Brian Jacob

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

79 John F. Kennedy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

The Dynamics of Criminal Behavior: Evidence from Weather Shocks

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-003
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Jan 2005
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Brigham Young University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Crime, displacement, social interactions, weather

The Dynamics of Criminal Behavior: Evidence from Weather Shocks

NBER Working Paper No. w10739
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2004
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Brigham Young University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
Downloads 38 (436,428)
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Principals as Agents: Subjective Performance Measures in Education

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-040
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Jul 2005
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 257 (117,291)
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Education Policy

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Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance?

NBER Working Paper No. w12199
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2009
Thomas S. Dee and Brian Jacob
and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 210 (143,250)
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The Impact of School Choice on Student Outcomes: An Analysis of the Chicago Public Schools

NBER Working Paper No. w7888
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Chicago
Downloads 123 (225,983)
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The Effect of School Choice on Student Outcomes: Evidence from Randomized Lotteries

NBER Working Paper No. w10113
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2010
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Chicago
Downloads 121 (228,833)
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What Do Parents Value in Education? An Investigation of Parents' Revealed Preferences for Teachers

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-043
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 12 Dec 2005
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
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Education Policy

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Catching Cheating Teachers: The Results of an Unusual Experiment in Implementing Theory

NBER Working Paper No. w9414
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2010
Brian Jacob and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Chicago
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Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?

NBER Working Paper No. w14485
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2010
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 101 (260,165)
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Improving Educational Outcomes for Poor Children

NBER Working Paper No. w14550
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2009
Brian Jacob and Jens Ludwig
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
Downloads 100 (261,867)
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The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion

NBER Working Paper No. w13514
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2007
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 94 (272,607)
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Remedial Education and Student Achievement: A Regression-Discontinuity Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w8918
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 May 2002 Last Revised: 04 May 2002
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 94 (272,607)
Citation 92

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The Impact of Teacher Training on Student Achievement: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from School Reform Efforts in Chicago

NBER Working Paper No. w8916
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Apr 2002 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2009
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 88 (284,315)
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Rotten Apples: An Investigation of the Prevalence and Predictors of Teacher Cheating

NBER Working Paper No. w9413
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2010
Brian Jacob and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Chicago
Downloads 79 (303,575)
Citation 178

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Principals as Agents: Subjective Performance Measurement in Education

NBER Working Paper No. w11463
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 78 (305,900)
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Where the Boys Aren'T: Non-Cognitive Skills, Returns to School and the Gender Gap in Higher Education

NBER Working Paper No. w8964
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 May 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2010
Brian Jacob
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 71 (322,720)
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Public Housing, Housing Vouchers and Student Achievement: Evidence from Public Housing Demolitions in Chicago

NBER Working Paper No. w9652
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 27 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 09 May 2015
Brian Jacob
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 68 (330,373)
Citation 76

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The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement

NBER Working Paper No. w15531
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 24 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2009
Thomas S. Dee and Brian Jacob
and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 65 (338,342)
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Accountability, Incentives and Behavior: The Impact of High-Stakes Testing in the Chicago Public Schools

NBER Working Paper No. w8968
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 30 May 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2010
Brian Jacob
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 61 (349,408)
Citation 97

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What Do Parents Value in Education? An Empirical Investigation of Parents' Revealed Preferences for Teachers

NBER Working Paper No. w11494
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 Aug 2005
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 60 (352,264)
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Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism

NBER Working Paper No. w15672
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jan 2010
Thomas S. Dee and Brian Jacob
and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 53 (373,646)
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The Impact of Research Grant Funding on Scientific Productivity

NBER Working Paper No. w13519
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 24 Oct 2007
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
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Are Idle Hands the Devil's Workshop? Incapacitation, Concentration and Juvenile Crime

NBER Working Paper No. w9653
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 14 May 2003
Brian Jacob and Lars John Lefgren
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Brigham Young University - Department of Economics
Downloads 43 (408,006)
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Educational Expectations and Attainment

NBER Working Paper No. w15683
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2010
Brian Jacob and Tamara Wilder
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 38 (427,106)
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The Effect of Gun Shows on Gun-Related Deaths: Evidence from California and Texas

NBER Working Paper No. w14371
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Mark Duggan, Randi Hjalmarsson and Brian Jacob
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - School of Public Policy and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 37 (431,188)
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Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence from Randomized Lotteries

NBER Working Paper No. w13443
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2010
Julie Berry Cullen and Brian Jacob
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement: An Investigation of Differential Performance on Naep and State Assessments

NBER Working Paper No. w12817
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2010
Brian Jacob
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Do Principals Fire the Worst Teachers?

NBER Working Paper No. w15715
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Brian Jacob
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 31 (456,817)
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The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Gains

NBER Working Paper No. w14065
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2008
Brian Jacob, Lars John Lefgren and David Sims
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Brigham Young University - Department of Economics and Brigham Young University
Downloads 28 (471,206)
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The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery

NBER Working Paper No. w14570
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2009
Brian Jacob and Jens Ludwig
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
Downloads 26 (481,559)
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The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence from Public Schooling

NBER Working Paper No. w15655
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2010
Brian Jacob
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 22 (503,742)
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New Evidence on Teacher Labor Supply

NBER Working Paper No. w16802
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Feb 2011
Mimi Engel and Brian Jacob
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 19 (520,989)
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The Effects of School Size on Parental Involvement and Social Capital: Evidence from the ELS 2002

BROOKINGS PAPERS ON EDUCATION POLICY 2006-2007, Tom Loveless and Frederick Hess, eds., Brookings Institution Press, 2007
Posted: 09 Oct 2009
Brian Jacob, Thomas S. Dee and Wei Ha
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), and United Nations - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office

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class size, social capital, school involvement