Hi! Here are some of the things that I've recently written. I've also posted a copy of my curriculum vitae on the web, but I can't vouch for how current it is, as I don't update the web (or, for that matter, my cv) as often as I should.
Brand new papers:
Names, Expectations and Black Children's Achievement
Testing, Crime and Punishment
Boys Named Sue: Disruptive Children and their Peers
Slightly aged papers:
What's in a Grade? School Report Cards and House Prices with Mel Lucas, revised version of NBER working paper 8019, forthcoming in American Economic Review.
Accountability, Ability and Disability: Gaming the System? with Larry Getzler, also NBER working paper 9307 (Described in NBER Digest here.)
Can School Choice and School Accountability Successfully Coexist? with Marianne Page, forthcoming in an NBER volume on The Economics of School Choice, University of Chicago Press.
Competition Between Private and Public Schools: Testing Stratification and Pricing Predictions with Dennis Epple and Rich Romano, revised version of NBER working paper 7956, forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics.
Do Higher Grading Standards Affect Student Performance? with Mel Lucas, revised version of NBER working paper 7985, forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics. (Described in NBER Digest here.)
Sex, Drugs, and Catholic Schools: Private Schooling and Non-Market Adolescent Behaviors with Jens Ludwig, also NBER working paper 7990 (Described in NBER Digest here.)
Food for Thought? The Effects of School Accountability Plans on School Nutrition with Josh Winicki, also NBER working paper 9319, forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics. (Described in NBER Digest (no pun intended) here.)
I also wrote a recent NBER Reporter piece describing some of my recent work. If you're interested in a non-technical overview of some of the things about which I've been thinking, click here.