Closing the Gap: The Effect of Reducing Complexity and Uncertainty in College Pricing on the Choices of Low-Income Students
        Journal Article
        Susan Dynarski, Katherine Michelmore, CJ Libassi, and Stephanie Owen. 2021. American Economic Review.

Cost-Effective Approaches to Improve Global Learning : What Does Recent Evidence Tell Us Are “Smart Buys” for Improving Learning in Low and Middle Income Countries?
       Report
       Abhijit Banerjee, Sylvia Schmelkes, Kwame Akyeampong, Tahir Andrabi, Rukmini Banerji, Susan Dynarski, Rachel Glennerster, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Karthik 
Muralidharan, Ben PIper, Jaime Saavedra, Hirokazu Yoshikawa. 2021. The World Bank Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel.

Designed to Fail: Effects of the Default Option and Information Complexity on Student Loan Repayment
        Journal Article
         James C. Cox, Daniel Kreisman, and Susan Dynarski. 2020. Journal of Public Economics. 

Dual-Credit Courses and the Road to College: Experimental Evidence from Tennessee

        Journal Article
        
Steve Hemelt, Nathaniel Schwartz, and Susan Dynarski. 2019. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 

The US College Loans System: Lessons from Australia and England
        Journal Article
        Nicholas Barr, Bruce Chapman, Lorraine Dearden, and Susan Dynarski. 2019. Economics of Education Review. 71, pp. 32-48.

The Impact of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on High School Math Course-Taking
        Journal Article
        Soobin Kim, Gregory Wallsworth, Ran Xu, Barbara Schneider, Kenneth Frank, Brian Jacob, Susan Dynarski. 2019. 
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 41:2, pp. 164-88.

Estimating the Effects of a Large For-Profit Charter School Operator
        Working Paper
        Susan Dynarski, Daniel Hubbard, Brian Jacob, and Silvia Robles. 2018. NBER Working Paper. Revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics. 

How Important Are Fixed Effects and Time Trends in Estimating Returns to Schooling?
        Journal Article
        Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob, and Daniel Kreisman. 2018. Journal of Applied Econometrics 33:7, pp. 1098-1108.

Tax Benefits for College Attendance
        Working Paper
        Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan Dynarski. 2017. In Alan Auerbach and Kent Smetters, eds., The Economics of Tax Policy. Oxford University Press.

The Gap within the Gap: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Income Differences in Student Achievement

         Journal Article  Working Paper
        Susan Dynarski and Katherine Michelmore. 2017. AERA Open (February) .

Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter Schools on College Preparation, Entry and Choice
      Journal Article    Working Paper  
        Joshua Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Susan Dynarski, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walters. April 2016. Journal of Labor Economics 34 (2) Part 1.
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Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan
        
Journal Article   Working Paper   
       
 Brian Jacob, Susan Dynarski, Kenneth Frank, and Barbara Schneider. 2017. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 39 (2). 

 Labor Market Returns to Community College Awards: Evidence From Michigan
        Working Paper
        
Peter Riley Bahr, Susan M. Dynarski, Brian A. Jacob, Daniel Kreisman, Alfredo Sosa, and Mark Wiederspan. 2015.  CAPSEE Working Paper. 

The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Post-Secondary Outcomes 
         Working Paper
         Susan M. Dynarski, Steven Hemelt, and Joshua Hyman.  2015. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 37(1): 53S-79S. 

An Economist's Perspective on Student Loans in the United States
        Working Paper
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2014. "An Economist's Perspective on Student Loans in the United States." Brookings Institution. 

Building Better Longitudinal Surveys (on the cheap) through Links to Administrative Data
       Working Paper
       Susan M. Dynarski. 2014.  Prepared for the National Academy of Education.

Simplifying Tax Incentives and Aid for College: Progress and Prospects
       Journal Article       Working Paper 
       Judith Scott-Clayton, Susan M. Dynarski, Mark Wiederspan. 2013.  Tax Policy and the Economy 27 (1).

Loans for Educational Opportunity: Making Borrowing Work for Today's Students
       
Policy Brief 
       
Daniel Kreisman and Susan M. Dynarski. 2013. Hamilton Project Discussion Paper.

Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Post-Secondary Attainment and Degree Completion
       
Journal Article      Working Paper
        Susan M. Dynarski, Joshua Hyman, and Diane Schanzenbach. 2013.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(4): 692-717. 

Charter Schools and the Road to College Readiness
       Working Paper
       Joshua Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Susan M. Dynarski, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walters. 2013.  The Boston Foundation. 

Financial Aid Policy: Lessons from Research
       Journal Article      Working Paper
       Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan M. Dynarski. 2013. Future of Children 23 (1): 67-91. 

Student Aid Simplification: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
        Journal Article      Working Paper
        Mark Wiederspan and Susan M. Dynarski. 2012. National Tax Journal 65(1): 211-234. 

Who Benefits from KIPP?
        Journal Article      Working Paper 
        Joshua Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas Kane, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walters. 2012.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31(4): 837-860.  

Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in US College Entry and Completion
       Working Paper
       Martha Bailey and Susan M. Dynarski. 2011. In Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, eds., Whither Opportunity: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances. 

Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters and Pilots
        Journal Article      Working Paper
       Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas Kane, and Parag Pathak. 2011.  Quarterly Journal of Economics 126: 699-748. 

Student Achievement in Massachusetts' Charter Schools
       Working Paper
       Joshua Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Susan M. Dynarski, Jon Fullerton, Thomas Kane, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walter. 2011.  Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. 

Inputs and Impacts in Charter Schools: KIPP Lynn
       Journal Article
       Joshua Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas Kane, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walters. 2010. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 100: 1-5. 

Cheaper By the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance
       Working Paper
       Susan M. Dynarski, Jonathan Gruber, and Danielle Li. 2009. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 15461.  

Into College, Out of Poverty? Policies to Increase the Post-Secondary Attainment of the Poor
       Working Paper
       David Deming and Susan M. Dynarski. 2009. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 15387. 

Informing the Debate: Comparing Boston's Charter, Pilot and Traditional Schools
       Working Paper
       Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Josh Angrist, Sarah 
Cohodes, Susan M. Dynarski, Jon Fullerton, Thomas Kane, and Parag Pathak. 2009.  The Boston Foundation. 

Raising College Enrollment
         Journal Article
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2008. Milken Institute Review 10(3): 37‐45. 

The Lengthening of Childhood
        Journal Article      Working Paper
       David Deming and Susan M. Dynarski. 2008. Journal of Economic Perspectives 22(3): 71-92.  

Building the Stock of College-Educated Labor
        Journal Article      Working Paper
       Susan M. Dynarski. 2008.  Journal of Human Resources 43(3): 576-610.

Complexity and Targeting in Federal Student Aid: A Quantitative Analysis
        Journal Article      Working Paper
        Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan M. Dynarski. 2008. Tax Policy and the Economy 22: 109-150.

Focus Tax Incentives on Those Who Need Them
        Journal Article
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2007. Chronicle of Higher Education August 17, 2007. 

College Grants on a Postcard: A Proposal for Simple and Predictable Student Aid
        Working Paper
        Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan M. Dynarski. 2007. Hamilton Project discussion paper. 

The Feasibility of Streamlining Aid for College Using the Tax System
        Journal Article
        Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan M. Dynarski. 2007. National Tax Association Papers and Proceedings.

Simplify and Focus the Education Tax Incentives
         Working Paper
         Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan M. Dynarski. 2006.  National Bureau of Economic Research.

The Cost of Complexity in Federal Student Aid: Lessons from Optimal Tax Theory and Behavioral Economics
        Working Paper
        Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan M. Dynarski. 2006. National Bureau of Economics Research Working Paper 12227. 

Tax Policy and Education Policy: Collision or Coordination? A Case Study of the 529 and Coverdell Saving Incentives
Susan Dynarski
        Journal Article      Working Paper
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2004. Tax Policy and the Economy 18: 81-116.  

Who Benefits from the Education Saving Incentives? Income, Educational Expectations and the Value of the 529 and Coverdell
        Journal Article      Working Paper
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2004.  National Tax Journal. LVII (2 Part 2): 259-383.

The New Merit Aid
        Journal Article
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2004. In College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How To Pay for It, edited by Caroline M. Hoxby. 

Does Aid Matter? Measuring the Effects of Student Aid on College Attendance and Completion
        Journal Article
        Susan M. Dynarski.  2003.  American Economic Review 279-288. 

Loans, Liquidity and Schooling Decisions
        Working Paper
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2003. National Bureau of Economic Research. 

The Behavioral and Distributional Implications of Aid for College
        Journal Article      Working Paper
       
Susan M. Dynarski. 2002.   American Economic Review 92(2):279-285. 

Hope for Whom? Financial Aid for the Middle Class and Its Impact on College Attendance
        Journal Article      Working Paper
        Susan M. Dynarski. 2000. National Tax Journal 53(3, Part 2): 629-662.

Can Families Smooth Variable Earnings?
        Journal Article
        Jonathan Gruber and Susan M. Dynarski. 1997. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. 


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