Published Research

Research | National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement

Donald Boyd
Pamela Grossman
Hamilton Lankford
Susanna Loeb
Sep. 1, 2008
Research | NBER Working Paper

Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement

Donald Boyd
Grossman Pamela
Lankford Hamilton
Loeb Susanna
Sep. 1, 2008
T. Dee
R. Herman
P. Dawson
J. Greene
S. Redding
M. Darwin
This guide identifies practices that can improve the performance of chronically low-performing schools — a process commonly referred to as creating "turnaround schools."
May 2008
Jennifer Hochschild
Vesla Weaver
This phenomenon of “colorism” both occurs within the African American community and is expressed by outsiders, and most blacks are aware of it.
December 2007
Research | The Review of Economics and Statistics

Technology and Voter Intent: Evidence from the California Recall Election

Thomas Dee
Conventional evaluations of voting systems focus on ballots for which no vote can be recorded (that is, "residual" votes). However, recorded votes that misrepresent voter intent are another potentially important, but less easily measured, source of error.
November 2007
Research | Studies in American Political Development

Frontlash: Race and the Development of Punitive Crime Policy

Vesla M. Weaver
Civil rights cemented its place on the national agenda with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, fair housing legislation, federal enforcement of school integration, and the outlawing of discriminatory voting mechanisms in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Less recognized but no less important, the Second Reconstruction also witnessed one of the most punitive interventions in United States history.
November 2007
Research | National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research

The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and its Implications for Student Achievement in High‐Poverty Schools

Donald Boyd
Hamilton Lankford
Susanna Loeb
Jonah Rockoff
Sep. 1, 2007
Research | Journal of Human Resources

Teachers and the Gender Gaps in Student Achievement

Thomas Dee
A prominent class of explanations for the gender gaps in student outcomes focuses on the interactions between students and teachers.
2007
Donald J. Boyd
Pam Grossman
Hamilton Lankford
Susanna Loeb
Nicholas M. Michelli
April 1, 2006
Donald Boyd
Pamela Grossman
Hamilton Lankford
Susanna Loeb
March 1, 2006
M.A. Morrisey
D.C. Grabowski
T. S. Dee
C. Campbell
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of differentially stringent graduated drivers license programs on teen driver fatalities, day-time and night-time teen driver fatalities, fatalities of teen drivers with passengers present, and fatalities among teen passengers.
2006
Research | International Tax and Public Finance

The Effects of Catholic Schooling on Civic Participation

Thomas Dee
In this study, I examine the comparative effects of Catholic and public high schools on adult voter participation and volunteering in the United States. I find that students who attended Catholic high schools are actually more likely to vote, though not volunteer, as adults.
September 2005

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