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Working Papers

The CLOSUP Working Paper Series is targeted toward academic audiences and informed policymakers and includes research papers that are complete and ready for public presentation. Any topic relevant to local, state, and/or urban policy issues is eligible for inclusion.

This Working Paper Series will be presented in a searchable database soon. Meanwhile, the first entries in the series are presented below.


Mandating Change: Assessing the Implementation of the Michigan Merit Curriculum
Steven Byrd and Kasia Langer, University of Michigan


Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism.
Brian Jacob


The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement.
Thomas S. Dee, Brian Jacob


The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence from Public Schooling
Brian Jacob


Do Principals Fire the Worst Teachers?
Brian Jacob


Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance?
Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee


Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement: An Investigation of Differential Performance on NAEP and State Assessments
Brian Jacob


Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence from Randomized Lotteries
Brian Jacob, Julie Cullen


The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Gains
Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren, David Sims


Improving Educational Outcomes for Poor Children
Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig


The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion
Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren


Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?
Brian Jacob, Thomas J. Kane, Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger

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