Full-Day Kindergarten: Effects on Maternal Labour Supply” (with Jessie Lamontagne and Tingting Zhang) – forthcoming in Education Finance and Policy


Who Benefits from Regular Class Participation?” (with Lei Tang, Shanshan Li, and Emma Auden)  forthcoming in Journal of Economic Education


Parental Employment Effects of Switching from Half Day to Full Day Kindergarten: Evidence from Ontario’s French Schools” (with Jean Eid and Christine Neil) Canadian Public Policy 2020, 46(1), 145-174, 


Training and Skills Development Policy Options for the Changing World of Work” (with Alix Jansen, Linda White, Daniel Foster, and Michal Perlman) Canadian Public Policy 2019, 45(4), 460-482.


“School Starting Age and Cognitive Development” (with David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik) Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 2019, 38(3). 538-578.

(Previous Version: NBER Working Paper 23660)


“How School Principals Influence Student Learning” (with Justin Smith) Empirical Economics, 2018, 54(2), 851-882.


How Important Are School Principals in the Production of Student Achievement” (with Justin Smith) Canadian Journal of Economics, 2014, 47(2), 634-663.

Summary of Research: Labour Market Matters February 2012


Funding Special Education by Total District Enrollment Advantages Disadvantages and Policy Considerations” (with Stephen Lipscomb) Education Finance and Policy, 2013, 8(3), 316-331.


Middle School or Junior High How Grade Level Configurations Affect Academic AchievementCanadian Journal of Economics, 2013, 46(2), 469-496.


School Entry Policies and Skill Accumulation across Directly and Indirectly Affected Individuals” (with Kelly Bedard) Journal of Human Resources, 2012, 47(3), 643-683.


Who Benefits from Kindergarten Evidence from the Introduction of State SubsidizationEducational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2011, 33(1), 3-22.


Funding Special Education by Capitation Evidence from State Finance Reforms” (with Stephen Lipscomb) Education Finance and Policy, 2011, 6(2).


Disabled or Young Relative Age and Special Education Diagnoses in Schools” (with Stephen Lipscomb) Economics of Education Review, 2010 29(5), 857-872.

Summary of Research: Labour Market Matters June 2011


What Makes A Leader Relative Age and High School Leadership” (with Stephen Lipscomb) Economics of Education Review, 2008 27(2), 173-183.


The Persistence of Early Childhood Maturity International Evidence of Long Run Age Effects” (with Kelly Bedard) The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006 121(4), 1437-1472.