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Heterogeneity in Human Capital Investments: High School Curriculum, College Major, and Careers, (with Joe Altonji and Erica Blom) forthcoming Annual Reviews, 2012

Econometric methods for research in education
, (with Steven Rivkin), Handbook of Education, Hanushek and Machin eds., 2011

Maternal Education, Home Environments and the Development of Children and Adolescents (with Pedro Carneiro and Matthias Parey) Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011

Education Choices in Mexico. Using a structural Model and a Randomised Experiment to evaluate PROGRESA (with Orazio Attanasio and Ana Santiago) Review of Economic Studies, Jan. 2012

Resources and Standards in Urban Schools (with Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally) Human Capital

Conditional Cash Transfers and School Dropout Rates, Journal of Human Resources 2009 (with L. Dearden, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne)

Growth, Distance to Frontier and Composition of Human Capital (with Jerome Vandenbussche and Philippe Aghion) Journal of Economic Growth 2006 11, no. 2:97-127.

Dynamic models for policy evaluation, March 2006, 42 pp., IFS Working Papers, W06/08 published in Advances in Econometrics World Congress of the Econometric Society, London 2005

Assessing the effects of Schooling on wages using a social experiment (with Marten Palme) American Economic Review March 2005 pp 414-424

Economic Evaluation and Education Initiatives (with Carl Emmerson and Sandra McNally) Chapter 10 pp191-215 in “What’s the good of Education: The Economics of Education in the UK” Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles eds, Princeton University Press

Improving pupil performance in English secondary schools: Excellence in Cities, (with Steve Machin and Sandra McNally) Journal of the European Economic Association, Issue 2, April–May 2004, April May 2004 2(2-3):396-405

The effects of School Quality on Educational Attainment and Wages (with L. Dearden and J. Ferri), Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2002

Human Capital Investment: the returns from education and training to the individual, the firm and the economy, (with Blundell, Dearden and Sianesi) Fiscal Studies V 20.1 March 1999