Publications

Policy Briefs

2016. K-8 Choice in Michigan: Practices and Policies within Charter and Traditional Public Schools

"K-8 Choice in Michigan: Practices and Policies within Charter and Traditional Public Schools" 2016. Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob, Mahima Mahadevan.

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2016. Class Size in Michigan: Investigating the Risk of Being in Very Large Classes

"Class Size in Michigan: Investigating the Risk of Being in Very Large Classes." 2016. Brian Jacob, Rene Crespin, CJ Libassi, Susan Dynarski.

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2016. The Gap within the Gap: Finding A Better Measure of Student Disadvantage

"The Gap within the Gap: Finding A Better Measure of Student Disadvantage." 2016. Katherine Michelmore, Susan M. Dynarski.

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2016. The Power of Teacher Selection to Improve Education

"The Power of Teacher Selection to Improve Education." 2016. Brian Jacob.

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2016. Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan

"Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan." 2016. Michigan Consortium for Educational Research brief. Susan M. Dynarski, Ken Frank, Brian Jacob, Barbara Schneider.

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2015. Revisiting FAFSA Simplification: Expanding Access to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

"Revisiting FAFSA Simplification: Expanding Access to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool" 2015. Susan M. Dynarski, Mark Wiederspan

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2013. Loans for Educational Opportunity: Making Borrowing Work for Today’s Students

"Loans for Educational Opportunity: Making Borrowing Work for Today’s Students" 2013. Brookings. Susan M. Dynarski, Daniel Kreisman.

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2012. The Michigan Context - High School Attainment and College Enrollment Across the State

"The Michigan Context: High School Attainment and College Enrollment Across the State." 2012. Michigan Consortium for Educational Research brief. Susan M. Dynarski, Ken Frank, Brian Jacob, Barbara Schneider.

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2012. Impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on Student Outcomes - Preliminary Findings from the First Cohort

"Impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum on Student Outcomes: Preliminary Findings from the First Cohort." 2012. Michigan Consortium for Educational Research brief. Susan M. Dynarski, Ken Frank, Brian Jacob, Barbara Schneider.

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2012. The Michigan Merit Curriculum and Teacher Compositional Change

"The Michigan Merit Curriculum and Teacher Compositional Change." 2012. Michigan Consortium for Educational Research brief. Susan M. Dynarski, Ken Frank, Brian Jacob, Barbara Schneider.

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Working Papers

2017

01-2017. Getting Student Financing Right in the US: Lessons from Australia and England
Nicholas Barr, Bruce Chapman, Lorraine Dearden and Susan Dynarski

02-2017. The Effect of Labor Market Information on Community College Students' Major Choice
Rachel Baker, Eric Bettinger, Brian Jacob, Ioana Marinescu

2010 and prior years

01-2010. Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism
Thomas Dee, Brian Jacob

02-2010. Educational Expectations and Attainment
Brian Jacob, Tamara Wilder

03-2010. Who Benefits From KIPP?
Joshua Angrist, Susan Dynarski, Thomas Kane, Parag Pathak, Christopher Walters