Kalena E. Cortes

Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service

Assistant Professor

TAMU 4220

1004 George Bush Dr West

College Station, TX 77843

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Are Refugees Different from Economic Immigrants? Some Empirical Evidence on the Heterogeneity of Immigrant Groups in the United States

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1063
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Apr 2004
Kalena E. Cortes
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
Downloads 1,114 (18,158)
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refugee and economic immigrants, human capital investment, wage growth

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Wage Effects on Immigrants from an Increase in the Minimum Wage Rate: An Analysis by Immigrant Industry Concentration

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1064
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Apr 2004
Kalena E. Cortes
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
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minimum wage, immigrant workers, immigrant-intensive industries, minimum wage compliance

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Do Bans on Affirmative Action Hurt Minority Students? Evidence from the Texas Top 10% Plan

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5021
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Jul 2010
Kalena E. Cortes
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
Downloads 155 (187,920)
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affirmative action, Top 10% Plan, college quality, freshmen retention, college graduation

Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra

HKS Working Paper No. RWP13-009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Kalena E. Cortes, Joshua Goodman and Takako Nomi
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Saint Louis University - College of Education and Public Service
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Double-dose algebra, high school math, high school graduation, college enrollment, curriculum, instructional time

Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra

NBER Working Paper No. w20211
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Jun 2014
Kalena E. Cortes, Joshua Goodman and Takako Nomi
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Saint Louis University - College of Education and Public Service
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Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8734
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
Kalena E. Cortes, Joshua Goodman and Takako Nomi
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Saint Louis University - College of Education and Public Service
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double-dose algebra, instructional time, peer effects, math curriculum, educational attainment, high school graduation, college enrollment

The Role of Specific Subjects in Education Production Functions: Evidence from Morning Classes in Chicago Public High Schools

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5031
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jul 2010
Kalena E. Cortes, Jesse Bricker and Chris Rohlfs
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Syracuse University
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education production, subject-specific, math, English, morning classes, first period, course schedule, quasi-experimental, attendance, absenteeism, Chicago, high school

The Role of Specific Subjects in Education Production Functions: Evidence from Morning Classes in Chicago Public High Schools

FEDS Working Paper No. 2010-33
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Jul 2011
Jesse Bricker, Kalena E. Cortes and Chris Rohlfs
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and Syracuse University
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Education, absences, course grades, test scores

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Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5026, 46th Annual AREUEA Conference Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Jul 2010
Kalena E. Cortes and Andrew Friedson
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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property values, college choice, affirmative action, Top 10% Plan

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The Incentive Effects of the Top 10% Plan

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Kalena E. Cortes and Lei Zhang
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Incentives, College Admissions, Texas Top 10% Plan, Student Academic Achievement

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Do Bans on Affirmative Action Hurt Minority Students? Evidence from the Texas Top 10% Pan

Economics of Education Review, Forthcoming, Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 10-168
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Aug 2010
Kalena E. Cortes
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
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Affirmative Action, Top 10% Plan, College Quality, Freshmen Retention, College Graduation

Apply Yourself: Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application

NBER Working Paper No. w21368
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jul 2015
Sandra E. Black, Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove
University of Texas at Austin - Center for Law, Business, and Economics, Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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Apply Yourself: Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9169
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Sandra E. Black, Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove
University of Texas at Austin - Center for Law, Business, and Economics, Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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college application, college readiness, high school quality, undermatching, race and ethnicity, low-income students, Texas Top 10% Plan, automatic admissions

Efficacy vs. Equity: What Happens When States Tinker with College Admissions in a Race-Blind Era?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8733
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
Sandra E. Black, Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove
University of Texas at Austin - Center for Law, Business, and Economics, Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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college readiness, college admissions, affirmative action, Texas Top 10% Plan, alternative college admission, college graduation

Efficacy vs. Equity: What Happens When States Tinker with College Admissions in a Race-Blind Era?

NBER Working Paper No. w20804
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Jan 2015
Sandra E. Black, Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove
University of Texas at Austin - Center for Law, Business, and Economics, Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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Match or Mismatch? Automatic Admissions and College Preferences of Low- and High-Income Students

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10150
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Jane Arnold Lincove and Kalena E. Cortes
University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
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academic undermatching and overmatching, social matching, admissions policies, Texas Top 10% Plan, automatic admissions

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Can Admissions Percent Plans Lead to Better Collegiate Fit for Minority Students?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9598
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jan 2016
Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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academic undermatching and overmatching, admissions policies, Texas Top 10% Plan, automatic admissions, college enrollment

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Too Little or Too Much? Actionable Advice in an Early-Childhood Text Messaging Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11669
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2018
Kalena E. Cortes, Hans Fricke, Susanna Loeb and David S. Song
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, Stanford University and Stanford University - School of Education
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text messaging, parental engagement, literacy and reading skills, and parent-child activities

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Ability-Tracking, Instructional Time, and Better Pedagogy: The Effect of Double-Dose Algebra on Student Achievement

American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 2014, 104(5): 400–405
Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Kalena E. Cortes and Joshua Goodman
Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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