Jacob L. Vigdor

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Faculty Research Fellow

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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When are Ghettos Bad? Lessons from Immigrant Segregation in the United States

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2152
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Edward L. Glaeser, David M. Cutler and Jacob L. Vigdor
Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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When are Ghettos Bad? Lessons from Immigrant Segregation in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w13082
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2007
David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Is the Melting Pot Still Hot? Explaining the Resurgence of Immigrant Segregation

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2071
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 May 2005
David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Is the Melting Pot Still Hot? Explaining the Resurgence of Immigrant Segregation

NBER Working Paper No. w11295
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Jun 2005
David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement

NBER Working Paper No. w16078
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Jun 2010
Jacob L. Vigdor and Helen F. Ladd
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 1103-1119, 2014
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 May 2014
Jacob L. Vigdor, Helen F. Ladd and Erika G Martinez
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of South Florida
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Distinguishing Spurious and Real Peer Effects: Evidence from Artificial Societies, Small-Group Experiments, and Real Schoolyards

Review of Law & Economics, Forthcoming , UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1118436
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Apr 2008
Stanford Law School, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Center for Child and Family Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Norms, social influence, peer effects

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Are Teacher Absences Worth Worrying About in the U.S.?

NBER Working Paper No. w13648
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2008
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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How and Why Do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement?

NBER Working Paper No. w12828
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 12 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Should Sixth Grade Be in Elementary or Middle School? An Analysis of Grade Configuration and Student Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w12471
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Sep 2006
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Stanford Law School, Duke University - Center for Child and Family Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Teacher-Student Matching and the Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness

NBER Working Paper No. w11936
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Apr 2006
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross-Subject Analysis with Student Fixed Effects

NBER Working Paper No. w13617
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2010
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Would Higher Salaries Keep Teachers in High-Poverty Schools? Evidence from a Policy Intervention in North Carolina

NBER Working Paper No. w12285
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - North Carolina Education Research Data Center, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto

NBER Working Paper No. w5881
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 12 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2010
David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, No. 3, June 1999
Posted: 22 Sep 1999
David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap

NBER Working Paper No. w12988
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Mar 2007
Jacob L. Vigdor and Jens Ludwig
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3 to 8

NBER Working Paper No. w12207
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 May 2006
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Is Urban Decay Bad? Is Urban Revitalization Bad Too?

NBER Working Paper No. w12955
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Mar 2007
Jacob L. Vigdor
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Federal Oversight, Local Control, and the Specter of "Resegregation" in Southern Schools

NBER Working Paper No. w11086
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Feb 2005
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Federal Oversight, Local Control, and the Specter of "Resegregation" in Southern Schools

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 347-389, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Charles T. Clotfelter, Jacob L. Vigdor and Helen F. Ladd
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy

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Do Rising Tides Lift All Prices? Income Inequality and Housing Affordability

NBER Working Paper No. w12331
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 07 May 2015
Janna L. Matlack and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Liquidity Constraints and Housing Prices: Theory and Evidence from the Va Mortgage

NBER Working Paper No. w10611
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Jul 2004
Jacob L. Vigdor
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Katrina Effect: Was There a Bright Side to the Evacuation of Greater New Orleans?

NBER Working Paper No. w13022
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2010
Jacob L. Vigdor
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The New Promised Land: Black-White Convergence in the American South, 1960-2000

NBER Working Paper No. w12143
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2010
Jacob L. Vigdor
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Book Reviews

Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 617-651, August 2005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Aug 2005
Northern Illinois University - Department of Economics, Williams College - Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Kiel, University of California, Berkeley - Department of City and Regional Planning, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Stephen F. Austin State University - Department of Political Science, Geography, and Public Administration, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Westminster - Centre for Urban and Regional Governance (CURG) and Chongqing Technology and Business University
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Fifty Million Voters Can't Be Wrong: Economic Self-Interest and Redistributive Politics

NBER Working Paper No. w12371
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Jul 2006
Jacob L. Vigdor
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Impact of No Child Left Behind's Accountability Sanctions on School Performance: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from North Carolina

NBER Working Paper No. w20511
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Sep 2014
Thomas Ahn and Jacob L. Vigdor
University of Kentucky and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Do People Value Racial Diversity? Evidence from Nielsen Ratings

Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 5, Article 4
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2011
Eric M. Aldrich, Peter Arcidiacono and Jacob L. Vigdor
University of California, Santa Cruz, Duke University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Customer Discrimination, Racial Diversity, Learning

Do People Value Racial Diversity? Evidence from Nielsen Ratings

Posted: 30 Nov 2009
Eric M. Aldrich, Peter Arcidiacono and Jacob L. Vigdor
University of California, Santa Cruz, Duke University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Customer Discrimination, Racial Diversity, Learning

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When Incentives Matter Too Much: Explaining Significant Responses to Irrelevant Information

NBER Working Paper No. w20321
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Thomas Ahn and Jacob L. Vigdor
University of Kentucky and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Algebra for 8th Graders: Evidence on its Effects from 10 North Carolina Districts

NBER Working Paper No. w18649
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Dec 2012
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Aftermath of Accelerating Algebra: Evidence from a District Policy Initiative

NBER Working Paper No. w18161
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Does the River Spill Over? Estimating the Economic Returns to Attending a Racially Diverse College

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 537-557, July 2010
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Jun 2010
Peter Arcidiacono and Jacob L. Vigdor
Duke University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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