Publications of Charles T. Clotfelter    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

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  1. Clotfelter, CT. After "Brown": The rise and retreat of school desegregation. October, 2011. 1-278 pp.  [abs]
  2. Clotfelter, CT. Big-Time sports in American Universities. Cambridge University Press, January, 2011. 1-313 pp. [website], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Charles T. Clotfelter, (ed.). American Universities in a Global Market. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
  4. Charle T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor. Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross Subject Analysis with Fixed Effects. Journal of Human Resources.45  Summer 2010. 655-681 pp.
  5. Charles T. Clotfelter. After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004, 2006, paperback. [Ordering_Info]  [abs]
  6. Charles T. Clotfelter. Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.  [abs]
  7. Clotfelter, Charles T., Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Malcolm Getz, and John J. Siegfried. Economic Challenges in Higher Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
  8. Clotfelter, CT; Cook, PJ. Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989.
  9. Charles T. Clotfelter. Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

Journal Articles

  1. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Muschkin, C; Vigdor, JL. "Developmental Education in North Carolina Community Colleges." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 37.3 (September, 2015): 354-375. [doi]
  2. Clotfelter, CT. "Die-Hard Fans and the Ivory Tower's Ties that Bind." Social Science Quarterly 96.2 (January, 2015): 381-399. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Berube, M; Brown, GS; Clotfelter, C; Finkin, MW; Nelson, CR; Newfield, C; Wood, DD; Rabban, DM; Ehrenberg, RG; Kurland, JE. "The role of the faculty in conditions of financial exigency." Academe 99.4 (July, 2013): 120-147.
  4. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Muschkin, CG; Vigdor, JL. "Success in Community College: Do Institutions Differ?." Research in Higher Education 54.7 (November 2013): 1-20. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "New destinations, new trajectories? The educational progress of Hispanic youth in North Carolina.." Child Development 83.5 (September/October, 2012): 1608-1622. [22966926], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Clotfelter, CT. "After 'Brown': The rise and retreat of school desegregation." After 'Brown': The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation (2011).  [abs]
  7. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Teacher Mobility, school Segregation, and Pay-Based policies to level the playing field." Education Finance and Policy 6.3 (2011): 399-438. [doi]  [abs]
  8. C.T. Clotfelter, H.F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor. ""Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross Subject Analysis with Fixed Effects"." Journal of Human Resources 45 (Summer, 2010): 655-681.
  9. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects." The Journal of human resources 45.3 (2010): 655-681.  [abs]
  10. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "The academic achievement gap in grades 3 to 8." Review of Economics and Statistics 91.2 (2009): 398-419. [doi]  [abs]
  11. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "ARE TEACHER ABSENCES WORTH WORRYING ABOUT IN THE UNITED STATES?." Education Finance and Policy 4.2 (Spring 2009): 115-149. [doi]
  12. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "School Segregation Under Color-blind Jurisprudence: The Case of North Carolina." Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 16.1 (2008Fall 2008): 46-86.
  13. Clotfelter, CT; Glennie, EJ; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Teacher bonuses and teacher retention in low-performing schools: Evidence from the North Carolina $1,800 teacher bonus program." Public Finance Review 36.1 (2008): 63-87. [doi]  [abs]
  14. Clotfelter, C; Glennie, E; Ladd, H; Vigdor, J. "Would higher salaries keep teachers in high-poverty schools? Evidence from a policy intervention in North Carolina." Journal of Public Economics 92.5-6 (2008): 1352-1370. [doi]  [abs]
  15. Clotfelter, CT; Vigdor, JL; Ladd, HF. "Federal oversight, local control, and the specter of "resegregation" in Southern schools." American Law and Economics Review 8.2 (Summer, 2006): 347-389. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  16. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Teacher-student matching and the assessment of teacher effectiveness." The Journal of human resources 41.4 (Fall, 2006): 778-820. [online]  [abs]
  17. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, J. "Who teaches whom? Race and the distribution of novice teachers." Economics of Education Review 24.4 (2005): 377-392. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  18. Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor, and Roger Aliaga Diaz. "Do School Accountability Systems Make it More Difficult for Low Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High Quality Teachers?." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2004).
  19. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL; Diaz, RA. "Do School Accountability Systems Make It More Difficult for Low-Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High-Quality Teachers?." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 23.2 (Spring, 2004): 251-271. (Awarded the 2004 Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize for best article published in JPAM) [online], [doi]  [abs]
  20. Clotfelter, CT. "Private Schools, Segregation, and the Southern States." Peabody Journal of Education 79.2 (2004): 74-97. [online]
  21. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Segregation and Resegregation in North Carolina's Public School Classrooms." North Carolina Law Review 81.4 (May, 2003): 1463-1511.  [abs]
  22. Clotfelter, CT. "Alumni giving to elite private colleges and universities." Economics of Education Review 22.2 (2003): 109-120. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  23. Vigdor, JL; Clotfelter, CT. "Retaking the SAT." Journal of Human Resources 38.1 (Winter, 2003): 1-33.  [abs]
  24. "Resources for Scholarship in the Nonprofit Sector: Studies in the Political Economy of Information, Part 1, Data on Nonprofit Industries; Part 2, Resources for Comparative Institutional Research." American Behavioral Scientist 45.12 (June, 2002).
  25. DiMaggio, PJ; Weiss, JA; Clotfelter, CT. "Data to support scholarship on nonprofit organizations: An introduction." American Behavioral Scientist 45.10 (2002): 1474-1492+1468+1471. [doi]
  26. DiMaggio, PJ; Weiss, JA; Clotfelter, CT. "Data to support scholarship on nonprofit organizations: An introduction." American Behavioral Scientist 45.11 (2002): 1620-1637+1615. [doi]
  27. Clotfelter, CT. "Interracial contact in high school extracurricular activities." The Urban Review 34.1 (2002): 25-46. [online]  [abs]
  28. Auten, GE; Sieg, H; Clotfelter, CT. "Charitable giving, income, and taxes: An analysis of panel data." American Economic Review 92.1 (2002): 371-382. [doi]
  29. Clotfelter, CT. "Who Are the Alumni Donors? Giving by Two Generations of Alumni from Selective Colleges." Nonprofit Management and Leadership 12 (Winter, 2001): 119-138.
  30. Clotfelter, CT. "Are whites still fleeing? Racial patterns and enrollment shifts in urban public schools, 1987-1996." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 20.2 (Spring, 2001): 199-221. [online], [doi]  [abs]
  31. Clotfelter, CT. "The familiar but curious economics of higher education: Introduction to a symposium." Journal of Economic Perspectives 13.1 (Winter, 1999): 3-12.
  32. Clotfelter, CT. "Public school segregation in metropolitan areas." Land Economics 75.4 (1999): 487-504.  [abs]
  33. CLOTFELTER, CT; COOK, PJ. "THE GAMBLERS FALLACY IN LOTTERY PLAY." Management Science 39.12 (December, 1993): 1521-1525. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  34. COOK, PJ; CLOTFELTER, CT. "THE PECULIAR SCALE ECONOMIES OF LOTTO." American Economic Review 83.3 (June, 1993): 634-643. [Gateway.cgi]
  35. Clotfelter, CT. "The Private Life of Public Economics." Southern Economic Journal (April, 1993): 579-596.
  36. Clotfelter, C. "On trends in private sources of support for the US non-profit sector." Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 4.2 (1993): 190-195. [doi]
  37. Clotfelter, ; Charles, T; Philip, JC. "What Kind of Lottery for North Carolina?." Popular Government 56 (Spring, 1991): 25-29.
  38. Clotfelter, CT; Cook, PJ. "Lotteries in the real world." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 4.3 (1991): 227-232. [doi]  [abs]
  39. CLOTFELTER, CT; COOK, PJ. "REDEFINING SUCCESS IN THE STATE LOTTERY BUSINESS." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 9.1 (Winter, 1990): 99-104. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  40. CLOTFELTER, CT; COOK, PJ. "ON THE ECONOMICS OF STATE LOTTERIES." Journal of Economic Perspectives 4.4 (Fall, 1990): 105-119. (Revised and abridged version published as "On the Economics of State Lotteries - Updated," in Samuel H. Baker and Catherine S. Elliot (eds.), Readings in Public Finance (Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing, 1997) [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  41. Clotfelter, ; Charles, T; Dan, F. "Is There a Regional Bias in Federal Tax Subsidy Rates for Giving?." Public Finance/Finances Publiques 45.2 (1990): 227-240.
  42. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Tax-Induced Distortions in the Voluntary Sector." Case-Western Law Review 39.3 (1988-1989): 663-694.
  43. CLOTFELTER, CT; COOK, PJ. "IMPLICIT TAXATION IN LOTTERY FINANCE." National tax journal 40.4 (December, 1987): 533-546. [Gateway.cgi]
  44. Clotfelter, CT. "Charitable giving and tax legislation in the Reagan era.." Law and contemporary problems 48.4 (Autumn 1985): 197-212. [10275936]
  45. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Tax Cut Meets Bracket Creep: The Rise and Fall of Marginal Tax Rates, 1964-1984." Public Finance Quarterly 12 (April, 1984): 131-152.
  46. Clotfelter, C. "Tax-Induced Distortions and the Business-Pleasure Borderline: The Cae of Travel and Entertainment." American Economic Review 73 (December, 1983): 1053-1065.
  47. Clotfelter, C. "Tax Evasion and Tax Rates: An Analysis of Individual Returns." Review of Economics and Statistics 65 (August, 1983): 363-373.
  48. Auten, ; Gerald, E; Charles, TC. "Permanent versus Transitory Tax Effects and the Realization of Capital Gains." Quarterly Journal of Economics 98 (November, 1982): 613-632.
  49. Clotfelter, ; Charles, T; Lester, MS. "The Impact of the 1981 Tax Act on Individual Charitable Giving." National Tax Journal 35 (June, 1982): 171-187. (Reprinted in Susan Rose-Ackerman (ed.), The Economics of Nonprofit Institutions (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986), 207- 223)
  50. Clotfelter, CT. "Discussion of papers presented by William G. Colman and Gary Orfield." The Urban Review 10.2 (1982): 125-127. [doi]
  51. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Crimes and the Demand for Handguns: An Empirical Analysis." Law and Policy Quarterly 3 (October, 1981): 425-441.
  52. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Explaining Unselfish Behavior: Crime and the Helpful Bystander." Journal of Urban Economics 8 (September, 1980): 196-212.
  53. Clotfelter, CT. "Tax incentives and charitable giving: evidence from a panel of taxpayers." Journal of Public Economics 13.3 (June, 1980): 319-340. [doi]
  54. Clotfelter, CT; Vavrichek, B. "Campaign resource allocation and the regional impact of electoral college reform ( USA).." Journal of Regional Science 20.3 (August, 1980): 311-329.  [abs]
  55. Auten, ; Gerald, E; Charles, TC. "Recent Empirical Work on Capital Gains." Proceedings of the National Tax Association/Tax Institute of America 73 (1980): 88-95.
  56. Clotfelter Charles, T. "On the Regressivity of State-Operated 'Numbers' Games." National Tax Journal 32 (December, 1979): 543-548.
  57. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Equity, Efficiency and the Taxation of In-Kind Compensation." National Tax Journal 32 (March, 1979): 51-60.
  58. Clotfelter, CT. "Urban school desegregation and declines in white enrollment: A reexamination." Journal of Urban Economics 6.3 (July, 1979): 352-370. [doi]  [abs]
  59. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Alternative Measures of School Desegregation: A Methodological Note." Land Economics 54 (August, 1978): 373-380.
  60. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Private Security and the Public Safety." Journal of Urban Economics 5.3 (July, 1978): 3880402. [doi]  [abs]
  61. Clotfelter, ; Charles, T; John, CH. "Assessing the 55 m.p.h. National Speed Limit." Policy Sciences 9.3 (June, 1978): 281-294. (reprinted in David Nachimas (ed.), The Practice of Policy Evaluation (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980), 396-412) [doi]  [abs]
  62. Clotfelter Charles, T. "The Implications of 'Resegregation' for Judicially Imposed School Segregation Remedies." Vanderbilt Law Review 31 (May, 1978): 829-854.
  63. Clotfelter, ; Charles, T; Charles, L. "On Distributional Impact of Federal Interest Rate Restrictions." Journal of Finance 33 (March, 1978): 199-213.
  64. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Life after Tax Reform: Brave New World for Higher Education?." Change (July/August 1978): 12-18.
  65. Clotfelter, CT; Hahn, JC. "Assessing the national 55 m.p.h. speed limit." Policy Sciences 9.3 (1978): 281-294. [doi]  [abs]
  66. Clotfelter, CT. "Private security and the public safety." Journal of Urban Economics 5.3 (1978): 388-402. [doi]  [abs]
  67. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Public Services, Private Substitutes, and the Demand for Protection Against Crime." American Economic Review 67 (December, 1977): 867-877.
  68. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Urban Crime and Household Protective Measures." Review of Economics and Statistics 59 (November, 1977): 499-503.
  69. Clotfelter Charles, T. "School Desegregation, 'Tipping' and Private School Enrollment." Journal of Human Resources 22 (Winter, 1976): 29-50.
  70. Clotfelter Charles, T. "The Detroit Decision and 'White Flight'." Journal of Legal Studies 5 (January, 1976): 99-112.
  71. Feldstein, M; Clotfelter, C. "Tax incentives and charitable contributions in the United States. A microeconometric analysis." Journal of Public Economics 5.1-2 (January-February 1976): 1-26. (reprinted in Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs, Research Papers, Vol. III (Washington: U.S. Treasury Department, 1977), 1393-1417)
  72. Clotfelter, C. "Public Spending for Higher Education: An Empirical Test of Two Hypotheses." Public Finance 31 (1976): 177-195.
  73. Brinner, ; Roger, E; Charles, TC. "An Economic Appraisal of State Lotteries." National Tax Journal 29 (December, 1975): 395-404.
  74. Clotfelter Charles, T. "The Effect of School Desegregation on Housing Prices." Review of Economics and Statistics 57 (November, 1975): 446-451.
  75. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Spatial Rearrangement and the Tiebout Hypothesis: The Case of School Desegregation." Southern Economic Journal 42 (October, 1975): 263-271.
  76. Clotfelter Charles, T. "Memphis Business Leadership and the Politics of Fiscal Crisis." West Tennessee Historical Society Papers 27 (1973): 33-49.

Chapters in Books

  1. Clotfelter, CT. "Milliken and the prospects for racial diversity in U.S. public schools." The Pursuit of Racial and Ethnic Equality in American Public Schools: Mendez, Brown, and Beyond. January, 2014: 315-337.
  2. Clotfelter, C. "Comments." Collective Decision Making: Applications from Public Choice Theory. January, 2013: 196-198. [doi]
  3. C.T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor. ""Racial and Economic Imbalance in Charlotte's Schools: 1994-2012"." Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Past, Present, and Future of School (De)segregation in Charlotte. Ed. Rosyln Arlin Mickelson, Stephen Samuel Smith, and Amy Hawn Nelson Harvard Educational Press, forthcoming
  4. Clotfelter, C. "Patron or Bully? The Role of Foundations in Higher Education." Reconnecting Education & Foundations: Turning Good Intentions Into Educational Capital. Ed. Ray Bacchetti and Thomas Ehrlich Jossey-Bass, 2007: 211-248.
  5. Clotfelter, CT. "Gambling Taxes." Theory and Practice of Excise Taxation: Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, Polluting, and Driving. Ed. Sijbren Cnossen Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005: 84-119. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor. "Classroom-Level Segregation and Resegregation in North Carolina." School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back?. Ed. John Charles Boger and Gary Orfield Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005
  7. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HP; Vigdor, JL. "Classroom-level segregation and resegregation in North Carolina."  2005: 70-86.
  8. Clotfelter, CT. "The nonprofit sector in K-12 education." City Taxes, City Spending: Essays in Honor of Dick Netzer. Ed. Amy Ellen Schwartz Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2004: 166-192. [doi]
  9. Charles T. Clotfelter. "Can Faculty be Induced to Relinquish Tenure?." The Questions of Tenure. Ed. Richard P. Chait Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002: 221-245.
  10. Auten, Gerald E., Charles T. Clotfelter, and Richard L. Schmalbeck. "Taxes and Philanthropy Among the Wealthy." Does Atlas Shrug? The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich. Ed. Joel Slemrod New York: Russell Sage Foundation and Harvard University Press, 2000: 392-424.  [abs]
  11. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "The Economics of Giving." Giving Better, Giving Smarter: Working Papers of the National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal. Ed. John W. Barry and Bruno V. Manno Washington, DC: National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, 1997: 31-55.
  12. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Richard L. Schmalbeck. "The Impact of Fundamental Tax Reform on Nonprofit Organizations." Economic Effects of Fundamental Tax Reform. Ed. Henry J. Aaron and William G. Gale Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1996: 211-243.  [abs]
  13. C. Clotfelter. "Public Services versus Private Philanthropy: Are There Winners and Losers?." Le Organizzazioni Senza Fini di Lucro (Non-Profit Organizations). Milan: Centro Nazionale di Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale, 1996
  14. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Helen F. Ladd. "Recognizing and Rewarding Success in Public Schools." Holding Schools Accountable: Performance-Based Reform in Education. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1996: 23-64.
  15. C. Clotfelter. "The Promise of Public Revenue from Casinos." Casino Development: How Would Casinos Affect New England's Economy?. Ed. Robert Tannenwald Boston: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, October, 1995
  16. C. Clotfelter. "Liberal Education: Luxury Education." America's Investment in Liberal Education. Ed. David H. Finifter and Arthur M. Hauptman San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994
  17. C. Clotfelter. "State Lotteries in America: Are There Lessons for New Zealand?." Lotteries, Gaming and Public Policy. Ed. Claudia Scott Wellington: Institute of Policy Studies, 1992: 3-17.
  18. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook. "Lotteries." New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. Ed. Peter Newman, Murray Milgate, and John Eatwell London: Macmillan, 1992
  19. C. Clotfelter. "Government Policy Toward Art Museums in the United States." The Economics of Art Museums. Ed. Martin Feldstein Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991: 237-269.
  20. C. Clotfelter. "The Impact of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving: A 1989 Perspective." Do Taxes Matter? The Impact of Tax Reform Act of 1986. Ed. Joel Slemrod Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1990: 203-235.
  21. C. Clotfelter. "Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving." Philanthropic Giving. Ed. Richard Magat New York: Oxford University Press, 1989: 105-127. Adapted and updated excerpt from Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving
  22. C. Clotfelter. "The Effect of Tax Simplification on Educational and Charitable Organizations." Economic Consequences of Tax Simplification. Boston: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 1986: 187-215.
  23. Clotfelter, Charles T. and C. Eugene Steuerle. "Charitable Contributions." How Taxes Affect Economic Behavior. Ed. Henry Aaron and Joseph Pechman Washington: The Brookings Institution, 1981: 403-437.
  24. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Robert D. Seeley. "The Private Costs of Crime." The Costs of Crime. Ed. Charles Gray Beverly Hill, CA: Sage Publications, 1979: 213-232.
  25. C. Clotfelter. "School Desegregation as Urban Public Policy." Current Issues in Urban Economics. Ed. Peter Mieszkowski and Mahlon Straszheim Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1979: 359-387.
  26. C. Clotfelter. "The Scope of Public Advertising." The Political Economy of Advertising. Ed. David G. Tuerck Washington: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1978: 11-36.

Edited Volumes

  1.  Resources for Comparative Institutional Research. American Behavioral ScienceResources for Scholarship in the Nonprofit Sector: Studies in the Political Economy of Information, Part 2. 45  (July, 2002).
  2.  Data on Nonprofit Industries. American Behavioral ScienceResources for Scholarship in the Nonprofit Sector: Studies in the Political Economy of Information, Part 1.  (June, 2002).
  3.  Amateurs in Public Service: Volunteering Service-Learning and Community Service Programs. Law and Contemporary Problems 62. Autumn 1999  ((with introduction))
  4.  Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.  [abs]
  5.  Studies of Supply and Demand in Higher Education (with introduction).  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993
  6.  Who Benefits from the Nonprofit Sector?.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992

NBER Working Papers

  2. Ladd, HF; Clotfelter, CT; Holbein, JB. "The Growing Segmentation of the Charter School Sector in North Carolina."   (October, 2017): 536-563. [doi]
  3. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Algebra for 8th Graders: Evidence on its Effects from 10 North Carolina Districts."   (December, 2012).
  4. C.T. Clotfelter, H.F. Ladd, and J.L. Vigdor. ""The Aftermath of Accelerating Algebra: Evidence from a District Policy Initiative"." NBER Working Paper .18161 (June 2012).
  5. Clotfelter, Charles T., Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L.Vigdor. "Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross-Subject Analysis with Student Fixed Effects."  .13617 (November, 2007).
  6. Clotfelter, Charles T., Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L.Vigdor. "Are Teacher Absences Worth Worrying about in the U.S.?."  .13648 (November, 2007).
  7. Clotfelter, C; Ladd, H; Vigdor, J. "How and Why Do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement?."  .12828 (January, 2007). [w12828]  [abs]
  8. Charles T. Clotfelter, Elizabeth Glennie, Helen Ladd, Jacob Vigdor. "Would Higher Salaries Keep Teachers in High-Poverty Schools? Evidence from a Policy Intervention in North Carolina." NBER Working Paper 12285  (June, 2006). [online]  [abs]
  9. Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor. "The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3 to 8." NBER Working Paper 12207  (May, 2006). [online]  [abs]
  10. Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor. "Federal Oversight, Local Control, and the Specter of 'Resegregation' in Southern Schools." NBER Working Paper 11086  (January, 2005). paper presented at conference on Brown v. Board of Education, Princeton University, October 7-8, 2004 [online]
  11. Clotfelter, CT; Cook, PJ. "The Demand for Lottery Products."   (April, 1989).  [abs]


  1. C.T. Clotfelter. "Why college sports are impervious to reform".  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; also: Des Moines Register (January 1, 2012.).
  2. C.T. Clotfelter. “After Playoff, What’s Left to Reform in Big-Time College Sports?”.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution; also: Des Moines Register; Durham Herald-Sun (July 2, 2012.).
  3. C.T. Clotfelter. “Even in Death, College Sports Fans Remain Die-Hards".  Indianapolis Star; also: News and Observer, Newark Star-Ledger (November 30, 2012).
  4. C.T. Clotfelter. It's Madness as Universities Play for Pay.  Seattle Times; Toronto Globe and Mail (March 11, 2011).
  5. C.T. Clotfelter. NCAA Vilations Won't Stop until University Trustees Act.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution (August 17, 2011).
  6. Charles T. Clotfelter. Uncle Sam Takes One for the Team.  Washington Post (December 31, 2010). [link]
  7. Clotfelter, C. Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?.  October 24, 2010 [repository]
  8. Clotfelter, C. 80 years of trade-offs in college sports.  November, 2009. [repository]
  9. C.T. Clotfelter. “Hold That Line? For 80 Years, Universities Haven’t”.  Raleigh News and Observer (October 22, 2009).  [author's comments]
  10. Charles T. Clotfelter. "Hold That Line? For 80 Years, Universities Haven’t,” Raleigh News and Observer, October 22, 2009; also published as “College Athletics under Fire,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 25, 2009; “80 Years of Trade-Offs in College Sports,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 27, 2009.  [pdf]
  11. Also as: Chemerinsky, Erwin and Charles Clotfelter. "The Death of Desegregation".  Raleigh News and Observer (July 3, 2007).
  12. Clotfelter, C; Cook, Philip J., . What if the Lottery were Run for Lottery Players?.  March 1, 2007 [repository]
  13. Clotfelter, C; Chemerinsky, E. The Death of Segregation.  News & Observer (2007): A10.
  14. Clotfelter, C; Chemerinsky, E. Abandoning the Promise.  Baltimore Sun (July 5, 2007): 15A.
  15. Clotfelter, C; Ladd, Helen, ; Vigdor, Jacob, . Surprising Success Among Hispanic students.  June, 2006. [repository]
  16. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Jacob Vigdor. "Surprising Progress Among Hispanic Students".  Raleigh News and Observer (June 5, 2006). (first published June 4th in the Contra Costa Times) [pdf]
  17. Clotfelter, Charles T., Helen Ladd, and Jacob Vigdor. “Latinos’ School Performance Progressive, Not Stagnant, Study Suggests”.  Contra Costa Times (June 4, 2006).
  18. Clotfelter, C. The Decline of Diversity in Our Schools.  May 15, 2004 [repository]

Papers Published

  1. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL; Wheeler, J. "High Poverty Schools and the Distribution of Teachers and Principals." North Carolina Law Review 85.5 (June, 2007): 1345-1380.


  1. Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor. "Racial and Economic Diversity in North Carolina's Schools: An Update."  Sanford School Working PaperJanuary 2013
  2. C.T. Clotfelter. "“Synopsis Paper,” Context for Success Project,."  2012 [SYNOPSIS_PAPER.pdf.]


  1. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "The aftermath of accelerating algebra: Evidence from district policy initiatives." The Journal of human resources (January, 2015): 159-188. [doi]  [abs]
  2. C.T. Clotfelter. ""Sports Enhance School Loyalty"." New York Times Room for Debate Blog (April 22, 2013).
  3. C.T. Clotfelter. ""Diehard Fans and the Ivory Tower’s Populist Reach"." unpublished paper (August 2013).
  4. "Research cited in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 et al. (551 U.S.), June 28, 2007 in the concurring opinion of Justice Thomas, p. 23, and in the dissenting opinion of Justice Breyer, p. 69.." (2007).
  5. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL. "Teacher credentials and student achievement: Longitudinal analysis with student fixed effects." Economics of Education Review (2007): 673-682. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Clotfelter, Charles T., Helen F. Ladd and Jacob Vigdor. "Documentation for Unitary Status Determinations." (September, 2004). Documentation Regarding Unitary Status, 100 Largest School Districts in the South and Border, 2004 [pdf]
  7. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Discussion of "Gifts and Bequests: Family of Philanthropic Organizations?" by Paul G. Schervish and John J. Havens." Death and Dollars: The Role of Gifts and Bequests in America Washington: Brookings Institution Press. (2003).
  8. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much, by Ronald Ehrenberg." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 55 (October, 2001): 176-177.
  9. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy." Journal of Economic Literature 38 (December, 2000): 963-965.
  10. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Do Lotteries Hurt the Poor? Well, Yes and No, A Summary of Testimony Given to the House Select Committee on a State Lottery." (April, 2000). [pdf]
  11. Clotfelter, Charles T., Philip J. Cook, Julie A. Edell, and Marian Moore. "State Lotteries at the Turn of the Century: Report to the National Impact Study Commission." (June, 1999). [pdf]
  12. Clotfelter, C; Cook, Philip J., . "State Lotteries at the Turn of the Century: Report to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission." (June, 1999): 51 pages. [repository]
  13. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook. "News and Observer." (February 14, 1999).
  14. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of Does Money Matter? The Effects of School Resources on Student Achievement and Adult Success, edited by Gary Burtless." Journal of Economic Literature 36 (March, 1998): 258-259.
  15. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Helen F. Ladd. "Charlotte Observer." (July 23, 1996).
  16. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of Unhealthy Charities: Hazardous to Your Health and Wealth, by James T. Bennett and Thomas J. DiLorenzo." Journal of Economic Literature 33 (June, 1995): 866-868.
  17. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of The Economic Consequences of State Lotteries, by Mary O. Borg, Paul M. Mason, and Stephen L. Shapiro." Journal of Economic Literature 32 (March, 1994): 147-148.
  18. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of The Closing Door: Conservative Policy and Black Opportunity, by Gary Orfield and Carole Ashkinaze." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 11 (Spring, 1992): 329-331.
  19. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook. "San Diego Union." (March 31, 1991).
  20. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook. "News and Observer." (May 27, 1990).
  21. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook. "Atlanta Journal/Constitution." (February 12, 1989).
  22. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Review of The Rich, the Poor, and the Taxes They Pay, by Joseph A. Pechman." Journal of Economic Literature 25 (December, 1987): 1880-1882.
  23. Clotfelter, Charles T. and Philip J. Cook. "New York Times." (August 20, 1987).
  24. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Christian Science Monitor." (June 2, 1986).
  25. Clotfelter, Charles T.. "Tax Reform and Charitable Giving in 1985." Tax Notes (February 4, 1985): 477-487.
  26. C. Clotfelter. "Tax Reform and Contributions: Reply to Rudney and Davie." Tax Notes (March 25, 1985): 1275-1278.
  27. C. Clotfelter. "New York Times." (January 7, 1985).
  28. C. Clotfelter. "News and Observer." (April 17, 1985).
  29. Clotfelter, Charles T. and James Clotfelter. "News and Observer." (January 13, 1985).
  30. C. Clotfelter. "Discussion of paper by Ferejohn, Forsythe, and Noll." Collective Decision Making: Applications from Public Choice Theory Balitmore: John Hopkins University Press. (1979): 196-198.
  31. C. Clotfelter. "Review of Business, Government and the Public by Murray L. Weidenbaum." Journal of Economic Literature 16 (December, 1978): 1484-1485.
  32. C. Clotfelter. "Discussion of Papers by Coleman and Orfield." National Institute of Education, School Desegregation in Metropolitan Areas: Choices and Prospects Washington: Government Printing Office. (1977): 59-61. reprinted in the Urban Review 10 (Summer 1978), 125-127
  33. C. Clotfelter. "Review of Public Goods and Public Welfare by John G. Head." Public Choice 25 (Spring, 1976): 91-93.
  34. C. Clotfelter. "Discussion of Economic Implications, Milliken v. Bradley: The Implications for Metropolitan Desegregation, Conference before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights." Washington: The Commission. (1974): 120-121.

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