executive Summaries

Letter submitted to the Editor of the New York Times, September 17, 2000
Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West, Harvard University
William Howell, University of Wisconsin
Patrick J. Wolf, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

School Choice in New York City after Two Years:
An Evaluation of the School Choice Scholarships Program

David Myers, David Mayer, and Julia Chou, Mathematica
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
William G. Howell, University of Wisconsin
Test-Score Effects of School Vouchers in Dayton, Ohio; New York City; and Washington D.C.: Evidence from Randomized Field Trials
William G. Howell, University of Wisconsin
Patrick J. Wolf,
Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Paul E. Peterson and David E. Campbell,
Harvard University
School Choice in Washington D.C.: An Evaluation after One Year
William G. Howell, University of Wisconsin
Patrick J. Wolf,
Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Paul E. Peterson,
Harvard University
School Choice in Dayton, Ohio: An Evaluation after One Year
William G. Howell, University of Wisconsin
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
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1999  
Executive Summaries

An Evaluation of the Horizon Scholarship Program in the Edgewood Indpependent School District, San Antonio, Texas: The First Year
Paul E. Peterson,
Harvard University
David Myers, Mathematica
William Howell, University of Wisconsin

An Evaluation of the Cleveland Voucher Program after Two Years
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
William G. Howell,
University of Wisconsin
Jay P. Greene,
Manhattan Policy Institute
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1998  
Executive Summaries

An Evaluation of the New York City School Choice Scholarships Program: The First Year
Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West, Harvard University
David Myers, Mathematica
William Howell, University of Wisconsin

Initial Findings from an Evaluation of School Choice Programs in Washington D.C. and Dayton, Ohio
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
William G. Howell,
University of Wisconsin
Jay P. Greene,
Manhattan Policy Institute
William McCready

Initial Findings from an Evaluation of School Choice Programs in Washington D.C.
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
William G. Howell,
University of Wisconsin
Jay P. Greene,
Manhattan Policy Institute
William McCready

New Findings from the Cleveland Scholarship Program:
A Reanalysis of Data from the Indiana University School of Education Evaluation

Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
Jay P. Greene, Manhattan Policy Institute
William G. Howell,
University of Wisconsin

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