Associate Professor of Finance and Economics
 

Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway,
Uris Hall 603
New York, NY 10027

Phone: (212) 854-9799
Fax: (212) 316-9219
 
 
 
  Districts Scrutinizing Teaching Applicants' Potential
Paper: Can you recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?
  Education Week, June 2, 2011
   
 
Cambridge Considers Middle Schools To Close Achievement Gap
Paper: Stuck in the Middle: Impacts of Grade Configuration in Public Schools
WBUR Boston, March 8, 2011
 
 
Information and Employee Evaluation
Paper: Information and Employee Evaluation: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Public Schools
NBER Digest, December 2010
 
 
Business School Researchers Give Poor Grades to Stand-alone Middle Schools
Paper: Stuck in the Middle: Impacts of Grade Configuration in Public Schools
The Columbia University Record, September 27, 2010
 
 
Middle Schools Fail Kids, Study Says
Paper: Stuck in the Middle: Impacts of Grade Configuration in Public Schools
The Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2010
 
 
NYC Study Gives K-8 Schools an Edge Over Middle Schools
Paper: Stuck in the Middle: Impacts of Grade Configuration in Public Schools
Education Week, September 1, 2010
 
 
Clean Out Your Desk
Paper: Searching for Effective Teachers with Imperfect Information
Slate, August 11, 2010
 
 
Missing in Newark: Its Teachers
Paper: Worker Absence and Productivity: Evidence from Teaching
Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2010
 
 
Studies find NYC school 'grades' spur improvements
Paper: Short Run Impacts of Accountability on School Quality
Associated Press Newswire, April 20, 2009
 
 
Failure Inspires Success? Benefits of Mike Plan
Paper: Short Run Impacts of Accountability on School Quality
New York Post, April 20, 2009
 
 
Mentoring Reduces Turnover Among Teachers in New York City
Paper: Does Mentoring Reduce Turnover and Improve Skills of New Employees? Evidence from Teachers in New York City
NBER Digest, August 2008
 
 
Building The Movement To End Educational Inequity
Paper: What Does Certification Tell Us About Teacher Effectiveness? Evidence from New York City
Phi Delta Kappan, June 1, 2008
 
 
Dear Economist...
Paper: Does Mentoring Reduce Turnover and Improve Skills of New Employees? Evidence from Teachers in New York City
Financial Times, May 31, 2008
 
 
New Teacher-Recruitment and Hiring Strategies Yield Positive Results for Schools, Example for Policymakers
Paper: The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and its Implications for Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools
Ascribe News, October 3, 2007
 
 
Uncertified Teachers Performing Well, Study Finds
Paper: The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and its Implications for Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools
The New York Sun, November 20, 2006
 
 
Crying Time; Foundation has the blues and no rhythm; sex offenders and real estate.
Paper: There Goes the Neighborhood? Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws
Forbes Magazine, July 24, 2006
 
 
There Goes the Neighbourhood
Paper: There Goes the Neighborhood? Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws
Financial Times, June 30, 2006
 
 
What's Black and White and Red All Over?
Paper: There Goes the Neighborhood? Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws
Washington Post, June 15, 2006
 
 
Megan's Law Hits Local Property Prices
Paper: There Goes the Neighborhood? Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws
NBER Digest, June 2006