Published Research

Craig Gunderson
Brent Kreider
Children in households reporting the receipt of free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are more likely to have negative health outcomes than observationally similar nonparticipants.
December 2009
Brent Kreider
We consider the problem of identifying a mean outcome in corrupt sampling where the observed outcome is drawn from a mixture of the distribution of interest and another distribution.
May 2009
Brian Balogh
While it is obvious that America's state and local governments were consistently active during the nineteenth century, a period dominated by laissez-faire, political historians of twentieth-century America have assumed that the national government did very little during this period.
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.