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2021

PEPG 21-04

Public Opinion, Attitude Stability, and Education Policy

David M. Houston - George Mason University
Michael B. Henderson - Louisiana State University
Paul E. Peterson - LMU Munich and ifo
Martin R. West - Harvard University

PEPG 21-03

The Unintended Effects of Common Core State Standards on Non-Targeted Subjects

Benjamin W. Arold - LMU Munich and ifo
M. Danish Shakeel - Harvard University

PEPG 21-02

The Populist-Burkean Dimension in U.S. Public Opinion

M. Danish Shakeel - Harvard University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

PEPG 21-01

A Half Century of Progress in U. S. Student Achievement: Ethnic and SES Differences; Agency and Flynn Effects

M. Danish Shakeel - Harvard University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

2020

PEPG 20-04

Changes in the Performance of Students in Charter and District Sectors of U.S. Education: An Analysis of Nationwide Trends

M. Danish Shakeel - Harvard University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

PEPG 20-03

Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis

Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón - IE University & Stanford University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

This replaces working paper PEPG 19-03.

PEPG 20-02

Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Vouchers on Educational Attainments of Moderately and Severely Disadvantaged Students

Albert Cheng - University of Arkansas
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

This replaces working paper PEPG 19-02.

PEPG 20-01

Long-Run Trends in the U.S. SES-Achievement Gap

Eric A. Hanushek - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Laura M. Talpey - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Ludger Woessmann - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich

2019

PEPG 19-04

Fertile Soil? How Information Does (and Does Not) Shape Attitudes toward School Choice in Rural America

M. Danish Shakeel - Harvard University
Michael Henderson - Louisiana State University

PEPG 19-01

The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance

Eric A. Hanushek - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Laura M. Talpey - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Ludger Woessmann - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich

2018

PEPG 18-01

Experimental Estimates of Impacts of Cost-Earnings Information on Adult Aspirations for Children's Postsecondary Education

Albert Cheng - Harvard Kennedy School
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University

2017

PEPG 17-02

Union Reform and Teacher Turnover: Evidence from Wisconsin's Act

Jonathan Roth - Harvard University

PEPG 17-01

Parental Perceptions of Charter Schools: Evidence from Two Nationally Representative Surveys of U. S.

Samuel Barrows - Harvard Kennedy School
Albert Cheng - Harvard Kennedy School
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

2016

PEPG 16-01

The Effect of Private School Vouchers on Political Participation: Experimental Evidence from New York City

Deven Carlson - University of Oklahoma
Matthew M. Chingos - Urban Institute
David E. Campbell - University of Notre Dame

2015

PEPG 15-04

Assessing Tradeoffs between Observational and Experimental Designs for Charter School Research

Matthew Ackerman - Harvard Kennedy School
Anna J. Egalite - Harvard Kennedy School

PEPG 15-03

Performance Information and Retrospective Voting: Evidence from a School Accountability Regime

Samuel Barrows - Harvard Kennedy School

PEPG 15-02

Is Seeing Believing? How Americans and Germans Think about their Schools

Michael B. Henderson - Louisiana State University
Philipp Lergetporer - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich
Paul E. Peterson - Harvard University
Katharina Werner - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ludger Woessmann - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich

PEPG 15-01

Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Vouchers on College Enrollment and Degree Attainment

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

An updated version of this study has also been published in the Journal of Public Economics.

2014

PEPG 14-07

Representation in the Classroom: The Effect of Own- Race Teacher Assignment on Student Achievement

Anna J. Egalite - Harvard Kennedy School
Brian Kisida - University of Arkansas
Marcus A. Winters - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

PEPG 14-06

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance

Eric A. Hanushek - Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Marc Piopiunik - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich and CESifo
Simon Wiederhold - Ifo Institute at the University of Munich

PEPG 14-05

Competitive Impacts of Means-Tested Vouchers on Public School Performance: Evidence from Louisiana and Indiana

Anna J. Egalite - Harvard Kennedy School

PEPG 14-04

The Uneven Performance of Arizona's Charter Schools

Matthew M. 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 M. Chingos - Brookings Institution
Guido Schwerdt - University of Konstanz, CESifo, and IZA

PEPG 14-01

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 Education Next.

An interactive map providing specific information for each state is available here.

2013

PEPG 13-02

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 M. Chingos - Brookings Institution
Martin R. West - Harvard Graduate School of Education

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