Curriculum Vitae

Helen F. Ladd

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214A Sanford Bldg
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90245
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7352 (office)
(email)
Education

PhDHarvard University1974
MSc with distinctionLondon School of Economics1968
B.A.Wellesley College1967
Areas of Research

Education Policy and State & Local Public Finance

Professional Experience / Employment History

University of Amsterdam
Visiting Research Scholar, Spring Term, 2009
Duke University
Edgar T. Thompson Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics, 1991- present
Professor of Public Policy Studies, 1986 - present
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Fulbright Scholar (Lecture/research) Economics Department, February-July 2002
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Fulbright Scholar (Lecture/research), February-July 1998
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA
Senior Fellow, September 1989-June 1990
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, July 1981-September 1986
Design School and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, 1980-1981
Design School, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, 1978-1980
Wellesley College
Assistant Professor of Economics, Fall 1974-1977
Instructor in Economics, Spring term 1973
Harvard University
Teaching Fellow, Academic year 1973-1974
Dartmouth College
Instructor in Economics, Fall term 1971
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Outstanding University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, Duke University, 2012
Elected to the National Academy of Education, 2011
Spencer Foundation Invited Lecture, Spencer Foundation Invited Lecture "Holding Schools Accountable Revisited." Award in recognition of excellence in education policy and management given jointly by the Spencer Foundation and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November 8, 2007
Richard A. Stubbing Teacher Mentor Award, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, May 13, 2006
Raymond Vernon prize, 2004
Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in Public Budgeting, APSA's Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, September, 2003
Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University, 2003
Steve Gold Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the National Tax Association, and the National Conference of State Legislatures in honor of Steve Gold for work in state and local public finance, October, 2002
Fulbright Grant to South Africa, spring 2002
Fulbright grant to New Zealand, spring 1998
Howard Johnson Teaching Award, Duke University, 1994
Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching, John F. Kennedy School of Government, June 1986
Non-Tenure Faculty Fellowship, Bunting Institute, 1981-1983
James L. Barr Memorial Award for Work in Applied Public Economics, 1980
Tax Institute of America Outstanding Dissertation Award, National Tax Association, 1974
Urban Public Finance Fellowship, Harvard Ford Foundation Grant, 1972-1973
Harvard Fellowship, 1969-1971
Edna V. Moffat Fellowship, 1967
Fulbright Grant to London, 1967-1968
Wellesley College Trustee Fellowship, 1967
Phi Beta Kappa (Junior year at Wellesley College), 1966
Professional Service

University Committee
Member, Academic Council, 2004 - 2012, 1999-2001
Member, Executive Committee of Academic Council, 2006-07
Member, Committee on University Distinguished Professors, 2005-2007
Member, Duke Rhodes Interview Committee, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships, 2007
Member, Search Committee for Dean of Arts and Sciences, October 1, 2003 - February 1, 2004
Member, Duke Rhodes Interview Committee, Fall 2003
Member, Executive Committee of Academic Council, 2000-2001, 1995-1996
Member, Faculty Compensation Committee, 2000
Member, Search Committee for Provost of Duke, 1998-99
Member, Review committee for dean of the Law School, 1997
Member, President's Advisory Committee on Resources (PACOR), 1996-1997
Member, Search Committee for Chief Financial Officer, 1994
Member, Provost's Academic Priorities Committee, 1991-1994
Member, Executive Committee of the Graduate School, 1991-1993
Member, Duke Rhodes Committee, 1987-1997
Dept Officer
Director of Graduate Studies, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 2005-2006, 1998-2001, 1995-1997
Associate Director, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, August 2002-June 2005
Dept Committee
Chair, Search Committee for the dean for the Sanford School, 2011 - 2012
Member, MPP Admissions Committee, 2003 - 2011
Member, Sanford Institute departmental committee on faculty hiring, 2007
AHEC, Sanford Institute ad hoc executive committee, 2007
Tenure review committee for William Darity, September, 2006 - November, 2006
Chair, Search committee for two professors of the practice, 2005
Chair, Tenure review committee for external candidate, Janet Currie, 2005
Chair, Search committee for open rank position in social policy/child and family policy, Fall 2004
Member, Search committee for new faculty member in philanthropy and public policy, Spring 2004-2005
Chair, Tenure review committee for external candidate, Ariel Kalil, 2004
Chair, Search committee for social policy position, 2003
Member, Tenure review committee for Kate Whetten, Fall 2003
Chair, Black Faculty Strategic Initiative committee in Public Policy Studies, 2003
Member, Review Committee for Robert Korstad, 2001
Member, Search Committee for Junior Position in PPS, 2000
Member, Review committee for Joseph Lipscomb's promotion to full professor, 1998
Member, Search committee for director of the Institute, 1997
Member, Review committee for Leonard Beckum (PPS) and Carol Mansfield (NSOE), 1997
Member, Promotions committee for Jim Leitzel in public policy, 1995
Member, Promotions committee for Frederick Mayer in public policy, 1995
Member, Search committee for assistant professor of public policy, 1994
Univ Services
Faculty member, Duke Univeristy Governor's Center summer program in Policy Analysis for state executives, 1988 and 1989
Other
Co-chair, Education Task Force, 2006 - present
Co-editor for education policy and state and local finance, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2005 - 2011
Member, Editorial board of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2003 - present
Member, Research Advisory Board, Committee for Economic Development, 1998 - present
President, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
Faculty representative to Trustee subcommittee on Institutional Advancement, February 2009
Member, MPP admissions committee, February 2009
Member, committee on faculty hiring, February 2009
Member, Ad Hoc Executive Committee (AHEC), February 2009
Co-editor, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, February 2009
Provost's Advisory Committee on Distinguished Professors, May 2008
Member, External examiner for a Ph.D. Dissertation defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nov. 2007
Member, Member of the management team of the Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Member, NC Blue Ribbon Commission on Testing and Accountability. (Report to the State Board of Education scheduled for January 9, 2008.)
Member of U.S. Department of Education Review Panel, October 2006
Discussant at the conference titled, "What Do We Owe Each Other?", September 2006
Member, Department of Housing and Urban Development advisory committee on Cityscape, 1994-1998
Member, Advisory Committee for the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), 1990-1998
Member, Board of the American Education Finance Association, 2004-2007
Member, Peer review panel for Research on Education Finance, Leadership and Management, April 2004
Panelist on educational leadership, Wallace Foundation, December 2004
Member, Working Group on State Preschool Evaluation, 2003
Expert member, OECD Territorial Review of the Greater Helsinki Region, October 2001
Member, National Academy of Education and Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Education Research, 2001-2003
Member, Task Force on Restoring the American Common School Ideal, 2001
Member, External review committee, Taubman center for public policy, Brown University, February 2000
Member, Working Group on "Results-based Planning, Budgeting, Management, and Accountability Systems", 1995 - 1998
Member, Advisory Council on Education Statistics, 1997-1999
Co-chair, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Education Finance: Productivity, Adequacy, and Equity, 1996-1999
Chair, external review committee of the Wellesley College economics department, September 1996
Member, technical advisory group for the Urban Institute project, "Assessing of the New Federalism", 1996-1998
Member, search committee for new executive director of the National Tax Association, 1995
Member, search committee for new executive director of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 1995
Member, external review committee to evaluate the Graduate School of Public Policy, Berkeley, CA, February 1995
Consultant, Barents Group on Fiscal Federalism in Ukraine, May 1995
Member, dissertation Award Committee of the Association of Policy Analysis and Management, 1994, 1995
Member, External review committee to evaluate program in political economy, Williams College, April 1994
Consultant, Environmental Protection Agency, 1994
President, National Tax Association, 1993-1994
Member, Governor Hunt's Task Force on Business Recruitment in North Carolina, 1993-1994
Member, Consortium on Productivity in the Schools, 1992-1995
Member, National Advisory Committee for the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, 1992-1994
First vice president, National Tax Association, 1992-1993
second vice president, National Tax Association, 1991-1992
Vice-president, Policy Council for the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 1990-1992
Member, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, discipline review committee for Fulbright applications in economics, 1990-1992
Member, Program committee and nominating committee of the National Tax Association, 1990
Member, External review committee to evaluate Economics Department, Williams College, May 1990
Member, North Carolina Academy of Sciences Peer Review Panel for the citing of a low-level radioactive waste facility, 1988
Consultant, Environmental Protection Agency on the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program, March-April 1988
Member, Policy Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 1987-1991; 1992-1996
Associate Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1987-1995
Associate Editor, Evaluation Review, 1987-1989
Participant, NBER Summer Institute in State and Local Public Finance, August 1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1992
Gubernatorial Appointee, Massachusetts Special Commission Relative to the Current Local Aid Distribution Formula, 1985-1986
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the American Planning Association, 1985-1992
Member, Technical Review Panel for U.S. Treasury study of federal-state local relations, 1985
Member, Chairman's Economic Policy and Tax and Advisory Group, Joint Committee on Taxation, Massachusetts Legislature, 1984
Supervisor of teaching case, teaching case, "Financing Mass Transit in Philadelphia", 1984
Member, Editorial Board, National Tax Journal, 1983-1992, 1993-1995
Member, Editorial Board, Research on Urban Policy, 1983-1985
Member, Massachusetts Local Aid Study Group, January 1983-1985
Chair, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, National Tax Association - Tax Institute of America, 1983-1985
Director, National Tax Association - Tax Institute of America, 1982-1984
Consultant, Transportation financing project, Charles Riven Associates, 1982-1983
Faculty Affiliate, IMPACT 2 1/2, A Collaborative University Effort to Monitor the Impacts of Proposition 2 1/2, 1981-1983
Co-Chairperson, National Tax Association - Tax Institute of America, Long Range Planning Committee, 1980-1982
Treasurer, American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, 1979-1982
Lectures

Invited Lectures:
UNC Center for the Study of the American South Advance Women, October 15, 2013
Bridging the Gap: Funding General Government and Public Education in Connecticut (Invitational Policy Seminar, Part 2), Hartford Connecticut, October 04, 2012
Keynote address for Conference on “Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World,” sponsored by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, INVALSI, and the U, October 3-5, 2012
Presidential Address to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington D.C., November, 2011
Keynote address to the Korean Association for Policy Studies, Seoul, Korea, June 2011. (Translated into Korean for the Association publication.), June 2011
League of Women Voters in Orange County on Accountability, 2008
Seminar presentation black white test score gap at Davidson, 2008
Presentation of CALDER related research annual research meeting of the Institute of Education Sciences, 2007
Presentation of research on high poverty schools and the distribution of teachers at the Harvard Achievement Gap Initiative Conference, 2007
Various presentations and discussions with the media related to chapter with Francisco Riviera-Batiz on education policy in Puerto Rico and San Juan, 2007
Presentation on the legacy of Richard Musgrave, Special Plenary Session in Memory of Richard Musgravee. 63rd Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, University of Warwick, England 27-30, 2007
Two presentations of joint work with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor at the first annual public conference sponsored by CALDER, Washington, D.C., 2007
Talk to the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development on accountability and teacher labor markets, Washington, D.C., 2007
Presentation of paper on teacher credentials and student achievement at the high school level, APPAM anuual meetings, Washington, D.C., 2007
Spencer Foundation Lecture, Washington, D.C., 2007
Panelist, National Tax Association Meetings session with previous winners of the NTA dissertation award, Columbus, Ohio, 2007
Seminar presentation of paper on teacher credentials and student achievement at the high school level, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2007
Presentation on the importance of teacher credentials,, Education Trust, 2007
Seminar at the University of Amsterdam on Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement, 2007
Comments on the contributions of Richard Musgrave, National Tax Association May meeting, Washington, D.C., 2007
Comments on paper by Thomas Nechyba, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, 2007
Presentation on high poverty schools and the distribution of teachers and principals, UNC Conference on High Poverty Schooling in American, October 2006
Presentation on charter schools in North Carolina., Charter School Conference at Vanderbilt University, September 2006
Presentation on how and why teacher credentials matter for student achievement, Economics of Education-International Conference, Dijon, France, July, 2006
Presentation on PhD and Undergraduate Programs in Public Policy, Annual Summer APPAM Meeting in Park City, UT, June 2006
Presentation on teacher labor markets in developed countries, Princeton University, April 2006
Lecture on race and charter schools, Brown University, February 2006
Presentation on charter schools, Institute of Education, University of London, England, November 2006
Presentation on how and why teacher credentials matter for student achievement, Labour Economics Seminar, Oxford University, November 2006
Invited lecture on accountability, International Forum on Accountability in Education, Mexico City, October 2005
Keynote presentation: Building Common Ground: Towards A "Sound Basic Education" in NC: Implications for Research & Action, conference, School Finance in an International Prespective, University of North Carolina, April 2005
Monore-Paine Distinguished Lecture, Truman School, University of Missouri, February 2005
Invited Lecture, Askwith Education Forum at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass., February 2005
Invited public lecture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, November 2004
Presentation on charter school performance, Committee on Education, National Academy of Sciences, November 2004
Presentation on Elusive Equity, World Bank, October 2004
Invited expert on charter schools, WUNC, The State of Things radio program, September 2004
Presentation, Kaufman Foundation, June 2004
Presentation at Brown vs. Board of Education, Conversations across Generations. Hillside High School, Durham, NC, April 2004
Presentation of policy brief on accountability in North Carolina to the New York Symposium on School Finance and Organizational Structure, New York State, March 2004
Presentation on Education and Growth, Committtee on Economic Development,Washington, D.C., October 2003
Speaker - Minnesota Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2003
Acceptance Speech for Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Finance and Budgeting, Washington, D.C., September, 2003
Testimony on school vouchers, hearing on Alternative Schools and Educational Reform in theDistrict of Columbia, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, May, 2003
Presentation to Education Writers' Association on School Finance, Chcago, IL, April, 2003
Respondent, Joseph D. Moore Lecture, N.C.State, October 2003
Presentation to National Academy of Sciences Panel on Education Research, June 2003
Briefing to the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights, June, 2003
Presentation on No Child Left Behind, CED Research Advisory Board, 2003
School Reform in South Africa, Wellesley College, November 2002
Presentation of paper on school vouchers, New York Law School, October 2002
Keynote speaker, conference for graduate students in economics, three Western Cape universities, April 2002
presentation to senior management, Stellenbosch and Cape Town Universities, June 2002
Seminar presentation, University of Florida, Department of Economics, November 2001
Jerry Miller lecture on school accountability, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, November 2001
Seminar presentation, Duke Seminar on Globalization Equity and Democratic Governance, September 2001
Speaker on school choice, Institute of Michigan School Superintendents, June 2001
Presentation on residential mobility programs, John Locke Foundation, April 2001
Presentation, UNESCO seminar, Paris, France, March 2001
Presentation on School Choice in New Zealand, MDRC, New York City, March 2001
Keynote speaker on accountability, North Carolina State Board of Education, September 2001
Presenter and participant in the U.S. Secretary of Education's Forum on Research and Value-Added Assessment Data, Wednesday, December 5, 2000
National Academy of Education retreat, Washington, D.C., October 24 & 25, 2013
Meetings:
Member of expert faculty, Aspen Institute Seminar for Congressional education staffers, Washington, D.C., Jan 10 and 11, 2011
The State of Things, Discussion of Charter Schools with Frank Stacio, March, 2011
Presentation by Video Teleconference on Educational Accountability, Spitzer Transition Team and the Center for Fiscal Equity, New York, NY, December 18, 2006
Member of Expert Panel on Community Development Block Grant Formula, National Academy of Sciences and GAO, Washington, D.C., December 2006
Presentation of "The Effects of Accountability on Student Achievement.", Urban Institute for the US Department of Education in Washington, D.C., September 2006
"Do School Accountability Systems Make it More Difficult for Low Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High Quality Teachers?", American Economic Association Meetings, Washington, DC, January 2003
Panelist AEFA on Use of State Administrative Data for Education Research, March 2003
Presentation of my introduction to international book on "Choosing Choice", AERA meetings in Chicago, April 2003
"Balancing Public and Private Resources for Basic Education: School Fees in Post-apartheid Africa", Spencer Foundation Duke training seminar, February 2003
Segregation and Resegregation in North Carolina's Public School Classrooms, Havard Civil Rights Project and the University of North Carolina School of Law, August 2002
Who Teaches Whom?: Race and Distribution of Novice Teachers, American Economic Association Meetings, January 2002
Presentation, Annual Meeting of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Dallas, TX, November 2002
"Financing Schools in Post Apartheid South Africa: Initial Steps Toward Fiscal Equity", International Conference on Education and Decentralization: African Experiences and Comparative Analysis", Johannesburg, June 2002
Do School Accountability Systems Make it More Difficult for Low Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High Quality Teachers?, Southern Economic Association Meetings, 2002
Participant in Rand working group on Measuring Value Added in education, October 2002
Does Competition Improve Teaching and Learning: Evidence from New Zealand, AERA meetings, April 2001
Discussant in two sessions and chair of another session at APPAM annual meetings, November 2001
Participant in workshop, The Effects of School Finance Reform on Education in America's Cities, University of Illinois at Chicago, June 2001
Moderator, NC Emerging Issues Forum, Raleigh, NC, February 2001
Talks:
Presentations, New Zealand, May, 2014
Invited presentation on school accountability in session on Poverty and Performance, International Perspectives, AERA meetings, San Francisco, April, 2014
Presentation of Chapter 4 on Educational Goods, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March, 2014
NC education policy to the Fearrington Village Democratic Club, October 22, 2013
Leveraging Matched Administrative Datasets to Improve Educational Practice and Lon-Run Life Outcomes: Toward Building a National Interdisciplinary Network, Northwestern, October 10, 2013
Topic: Education and Poverty: Confronting the Issues, September 10, 2013
From Birth to School: Early Childhood Initiatives in North Carolina, Annual Congress of the Institute for International Public Finance in Taormina, Italy, August 24, 2013
Presentation of community college paper and discussant of papers on KIPP session, AEFP annual meetings, New Orleans, March, 2013
NC Scholars Speak Out on education policy, held at the Sanford School, March, 2013
Presentation of community college developmental education paper at the annual CALDER conference, February 22, 2013
Presentation at Forum, Costs and Consequences: What's at Stake for Wake sponsored by the Coalition for Great Schools in Wake, Raleigh, October 16, 2010
Invited speaker for Education Conference in Bahrain sponsored by the Crown Prince, with 500 delegates fromthe mud East and around the world, October, 2010
Seminar presentation on school funding in the Netherlands at U.C. Davis sponsored by the economics and education departments, September, 2010
Maastricht - Presentation of paper on Migrant Education in the Netherlands; also chaired a plenary session on Perspectives from the South, February 19, 2010
SREE - Presentation of paper on Teacher Mobility, School Segregation, and Pay-Based Policies to Level the Playing Field, 27 July 2010
AEFA - Presentation on Using Survey Data to Measure the Quality of School Principals, AEFA Meetings, Richmond Virginia, March 18-20, 2010
Wake School Board - Media Session - Presentation on school segregation and the distribution of teachers in North Carolina to the media at an event sponsored by the Coalition for Great Wake County Schools, March 17, 2010
Wake School Board - Presentation to the Wake County School Board on school segregation and the distribution of teachers in North Carolina, March 23, 2010
Sanford Inaugural Event - Presentation on school segregation and the distribution of teachers in North Carolina as part of seminar presentation for a Sanford School inaugural event honoring Terry Sanford, April 23, 2010
University of Amsterdam, TIER Working Group - Seminar presentation of paper on Teacher Mobility, School Segregation, and Pay-Based Poilcies to Level the Playing Field, Amsterdam, NL, May 21, 2010
Discussant on paper by Ludwig and Jacob, Institute for Research on Poverty, May 29-30, 2008
Discussant, National Academy of Sciences Workshop on value added modeling, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13-14, 2008
Moderator of session, Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers' College, New York, Nov. 24-25, 2008
Presentation on teacher mobility, Shanker Institute, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2008
Presentation on teacher credentials, CALDER public meeting, Nov. 21, 2008
Seminar presentations, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, May 2005
Seminar presentation on Teacher Quality and Student Achievement, Dean's working group on the Race Achievement Gap Initiative, Harvard Graduate School of Education, June 2004
"Teacher Sorting Teacher Shopping, and the Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness", Duke University Child Development Seminar, February 2004
Conferences:
Achievement as an Educational Good, and chair of session on teacher attrition, APPAM fall conference, November, 2013
Presentation on High School credentials, AEFA Meetings, NYC, March 2008
Presentation on Teacher Working Conditions, AEFA Meetings, Denver, April 2008
Moderator, CALDER value added conference, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
Panelist at Education 08 Conference, Library of Congress, June 27, 2008
Presentation on teacher working conditions, APPAM Meetings, Washington, D.C., November 2008
Presentation of teacher working conditions, Southern Economics Association, Nov. 22, 2008
Presentation of Research on Charter Schools, Inaugural Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, December 2006
Set up and moderated concurrent plenary session on No Child Left Behind, APPAM Fall Conference, Madison, WI, November 2006
Presentation of paper, "Reflections on Equity, Adequacy, and Weighted Student Funding.", Annual Fall APPAM Conference, Madison, WI, November 2006
Attended Brookings-Wharton Conference on Urban Policy, October 2006
Presentation of paper, "How and Why Do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement?", American Education Finance Association, meeting held in Denver, Colorado, March 2006
Conference on Education and Decentralization, January 13-14, 2005
Participant as co-author in Brookings-CNE conference, San Juan Puerto Rico, May 2004
Conference" The State's Fiscal Crisis: What Should the Federal Government Do?", Taubman Center of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May, 2003
Participated in telephone press conference on school vouchers, following Press Conference by Paul Peterson, June 2003
Presentation for conference."The State's Fiscal Crisis: What Should The Federal Government Do?", May 29-30, 2003
Discussant of paper on school vouchers by Caroline Hoxby at economics of education conference, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2003
What Determines Segregation Levels in Public Schools?, Association for Public Policy and Management Annual Research Conference, November 2002
Financing Schools in Post Apartheid South Africa: Initial Steps Toward Fiscal Equity, Paper presented at International Conference on Education and Decentralizastion: African Experiences and Comparative Analysis", Johannesburg, June 2002
Participant in Duke University Conference on Incentives, on the Etics of Incentives, December 2001
Discussant on paper by Joseph Cordes at conference to honor Dick Netzer, Wagner School, New York, October 2001
Discussant, Brookings Institution conference on Accountability and Its Consequences for Students, April 2001
Lunchtime speaker at National Conference on Choice sponsored by Rutgers University, January 2001
Speaker at Conference on Privatization, Economic Policy Institute, January 2001
Presentations:
Achievement as an Educational Good, Sanford faculty and graduate seminar, October, 2013
Presentation of jointly authored paper on teacher mobility and teacher pay at the annual CALDER conference, Washington, DC, January 14, 2011
Presentation on problems with using student test scores to measure teacher effectiveness to NC Race to the Top Teacher Effectiveness Work Group, Raleigh, NC, January 21, 2011
Seminar presentation on Weighted Student Funding in the Netherlands, Georgetown Public Policy program, Washington, DC, January 28, 2011
Two presentations to the Civil Rights Research Roundtable on Education and Equitable Access to Effective Teaching, sponsored by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Social Policy and Law, Washington, DC, March 10-11, 2011
North Carolina Policy Watch. Presentation on Charter Schools, March 30, 2011
Presentation on Charter Schools to Duke School Research Partnership with the Durham Public Schools, April 25, 2011
Discussant for papers on effects of the Great Recession on School District Finances, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, April 22, 2011
Presentation of paper (co-authored with Clara Muschkin and Kenneth Dodge) on early childhood programs, Top Institute for Education Research, Amsterdam, May 2011,
Keynote address "Administratvie Data, Research, and Policy Making: Insights from the U.S." Keynote address to the Korean Association for Policy Studies, Seoul, Korea, June 2011
Discussant, Benefit Cost Conference, sponored by the Benefit Cost Association, Washington, D.C., October 2011
Presentation of early childhood paper (co-authored with Clara Muschkin and Kenneth Dodge), APPAM fall meetings, Washington, D.C., November, 2011
Moderator of panel sessions, Brookings Genome Project, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., November 8, 2011,
Participated in National Association of Education annual meetings, Washington, D.C., October 28-29, 2011
"Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence" Presidential address, APPAM annual meeting, Washington, D.C., November 4, 2011
Other:
National Academy of Education retreat, Washington, D.C., October 24 & 25, 2013
Publications (listed separately)

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