Working Papers

Experimentally Validating Welfare Evaluation of School Vouchers (Part 1; revised Table 4)

(with Peter Arcidiacono, Karthik Muralidharan, and Eun-young Shim)

Selection into Public Service: Evidence from School Board Elections

(with Stephen B. Billings, Hugh Macartney, and Geunyong Park)

Identification of Non-Additive Fixed Effects Models: Is the Return to Teacher Quality Homogeneous?

(with Jinyong Hahn and Nese Yildiz)

School Choice, Competition, and Aggregate School Quality

(with Michael Gilraine and Uros Petronijevic)

revise and resubmit, Economic Journal

'Economics is Not a Man's Field': CSWEP and the First Gender Reckoning in Economics (1971-1991)

(with Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and Beatrice Cherrier)

revise and resubmit, History of Political Economy

Work in Progress

Access to and Gains from Selective Education

(with Seung Hyeong Lee and Ying Shi)

A New Test for School Competition


Assessing School District Decision-Making: In-Person Schooling and COVID-19 Transmission 

(with Alvin Christian and Brian Jacob)

forthcoming, Education Finance and Policy

School Boards and Education Production: Evidence from Randomized Ballot Order

(with Ying Shi)

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 15, no. 1 (2023): 438-472.

Horizontal Differentiation and the Policy Effect of Charter Schools

(with Michael Gilraine and Uros Petronijevic)

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 13, no. 3 (2021): 239-276.

Test-based Accountability and the Effectiveness of School Finance Reforms

(with Christian Buerger and Seung Hyeong Lee) (online appendix)

AEA Papers and Proceedings 111 (2021): 455-459.

The Competitive Effects of Entry: Evidence from Supercenter Expansion

(with Peter Arcidiacono, Paul B. Ellickson, and Carl F. Mela) 

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 12, no. 3 (2020): 175-206

The Fiscal Externalities of Charter Schools: Evidence from North Carolina

(with Helen F. Ladd)

Education Finance and Policy 15, no. 1 (2020): 191-208.

Incentives and the Supply of Effective Charter Schools

American Economic Review 109, no. 7 (2019): 2568-2612.

School Boards and Student Segregation

(with Hugh Macartney)

Journal of Public Economics 164 (2018): 165-182.

The Empirical Economist’s Toolkit: From Models to Methods

(with Matthew T. Panhans)

History of Political Economy 49, annual suppl. (2017): 127-157.

Putting Dollars Before Scholars? Evidence from For-Profit Charter Schools in Florida

Economics of Education Review 58 (2017): 43-54

Sorting Charles Tiebout

History of Political Economy 47, annual suppl. (2015): 199-226.

"Money is a Sterile Thing": Martin Luther on the Immorality of Usury Reconsidered

History of Political Economy 43, no. 4 (2011): 683-698.

Chapters, Edited Volumes, and Misc.

School Choice Policies in the United States: Retrospect and Prospect
in A Nation At Risk +40, eds. Stephen L. Bowen and Margaret L. Raymond.
Hoover Institution, 2023.

Putting Teachers on the Ballot

(with Ying Shi)

Education Next 23, no. 3 (2023): 56-60.

New Historical Perspectives on Women and Economics (introduction)

(edited with Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and Evelyn Forget)

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

‘Out in the Open’ Controversy: Economists’ Perspectives on the First Gender Reckoning in Economics

(with Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and Beatrice Cherrier)

in Women in Economics, ed. Shelly Lundberg.

London, UK: CEPR Press, 2020: 36-40.

Charter School Growth Puts Fiscal Pressure on Traditional Public Schools

(with Helen F. Ladd)

Brown Center Chalkboard, May 1, 2018

Slaves or Mercenaries? Milton Friedman and the Institution of the All-Volunteer Military

in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy, eds. Robert Cord and J. Daniel Hammond.

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016: 499-522.

Chicago Price Theory, 3 vols.

(edited with J. Daniel Hammond and Steven G. Medema)

Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.

An Archival History of the Econometric Society

(with Matthew T. Panhans)