Martin R. West

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Associate Professor of Education

6 Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Results of a School Voucher Experiment: The Case of Washington, D.C. After Two Years

KSG Working Paper No. RWP02-022
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 May 2002
Patrick Wolf, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Harvard University - Department of Government (FAS) and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Education Policy

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Class-Size Effects in School Systems Around the World: Evidence from Between-Grade Variation in Timss

IZA Discussion Paper No. 485; Harvard University, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Working Paper No. PEPG/02-02
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Jun 2002
Ludger Woessmann and Martin R. West
Ifo Institute for Economic Research and Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 321 (98,849)
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Educational Production, Class Size, Student Sorting, School Fixed Effects, Instrumental Variables, TIMSS

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School Choice in Dayton, Ohio after Two Years: An Evaluation of the Parents Advancing Choice in Education Scholarship Program

KSG Working Paper No. RWP02-021
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 30 Jul 2002
Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and David E. Campbell
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Department of Government (FAS) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 215 (149,438)
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Education Policy

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'Every Catholic Child in a Catholic School': Historical Resistance to State Schooling, Contemporary Private Competition, and Student Achievement Across Countries

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2332
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jul 2008
Martin R. West and Ludger Woessmann
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
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private school competition, student achievement, Catholic schools

The Efficacy of Choice Threats within School Accountability Systems: Results from Legislatively Induced Experiments

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-033
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Department of Government (FAS)
Downloads 142 (215,733)
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Education Policy, Welfare / Health Care/ Social Policy

The Efficacy of Choice Threats within School Accountability Systems: Results from Legislatively Induced Experiments

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 510, pp. C46-C62, March 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 May 2006
Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Department of Government (FAS)
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The Impact of Alternative Grade Configurations on Student Outcomes through Middle and High School

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3530
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Aug 2011
Guido Schwerdt and Martin R. West
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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educational production, public schools, grade configuration, middle schools, high schools

The Impact of Alternative Grade Configurations on Student Outcomes Through Middle and High School

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6208
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Dec 2011
Guido Schwerdt and Martin R. West
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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educational production, public schools, grade configuration, middle schools, high schools

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Which School Systems Sort Weaker Students into Smaller Classes? International Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1054; IZA Discussion Paper No. 744; Kiel Working Paper No. 1145
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Nov 2003
Martin R. West and Ludger Woessmann
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
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student sorting, class size, educational achievement

The Effects of Test-Based Retention on Student Outcomes Over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4203
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 May 2013
Guido Schwerdt and Martin R. West
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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educational production, public schools, grade retention

The Effects of Test-Based Retention on Student Outcomes Over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7314
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Guido Schwerdt and Martin R. West
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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educational production, public schools, grade retention

The Effects of Test-Based Retention on Student Outcomes Over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida

NBER Working Paper No. w21509
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 31 Aug 2015
Guido Schwerdt, Martin R. West and Marcus A. Winters
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
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Self-Interest, Social Beliefs and Attitudes to Redistribution: Re-Addressing the Issue of Cross-National Variation

European Sociological Review, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 393-409, 2003
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Jul 2011
Katerina Linos and Martin R. West
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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public opinion, welfare-state, comparative, mobility, equality, redistribution

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Do More Effective Teachers Earn More Outside of the Classroom?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2996
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Matthew M. Chingos and Martin R. West
Harvard University and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Every Catholic Child in a Catholic School: Historical Resistance to State Schooling, Contemporary Private Competition, and Student Achievement Across Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3818
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Nov 2008
Martin R. West and Ludger Woessmann
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
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private school competition, student achievement, Catholic schools

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Does Practice-Based Teacher Preparation Increase Student Achievement? Early Evidence from the Boston Teacher Residency

NBER Working Paper No. w17646
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2011
Brown University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Policy Studies and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research
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Endogenous Stratification in Randomized Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w19742
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Alberto Abadie, Matthew M. Chingos and Martin R. West
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University and Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 31 (485,796)
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How Information Affects Support for Education Spending: Evidence from Survey Experiments in Germany and the United States

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6192
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Dec 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute and CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute
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policy preferences, cross-country comparison, Germany, United States, education spending, information, survey experiments

How Information Affects Support for Education Spending: Evidence from Survey Experiments in Germany and the United States

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10357
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute and CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute
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policy preferences, cross-country comparison, Germany, United States, education spending, information, survey experiments

How Information Affects Support for Education Spending: Evidence from Survey Experiments in Germany and the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w22808
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute and CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute
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Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recession at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5454
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Aug 2015
Markus Nagler, Marc Piopiunik and Martin R. West
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Department Human Capital and Innovation and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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teacher value-added, talent allocation, business cycle, Roy model

Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recession at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness

NBER Working Paper No. w21393
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Jul 2015
Markus Nagler, Marc Piopiunik and Martin R. West
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Department Human Capital and Innovation and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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The Non-Cognitive Returns to Class Size

NBER Working Paper No. w13994
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 16 May 2008 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
Thomas S. Dee and Martin R. West
and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Can Information Widen Socioeconomic Gaps in Postsecondary Aspirations? How College Costs and Returns Affect Parents’ Preferences for Their Children

EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-17
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Oct 2019
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Harvard University - Department of Government (FAS) and Harvard Graduate School of Education
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College access, College aspirations, Socioeconomic gaps, College costs and returns, Information

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*‘Every Catholic Child in a Catholic School’: Historical Resistance to State Schooling, Contemporary Private Competition and Student Achievement Across Countries

The Economic Journal, Vol. 120, Issue 546, pp. F229-F255, August 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Jul 2010
Martin R. West and Ludger Woessmann
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
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Growing Pains: The School Consolidation Movement and Student Outcomes

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 1-29, 2010
Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Christopher R. Berry and Martin R. West
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and Harvard Graduate School of Education

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