Derek Neal

Professor 
Department of Economics & The Committee on Education
University of Chicago 
& NBER


Bio Sketch

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Working Papers

"The Prison Boom & The Lack of Black Progress after Smith & Welch"- June 27, 2014 version
    Appendix Material: Download


Selected Publications

"The Consequences of Using one Assessment System to Pursue two Objectives," The Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 44, No. 4 (2013), pp. 339–352.

"Pay for Percentile," with Gadi Barlevy. American Economic Review, Vol. 102, No. 5 (2012), pp. 1805–1831.

"The Design of Performance Pay in Education," Handbook of the Economics of EducationVol. 4, (2011), pp. 495-550.

"Aiming for Efficiency Rather than Proficiency," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Summer 2010), pp. 119–132.

"Left Behind by Design: Proficiency Counts and Test-Based Accountability," with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach. Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 92, No. 2 (May 2010), pp. 263-283.

"Why Has Black–White Skill Convergence Stopped?," Handbook of the Economics of EducationVol. 1, (2006), pp. 511-576.

"The Measured Black‐White Wage Gap among Women Is Too Small," Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, No. S1, Papers in Honor of Sherwin Rosen: A Supplement to Volume 112 (February 2004), pp. S1-S28.

"How Vouchers Could Change the Market for Education," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 16, No. 4, (Autumn, 2002), pp. 25-44.

"Further Evidence on the Effects of Catholic Secondary Schooling," with Jeff Grogger. Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs (2000), pp. 151-193.

"The Complexity of Job Mobility among Young Men," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 1999), pp. 237-261.

"The Effects of Catholic Secondary Schooling on Educational Achievement," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 15, No. 1, Part 1. (Jan., 1997), pp. 98-123.

"The Role of Premarket Factors in Black-White Wage Differences," with William R. Johnson. Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 104, No. 5 (Oct., 1996), pp. 869-895.

"Industry-Specific Human Capital: Evidence from Displaced Workers," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct., 1995), pp. 653-677.
 

Commentary and Policy Papers
 
"A Different Approach to Assessment-Based Accountability," with Gadi Barlevy -- October, 2011, VOX
 
Interview in Region Focus -- Third Quarter, 2011, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
 
Presentations

The 50th Annual Financial Literacy and Economics Education Conference
-- October, 2011
 
Software
 
Percentile Performance Index Software (documentation included)
This software is still preliminary.  Check back often as we are working on adding confidence intervals to the percentile scores.

Events

WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC MODELS IN EDUCATION RESEARCH (click ->) https://sites.google.com/site/econedworkshop/