Richard J. Murnane

Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education

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6 Appian Way

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Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Cambridge, MA 02138

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The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Jun 2001
David H. Autor, Frank S. Levy and Richard J. Murnane
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Technological Change, Inequality, Computerization, Labor Demand, Demand for Skill

The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration

NBER Working Paper No. w8337
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2022
David H. Autor, Frank S. Levy and Richard J. Murnane
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 141 (380,206)
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Improving Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: Lessons from Rigorous Impact Evaluations

NBER Working Paper No. w20284
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 24 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2022
Richard J. Murnane and Alejandro Ganimian
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University
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Upstairs, Downstairs: Computers and Skills on Two Floors of a Large Bank

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Sep 2001
David H. Autor, Frank S. Levy and Richard J. Murnane
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 338 (165,747)
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Skill biased technological change, computers, banking

Upstairs, Downstairs: Computers and Skills on Two Floors of a Large Bank

Posted: 30 Oct 2001
David H. Autor, Frank S. Levy and Richard J. Murnane
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Do Teacher Absences Impact Student Achievement? Longitudinal Evidence from One Urban School District

NBER Working Paper No. w13356
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2022
Raegen Miller, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 190 (294,774)
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The Growing Importance of Cognitive Skills in Wage Determination

NBER Working Paper No. w5076
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2022
Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett and Frank S. Levy
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning
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Upstairs, Downstairs: Computer-Skill Complementarity and Computer-Labor Substitution on Two Floors of a Large Bank

NBER Working Paper No. w7890
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2022
David H. Autor, Frank S. Levy and Richard J. Murnane
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 86 (543,599)
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Standards, Information, and the Demand for Student Achievement

Economic Policy Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 1998
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Oct 2007
Richard J. Murnane and Frank S. Levy
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning
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education, schools

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Who Benefits from Obtaining a Ged? Evidence from High School and Beyond

NBER Working Paper No. w7172
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2022
Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett and John H. Tyler
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy
Downloads 71 (603,025)
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Estimating the Impact of the Ged on the Earnings of Young Dropouts Using a Series of Natural Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w6391
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2022
John H. Tyler, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Improving the Performance of the Education Sector: The Valuable, Challenging, and Limited Role of Random Assignment Evaluations

NBER Working Paper No. w11846
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2022
Richard J. Murnane and Richard R. Nelson
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
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Do the Cognitive Skills of School Dropouts Matter in the Labor Market?

NBER Working Paper No. w7101
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 29 May 2022
John H. Tyler, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
Downloads 60 (657,747)
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U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations

NBER Working Paper No. w18701
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2022
Richard J. Murnane
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Does Acquisition of a Ged Lead to More Training, Post-Secondary Education, and Military Service for School Dropouts?

NBER Working Paper No. w5992
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2022
Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett and Kathryn Parker Boudett
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University
Downloads 53 (696,934)
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Expanding School Enrollment by Subsidizing Private Schools: Lessons from Bogotá

NBER Working Paper No. w11670
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 12 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2022
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gap:Clarifying the Meaning of Within- and Between-School Achievement Gaps

NBER Working Paper No. w14213
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2022
Lindsay C. Page, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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How Performance Information Affects Human-Capital Investment Decisions: The Impact of Test-Score Labels on Educational Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w17120
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2023
John P. Papay, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
Brown University, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers? Evidence from California

NBER Working Paper No. w14780
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 22 May 2022
Jennifer L. Steele, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
American University, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts

NBER Working Paper No. w14186
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2022
John P. Papay, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
Brown University, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Are Lots of College Graduates Taking High School Jobs? A Reconsiderationof the Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w5127
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
John H. Tyler, Richard J. Murnane and Frank S. Levy
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning
Downloads 44 (754,677)
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Educating Urban Children

NBER Working Paper No. w13791
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2022
Richard J. Murnane
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Long-Term Trends in Private School Enrollments by Family Income

NBER Working Paper No. w23571
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 29 May 2022
Richard J. Murnane and Sean Reardon
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Stanford University
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Income-Based Inequality in Educational Outcomes: Learning from State Longitudinal Data Systems

NBER Working Paper No. w20802
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Jan 2015
John P. Papay, Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett
Brown University, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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The Consequences of Educational Voucher Reform in Chile

NBER Working Paper No. w23550
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 04 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 08 May 2022
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The Brookings Institution
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High-School Exit Examinations and the Schooling Decisions of Teenagers: a Multi-Dimensional Regression-Discontinuity Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w17112
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2023
John P. Papay, John B. Willett and Richard J. Murnane
Brown University, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Low-Wage Employment in America: Results from a Set of Recent Industry Case Studies

Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 3, pp. 293-310,
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Richard J. Murnane, Eileen Appelbaum and Jeremy A. Weinberg
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Center for Economic and Policy Research and Russell Sage Foundation

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Does a G.E.D. Lead to More Training, Post-Secondary Education, and Military Service for School Dropouts?

INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW, Oct. 1997
Posted: 29 Jul 1997
Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett and Kathryn Parker Boudett
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard University

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