Publications of Helen F. Ladd    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

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Books

  1. H.F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske eds.. Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy. Routledge, 2008. (Official handbook of the American Education Finance Association.)
  2. Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd. Elusive Equity: Education Reform in Post Apartheid South Africa.. Brookings Institution Press, 2004. ((Also available as an HSRC press publication, Capetown, South Africa, 2005).)
  3. H.F. Ladd. Market-Based Reforms in Education. Economic Policy Institute: Washington, D.C., February 2002.
  4. Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd. When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale. Brookings Institution Press, 2000.
  5. H.F. Ladd and Janet Hansen. Making Money Matter: Financing America's Schools. National Academy of Sciences Press (Final report of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Education Finance)..  November, 1999.
  6. H.F. Ladd, with Janet Hansen and Rosemary A. Chalk, eds. Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance: Issues and Perspectives. National Academy of Sciences Press.  January, 1999.
  7. H.F. Ladd. The Challenge of Fiscal Disparities for State and Governments: The Selected Essays of Helen F. Ladd. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1999.
  8. H.F. Ladd. Local Government Tax and Land Use Policy: Understanding the Links (primary author and editor). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1998. (Selected by Choice as an outstanding academic book in 1998)
  9. H.F. Ladd. Holding Schools Accountable: Performance-Based Reform in Education (editor, author of introduction and coauthor of two chapters). Brookings Institution, 1996.
  10. H.F. Ladd and John Yinger. America's Ailing Cities: Fiscal Health and the Design of Urban Policy. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. (Updated edition in paperback, with new epilogue, 1991)
  11. H.F. Ladd and John Yinger, Howard Bloom and Axel Borsch-Supan. Property Taxes and House Values: The Theory and Estimation of Intrajurisdictional Property Tax Capitalization. Academic Press, 1988.
  12. H.F. Ladd and Robert Schafer. Discrimination in Mortgage Lending. MIT Press, 1981.
  13. H.F. Ladd. Tax and Expenditure Limitations (author of introduction and co-editor with Nicolaus Tideman. Urban Institute, 1981.

Journal Articles

  1. H.F. Ladd, Clara Muschkin and Kenneth Dodge. "From Birth to School: Early Childhood Initiatives and Third-Grade Outcomes in North Carolina." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33.1 (2014): 162-187. (PDF published on-line Nov. 4, 2013)
  2. H.F. Ladd, Jacob Vigdor and Erika Martinez. "Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement." Economic Inquiry (2014). (Forthcoming)
  3. H.F. Ladd and Sarah Fuller. "School Based Accountability and the Distribution of Teacher Quality Across Grades in Elementary School." Education Finance and Policy 8.4 (2013): 528-559. (Also available as Calder working paper #75)
  4. H.F. Ladd, Charles Clotfelter, Clara Muschkin and Jacob Vigdor. "Success in Community College: Do Institutions Differ?." Research in Higher Education, Journal of the Association for Institutional Research 54.7 (2013): 805-823. (Earlier version available as Calder working paper #74)
  5. H.F. Ladd. "Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence, Presidential address to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31.2 (2012): 203-227. [PDF]
  6. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "New Destinations, New Trajectories? The Educational Progress of Hispanic Youth in North Carolina, Special Section on Children from Immigrant Families." Child Development 83.5 (September/October, 2012): 1608-1622. (R. Crosnoe and J. Lockhman, eds.)
  7. H.F. Ladd. "Teacher's Perceptions of Their Working Conditions: How Predictive of Planned and Actual Teacher Movement?." Education, Finance and Policy Summer Issue 33.2 (2011): 235-261.
  8. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter and Jacob L. Vigdor. "Teacher Mobility, School Segregation, and Pay-Based Policies to Level the Playing Field." Education, Finance and Policy Summer issue 6.3 (2011).
  9. H.F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske. "Weighted Student Funding in the Netherlands: A Model for the U.S.?." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management Summer issue 30.3 (2011): 470-498.
  10. H.F. Ladd. "Brookings volume." (2011). (comments on Dee and Jacob on NCLB)
  11. H.F. Ladd, Douglas L. Lauen. "Status vs. Growth: The Distributional Effects of School Accountability Policies." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2010). (29 (3), 426-450,Also available as a CALDER working paper (caldercenter.org))
  12. H.F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske. "The Dutch Experience with Weighted Student Funding: Some Lessons for the U.S.." Phi Delta Kappan (2010). (September, pp.49-53)
  13. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross Subject Analysis with Fixed Effects." Journal of Human Resources (2010). (45 (3), 655-681) [655.full.pdf+html]
  14. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, Jacob L. Vigdor. "Are Teacher Absences Worth Worrying About in the U.S.?." Journal of Education Finance 4.29 (2009).
  15. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, Jacob L. Vigdor. "The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3 to 8." Review of Economics and Statistics 91.2 (2009): 398-419. (Also available as NBER working paper #12207)
  16. H.F. Ladd, Robert Bifulco, Stephen Ross. "The Effects of Public School Choice on Those Left Behind: Evidence from Durham, North Carolina." Peabody Journal of Education (2009).
  17. H.F. Ladd, Robert Bifulco, Stephen Ross. "Public School Choice and Integration: Evidence from Durham, North Carolina." Social Science Research 38.1 (2009): 71-85.
  18. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, Jacob L. Vigdor. "School Segregation under Color-blind Jurisprudence: The Case of North Carolina." Journal of Social Policy and the Law 16.1 (2008).
  19. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter, Jacob Vigdor, and Elizabeth Glennie. "Would Higher Salaries Keep Teachers in High Poverty Schools? Evidence from a Policy Intervention in North Carolina.." Journal of Public Economics 92.5-6 (June, 2008): 1352-1370.
  20. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter, Elizabeth Glennie and Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher Bonuses and Teacher Retention in Low Performing Schools: Evidence from the North Carolina $1,800 Teacher Bonus Program." Public Finance Review 36 (April, 2008): 63-87. [63]
  21. H.F. Ladd. "Reflections on Equity, Adequacy, and Weighted Student Funding." Journal of Education Finance and Policy 3.4 (2008): 402-423.
  22. H.F. Ladd, Joseph Cordes, Dylan Conger, Michael Luger. "Undergraduate and Doctoral Education in Public Policy: What? Why? Why Not? Whereto?." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 27.4 (2008): 1009-1027.
  23. H.F. Ladd with Robert Bifulco. "School choice, racial segregation, and test-score gaps: Evidence from North Carolina's charter school program." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26.1 (Winter 2007): 31-56.
  24. H.F. Ladd, with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher credentials and student achievement: Longitudinal analysis with student fixed effects." Economics of Education Review (December, 2007).
  25. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter, Jacob Vigdor and Justin Wheeler. "High Poverty Schools and the Distribution of Teachers and Principals." North Carolina Law Review 85.5 (June, 2007): 1345-1378. [online]
  26. H.F. Ladd and David Figlio. "The Economics of School Accountability." International Encyclopedia of Education (2007).
  27. H.F. Ladd. "Teacher Labor Markets in Developed Countries." The Future of Children (2007).
  28. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher-Student Matching and the Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness." Journal of Human Resources 41.4 (Fall 2006): 778-820. [online]
  29. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Federal Oversight, Local Control, and the Specter of 'Resegregation' in Southern Schools." American Law and Economics Review 8 (Summer 2006): 1-43. [online]
  30. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. "Racial Equity in Education: How Far Has South Africa Come?." Perspectives in Education Special Issue on Education Finance 24 (June 2006): 95-108.
  31. H.F. Ladd with Robert Bifulco. "Institutional Change and Co-production of Public Services: The Effect of Charter School on Parental Involvement." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 16 (October 2006): 553-576. [pdf]
  32. H.F. Ladd with Robert Bifulco. "Results [about charter schools] from the Tar Heel State." Education Next (Fall 2005): 60-66. [pdf]
  33. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Who Teaches Whom? Race and the Distribution of Novice Teachers." Economics of Education Review 24 (2005): 377-392. [pdf]
  34. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter, Jacob Vigdor and R.A. 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 23.2 (2004): 251-271. (Winner of Raymond Vernon Prize for the best article in volume 23)
  35. H.F. Ladd with C.T. Clotfelter and J. Vigdor. "Segregation and Resegregation in North Carolina's Public School Classrooms." North Carolina Law Review 81.4 (May 2003).
  36. H.F. Ladd and E.B. Fiske. "Does Competition Improve Teaching and Learning: Evidence from New Zealand." Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis (Spring 2003).
  37. H.F. Ladd. "School Vouchers: A Critical View." Journal of Economic Perspectives 16.4 (Fall 2002): 3-24. (Invited paper) [pdf]
  38. H.F. Ladd with Arnaldo Zelli. "School Based Accountability in North Carolina: The Responses of School Principals." Education Administration Quarterly (October 2002).
  39. H.F. Ladd with Randall Walsh. "Implementing Value-Added Measures of School Effectiveness: Getting the Incentives Right." Economics of Education Review 21.1 (February 2002): 1-17.
  40. H.F. Ladd with Michael Johnson and Jens Ludwig. "The Benefits and Costs of Residenital Mobility Programs for the Poor." Housing Studies 17 (2002): 125-138.
  41. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. "The Uneven Playing Field of School Choice: Evidence from New Zealand." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 20.1 (Winter 2001): 43-64.
  42. H.F. Ladd. "School Based Educational Accountability Systems: The Promise and the Pitfalls." National Tax Journal LIV.2 (June, 2001): 385-400.
  43. H.F. Ladd with Sheila Murray. "Intergenerational Conflict Reconsidered: County Demographic Structure and the Demand for Public Education." Economics of Education Review 20 (2001): 343-357.
  44. H.F. Ladd with Jens Ludwig and Greg Duncan. "The Effects of Urban Poverty on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment." Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2 (2001). (Recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as an exemplary paper, 2000)
  45. H.F. Ladd. "The Dallas School Accountability and Incentive Program: An Evaluation of Its Impacts on Student Outcomes." Economics of Education Review (1999).
  46. H.F. Ladd with Jens Ludwig. "Residential Relocation Policies in the United States: The Moving to Opportunity Demonstration." Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 14.1 (1999).
  47. H.F. Ladd. "Evidence on Discrimination in Mortgage Lending." Journal of Economic Perspectives (May, 1998).
  48. H.F. Ladd with Jens Ludwig. "Federal Housing Assistance, Residential Relocation, and Education Opportunities: Evidence from Baltimore." American Economic Review (May, 1997).
  49. H.F. Ladd with James Hamilton. "Biased Ballots? The Impact of Ballot Structure on North Carolina Elections in 1992." Public Choice (Summer, 1996).
  50. H.F. Ladd. "Catalyst for Learning: Recognition and Reward Programs in the Public Schools." The Brookings Review (Summer, 1996): 14-17.
  51. H.F. Ladd. "The Tax Expenditure Concept After 25 Years." NTA Forum (Winter, 1995): 1-5. (Short Version. Presidential address to the National Tax Association, delivered in Charleston, South Carolina, November 1994)
  52. H.F. Ladd with Edward Harris. "Statewide Taxation of Nonresidential Property for Education." Journal of Education Finance (Summer, 1995): 103-122.
  53. H.F. Ladd with William Gentry. "State Tax Structure and Multiple Policy Objectives." National Tax Journal (December, 1994).
  54. H.F. Ladd. "Spatially Targeted Economic Development Strategies: Do They Work?." Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 1.1 (August, 1994): 193-218.
  55. H.F. Ladd with John Yinger. "The Case for Equalizing Aid." National Tax Journal XLVII.1 (March, 1994): 211-224.
  56. H.F. Ladd. "Fiscal Impacts of Local Population Growth: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis." Regional Science and Urban Economics 24 (1994).
  57. H.F. Ladd. "State Responses to the TRA86 Revenue Windfalls: A New Test of the Flypaper Effect." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 12.1 (Winter, 1993): 82-103.
  58. H.F. Ladd. "Mimicking of Local Tax Burdens Among Neighboring Counties." Public Finance Quarterly 20.4 (October, 1992): 450-467.
  59. H.F. Ladd. "Population Growth, Density, and the Costs of Providing Public Services." Urban Studies 29.2 (1992): 273-295.
  60. H.F. Ladd with Andrew Reschovsky and John Yinger. "City Fiscal Condition and State Equalizing Aid: the Case of Minnesota." Proceedings of the Eighty-Fourth Annual Conference of the National Tax Association - Tax Institute of American (Columbus, Ohio) (1992): 42-49.
  61. H.F. Ladd. "The State Aid Decision: Changes in State Aid to Local Governments, 1982-1987." National Tax Journal 44.4, Part 2 (December, 1991): 477-496.
  62. H.F. Ladd with William Wheaton. "Causes and Consequences of the Changing Urban Form: Introduction." Journal of Regional Science & Urban Economics 21.2 (July, 1991): 157-162. (Special issue edited by Helen F. Ladd and William Wheaton)
  63. H.F. Ladd. "Property Tax Revaluation and Tax Levy Growth Revisited." Journal of Urban Economics 30 (1991): 83-99.
  64. H.F. Ladd. "Introduction of Symposium on Managing Local Development." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 9.4 (Fall, 1990): 484-486.
  65. H.F. Ladd. "State Assistance to Local Governments: Changes During the 1980s." American Economic Review 80.2 (May, 1990): 171-175.
  66. H.F. Ladd with John Yinger. "The Determinants of State Assistance to Central Citiis." National Tax Journal XLII.4 (1990): 413-428.
  67. H.F. Ladd with John Yinger. "Recent Trends in City Fiscal Health." National Tax Associaiton - Tax Institute of America, Proceedings of the Eighty Second Annual Conference on Taxation, Atlanta, Georgia (October, 1989).
  68. H.F. Ladd with Katherine Bradbury. "City Taxes and City Property Tax Bases." National Tax Journal (December, 1988).
  69. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury. "City Property Taxes: The Effects of Economic Change and Competitive Pressures." New England Economic Review (July/August 1987).
  70. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Education and Tax Limitations: Evidence from Massachusetts' Proposition 2 1/2." Journal of Education Finance (Winter, 1985).
  71. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury. "Changes in the Revenue-Raising Capacity of U.S. Cities: 1970-1982." New England Economic Review (March/April 1985). (A shorter version of this paper, entiteld "Changes in the Fiscal Capacity of U.S. Cities: 1970-1982," is available in the proceedings of the 1984 Annual Conference of the National Tax Association - Tax Institute of America)
  72. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury, Mark Perrault, Andrew Reschovsky, and John Yinger. "State Aid to Offset Fiscal Disparities Across Communities." National Tax Journal (June, 1984).
  73. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Who Supports Tax Limitations: Evidence from Massachusetts' Proposition 2 1/2." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Winter, 1983).
  74. H.F. Ladd with Arnold Howitt, Herman Leonard, and Ann Weeks. "Physical Infrastructure in Boston." Urban Resources 1.2 (Fall, 1983): 5-11.
  75. H.F. Ladd with Howard Bloom. "Property Tax Revaluation and Tax Levy Growth." Journal of URban Economics (Winter, 1982).
  76. H.F. Ladd with Fred C. Doolittle. "Which Level of Government Should Assist Poor People?." National Tax Journal (September, 1982).
  77. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Why Voters Support Tax Limitations: Evidence from Massachusetts' Proposition 2 1/2." National Tax Journal (June, 1982).
  78. H.F. Ladd. "Equal Credit Opportunity: Women and Mortgage Credit." American Economic Review (May, 1982).
  79. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury and Claire Christopherson. "Proposition 2 1/2: Initial Impacts, Part I." New England Economic Review (January/February 1982).
  80. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury and Claire Christopherson. "Proposition 2 1/2: Initial Impacts, Part II." New England Economic Review (March/April 1982). (Part I and II also in Proposition 2 1/2: Its Impact on Massachusetts (Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, 1983)
  81. H.F. Ladd. "Tax Limitations and Educational Finance: Comments." National Tax Journal, Supplement (June, 1979). (Proceedings of a Conference on Tax and Expenditure Limitations, University of California, Santa Barbara, December 1978)
  82. H.F. Ladd. "State Limitations on Local Taxing and Spending Powers: A Response." National Tax Journal (December, 1978).
  83. H.F. Ladd. "An Economic Evaluation of State Limitations on Local Taxing and Spending Powers." National Tax Journal (March, 1978).
  84. H.F. Ladd. "Statewide Taxation of Commercial and Industrial Property for Education." National Tax Journal (June, 1976).
  85. H.F. Ladd. "Local Education Expenditures, Fiscal Capacity, and the Composition of the Property Tax Base." National Tax Journal (June, 1975).

Chapters in Books

  1. H.F. Ladd. "Confessions of a Wellesley FEM." Michael Svenberg and Lall Ramrrattan (eds), Eminent Economists II: Their Life and Work Philosophies. Cambridge University Press, 2014 Forthcoming January 2014
  2. H.F. Ladd, Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Racial and Economic Imbalance in Charlotte's Schools, 1994-2012." R.A. Mickelson, S.S. Smith and A.H. Nelson (eds), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The Past, Present, and Future of School (De)Segregation in Charlotte. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014 Forthcoming
  3. H.F. Ladd. "Education Equity in an International Context." Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy. New York and London: Routledge Press, 2014 Updated version of chapter 16 to be included in the revised edition of Helen F. Ladd and Margaret Goertz (eds
  4. H.F. Ladd and Susanna Loeb. "The Challenges of Measuring School quality: Implications for Educational Equity."  University of Chicago Press, 2013: 19-42.
  5. H.F. Ladd. "Confessions of Wellesley FEM."  2012 Invited autobiographical essay, forthcoming in Eminent Economists II (Cambridge University Press
  6. H.F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske and Nienke Ruijs. "Does Parental Choice Foster Segregated Schools: Insights from the Netherlands."  Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press., 2011: 233-254.
  7. H.F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske, Nienke Ruijs. "Insights from the Netherlands: Growing Concerns about Segregation."  October, 2009. Paper presented at the National Conference on School Choice, Vanderbilt University - Forthcoming in conference volume
  8. H.F. Ladd with E.B. Fiske. "Education Equity in an International Context." Handbook of Research on Education Finance and Policy. Ed. H.F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske Routledge, 2008: 276-292.
  9. H.F. Ladd. "Teacher Effects: What Do We Know?."  Forthcoming
  10. H.F. Ladd. "School Policies and the Black-White Test Score Gap." Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel, eds. Steady Gains and Stalled Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap.. 2008: 289-319.
  11. H.F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske eds.. ""Introduction"."  Ed. H. F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske eds. Routledge, 2008: xvii - xxii.
  12. H.F. Ladd with David Figlio. "School Accountability and Student Achievement." Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy. Ed. H. F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske eds. Routledge, 2008: 166-182.
  13. Robert Bifulco and Helen F. Ladd, M. Berends, M Springer and H. Walberg, eds. ""Charter Schools in North Carolina" In Charter School Outcomes."  2007: 195-220.
  14. H.F. Ladd with Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz. "Education and Economic Development." The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth. Ed. Susan Collins, Barry Bosworth and Miguel Soto-Class Brookings Institution Press, 2006: 189-238.
  15. H.F. Ladd, with C.T. Clotfelter, and J. 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
  16. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. ""Balancing Public and Private Resources for Basic Education: School Fees in Post-Apartheid South Africa"." Changing Class: Education and Social Change in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Ed. Linda Chisholm. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2004
  17. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. "School Choice in New Zealand: A Cautionary Tale." Choosing Choice: Global Trends and National Variations. Ed. David Plank and Gary Sykes Teacher's College Press, 2003
  18. H.F. Ladd and Jens Ludwig. "The Effects of MTO on Educational Opportunities in Baltimore" chapter 5." Choosing a Better Life: Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Social Experiment. Ed. John Goering and Judith D. Feins Urban Institute Press, 2003: 117-152.
  19. H.F. Ladd with Jens Ludwig and Greg Duncan. "The Effects of MTO on Children and Parents in Baltimore" chapter 6." Choosing a Better Life: Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Social Experiment. Ed. John Goering and Judith D. Feins Urban Institute Press, 2003: 153-176.
  20. H.F. Ladd. "Introduction." Choosing Choice: Global Trends and National Variations. Ed. David Plank and Gary Sykes Teacher's College Press, 2003
  21. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. "The U.S. Charter School Movement: Lessons from New Zealand's Experience with Self-Governing Schools and Parental Choice." Charters, Vouchers & Public Education. Ed. Paul Peterson and David Campbell Brookings Institution Press, 2001: 59-79.
  22. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter. "Recognizing the Rewarding Success in Public Schools." Holding Schools Accountable: Performance-Based Reform in Education. Ed. Helen F. Ladd The Brookings Institution, 1996
  23. H.F. Ladd with Ronald Ferguson. "Additional Evidence on How and Why Money Matters: A Production Function Analysis of Alabama Schools." Holding Schools Accountable: Performance-Based Reform in Education. Ed. Helen F. Ladd The Brookings Institution, 1996
  24. H.F. Ladd. "Big City Finances." Big City Politics, Governance, and Fiscal Constraints. Urban Institute Press, 1994: 201-269.
  25. H.F. Ladd. "Measuring Disparities in the Fiscal Condition of Local Governments." The Challenge of Fiscal Equalization. Ed. John Anderson Praeger Press, 1994: 21-55.
  26. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on Wallace E. Oates, "Federalism and Government Finance." Modern Public Finance. Ed. J. Quigley and E. Smolensky Harvard University Press, 1994
  27. H.F. Ladd. "Fiscal Consequences for U.S. Central Cities of the Changing Urban Form." Urban Change in the U.S. and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy. Ed. Anita Summers and Lanfranco Senn Urban Institute Press, 1993: 321-370. Slightly updated for second edition, 1999
  28. H.F. Ladd. "Effects of Population Growth on Local Spending and Taxes." Structuring Direct Aid: People Versus Places. Ed. R.D. Norton JAI Press, Research in Urban Economics, vol. 9, 1993: 181-224.
  29. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on John M. Quigley and Daniel L. Rubinfeld, 'Public Choices in Public Higher Education'." Studies of Supply and Demand in Higher Education. Ed. Charles Clotfelter and Michael Rothchild University of Chicago Press, 1993
  30. H.F. Ladd. "Sales Taxes in Arizona." State and local Finance for the 1990s: A Case Study of Arizona. Ed. Therese J. McGuire and Dana Wolfe Naimark University of Arizona Press, 1991
  31. H.F. Ladd. "Big City Finances in the New Era of Fiscal Federalism." The Changing Face of Fiscal Federalism. Ed. Thomas R. Swartz and John E. Peck London, England: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1990: 127-151.
  32. H.F. Ladd. "User Charges -- Not Just Another Revenue Source." The Role of User Charges. Ed. Thomas D. Hopkins Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1990: 47-55.
  33. H.F. Ladd. "The Meaning of Balance for State-Local Tax Systems." The Unfinished Agenda for State Tax Reform. Ed. Steven D. Gold National Conference of State Legislatures, 1989
  34. H.F. Ladd with Ronald Ferguson. "State Economic Renaissance, "Pioneering State Economic Strategy," and "Creating the Future." The New Economic Role of American States: Strategies and Institutions for a Competitive World Economy. Ed. R. Scott Fosler Oxford University Press, 1988
  35. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on Charles R. Hulton and Robert M. Schwab, "Incoming Originating in The State and Local Sector." Fiscal Federalism. Ed. Harvey Rosen University of Chicago Press, 1988
  36. H.F. Ladd with Dana R. Weist. "State and local Tax Systems: Balance Among Taxes vs. Balance Among Policy Goals." The Quest for Balance in State-Local Revenue Systems. Ed. Frederick D. Stocker Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1987
  37. H.F. Ladd with Ronald Ferguson. "Measuring the Fiscal Capacity of U.S. Cities." Measuring Fiscal Capacity. Ed. Clyde Reeves Oelgeschlager, Gunn, and Hain, Inc., 1986
  38. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on Steven G. Craig and Robert P. Inman, "Education, Welfare, and the 'New Federalism': State Budgeting in a Federalist Public Economy." Studies in State and Local Public Finance. Ed. Harvey Rosen University of Chicago Press, 1986
  39. H.F. Ladd. "The Massachusetts Experience." States Under Stress: A Report on the Finances of Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and California. Ed. Peggy B. Musgrave Berkeley, CA: Institute of Governmental Studies, February, 1985 paper presented at the conference on the Present Condition and Future Prospects of State-Local Finances, University of California, Santa Cruz, April 1983
  40. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Proposition 2 1/2: Explaining the Vote." Research in Urban Policy. Ed. T. Clark JAI Press, 1985
  41. H.F. Ladd. "Federal Aid to State and Local Governments." Federal Budget Policy in the 1980's. Ed. J. Palmer and G. Mills Urban Institute Press, 1984
  42. H.F. Ladd with Herman Leonard. "Taxation and the Poor." The State and the Poor in the 1980's. Ed. Manuel Carballo and Mary Jo Bane Auburn House, 1984
  43. H.F. Ladd with Howard Bloom and John Yinger. "Are Property Taxes Capitalized into House Values?." Local Provision of Public Services: The Tiebout Model After Twenty-Five Years. Ed. George R. Zodrow Academic Press, 1983
  44. H.F. Ladd. "Financing Services in the Federal System." Federalism: Making the System Work: Alternatives for the 1980's. Center for National Policy, Washington, D.C., 1982
  45. H.F. Ladd. "Municipal Expenditures and the Rate of Population Change." Cities Under Stress: The Fiscal Crisis of Urban America. Ed. R.W. Burchell and D. Listokin New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1980
  46. H.F. Ladd. "Tax Policy Considerations Underlying Preferential Tax Treatment of Open Space and Agricultural Land." Property Tax Preferences for Agricultural Land. Ed. N.A. Roberts and H.J. Brown Montclair: NJ: Allanheld, Osman & Co, Inc., 1980
  47. H.F. Ladd. "Discussion of Howard A. Chernick, "An Economic Model of the Distribution of Project Grants." Fiscal Federalism and Grants-in-Aid, COUPE Papers on Public Economics. Ed. P. Miezkowski and W. Oakland Washington, DC: The Urban Institute, 1979
  48. H.F. Ladd. "Male-Female Differences in Pre-College Economic." Perspectives on Economic Education. Ed. Donald R. Wentworth, W. Lee Hansen, and Sharryl H. Hawke Joint Council on Economic Education, March, 1977
  49. H.F. Ladd. "Municipal Expenditures and the Composition of the Property Tax Base." Property Taxation, Land Use and Public Trends (TRED8). Ed. Arthur D. Lynn Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976 Paper presented at Taxation, Resources, and Economic Development Conference, October 1973
  50. H.F. Ladd. "The Role of the Property Tax: A Reassessment." Board Based Taxes: New Options and Sources. Ed. R.A. Musgrave John Hopkins University Press, 1973 A supplementary paper of the Committee for Economic Development. Reprinted in Oliver Oldman and Ferdinand P. Schoettle, State and Local Taxes and Finance: Text, Problems and Cases (Mineola, NY: The Foundation Press, Inc., 1974), pp. 348-386

NBER Working Papers

  1. H.F. Ladd, with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. ""Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross Subject Analysis with Student Fixed Effects."."  Working Paper 142787 (June, 2007).  [author's comments]
  2. H.F. Ladd, with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "How and why do teacher credentials matter for student achievement?."  Working Paper 142786 (2007).  [author's comments]
  3. H.F. Ladd, with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher-Student Matching and the Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness."  Working Paper 11936 (Fall 2006). [online]  [author's comments]
  4. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Federal Oversight, Local Control, and the Specter of 'Resegregation' in Southern Schools."  Working Paper 11086 (Summer 2006). [online]  [author's comments]
  5. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter, Elizabeth Glennie and Jacob Vigdor. "Would Higher Salaries Keep Teachers in High-Poverty Schools? Evidence from a Policy Intervention in North Carolina."  Working Paper 12285 (June 2006). [online]
  6. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3 to 8."  Working Paper 12207 (May, 2006). [online]

Book Reviews

  1. H.F. Ladd. Review of Norton Grubb, The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes and Equity.  The Journal of Economic Literature (2010). (March)
  2. H.F. Ladd. Review of two books on public sector management in New Zealand.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 24.1 (2005): 193-196.
  3. H.F. Ladd. Review of Review of The Price of Federalism by Paul Peterson.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 15.3 (Summer, 1996): 469-472.
  4. H.F. Ladd. Review of Ester Fuchs, Mayors and Money.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (1993).
  5. H.F. Ladd. Review of John M. Quigley and Daniel L. Rubinfeld, eds., American Domestic Priorities: An Economic Appraisal in Journal of Economic Literature.  September, 1986
  6. H.F. Ladd. Review of George Break, ed., State and local Finance: The Pressures of the 1980's.  Journal of Economic Literature (1986).
  7. H.F. Ladd. Review of John F. Due and John L. Mikesell, Sales Taxation: State and Local Structure and Administration.  Municipal Finance Officers Association, Resources in Review (January, 1984).

Published Policy Briefs and Comments

  1. H.F. Ladd. "Education Inspectorate Systems in New Zealand and the Netherlands ( Policy Brief )." Education Finance and Policy (2010). (5(3)378-392)
  2. H.F. Ladd. "Public and Private School Competition and U.S. Fiscal Federalism.." G.K. Ingram and Y Hong, eds. Fiscal Decentralization and Land Use Policies. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. (2008).
  3. H.F. Ladd. "Rethinking the Way We Hold Schools Accountable." Opinion piece, Education Week. (Also reprinted in the Durham Herald Sun.) (2008).
  4. H.F. Ladd. "Opinion pice on education policy and the presidential election." Durham Herald Sun (2008).
  5. H.F. Ladd. "Policy Brief on Accountability in North Carolina." Education Finance and Organization Structure in New York Schools, Symposium Proceedings (2004): 161-176.
  6. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on paper by Joseph Cordes." City Taxes, City Spending: Essays in Honor of Dick Netzer (2004).
  7. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on paper of school vouchers by Caroline Hoxby." Swedish Economic Review (Fall, 2003).
  8. H.F. Ladd. "Self-Governing Schools and Accountability in New Zealand." Prospects (a publication of UNESCO) (2001). (published in many different languages)
  9. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger, "Volatility in Test Scores: Implications for Test Based Accountability Systems." Brookings Papers on Education Policy (2001).
  10. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "The Empty Aisles of Marketplace Reform." The School Administrator (November 2000).
  11. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "A Level Playing Field: What We Can Learn from the New Zealand School Reform?." American Educator (Fall 2000).
  12. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "When Schools Compete: Lessons Learned From New Zealand's Experiments with Market-Based Reforms." Rethinking Schools (Summer 2000).
  13. H.F. Ladd. "How School Districts Respond to Fiscal Constraint." Selected Papers in School Finance, 1996 (1998).
  14. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on chapter by Tom Loveless." Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 1997 (1997).
  15. H.F. Ladd. "Fiscal Disparities and Fiscal Equalization." entries for the Encyclopedia of Taxation (1997).
  16. H.F. Ladd. "Testimony on HR 3467 "Saving Our Children: The American Community Renewal Act of 1996." (Tuesday, July 30, 1996). (Hearings sponsored by the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means and the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families of the Committee on Economic and Education Opportunities)
  17. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on paper by Garrett Mandeville on South Carolina's school incentive program." Midwest Approaches to School Reform (1995).
  18. H.F. Ladd. "The Tax Expenditure Concept After 25 Years." Proceedings of the 86th Annual Conference (NTA) (1995): 50-57. (Long version. Presidential address to the National Tax Association, delivered in Charleston, South Carolina, November 1994)
  19. H.F. Ladd with John Yinger. "Economic Change and Fiscal Health: Designing Federal Aid for our Most Troubled Central Cities." (May, 1992). (Prepared for the Senate Task Force on Community and Urban Revitalization)
  20. H.F. Ladd. "Puerto Rican Statehood: A Precondition to Sound Economic Growth." (May 17, 1990). (written testimony prepared for the Senate Finance committee hearing on S. 712)
  21. H.F. Ladd with John Yinger. "Measuring the Fiscal Capacity of U.S. Cities." Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Measuring State Fiscal Capacity: Alternative Methods and Their Uses M-150 (September, 1986): 177-181.
  22. H.F. Ladd. "Comments on George Zodrow, Optimal Tax Reform: Property Tax Equalization, "National Tax Association - Tax Institute of America." Proceedings of Seventy-Third Annual Conference (November, 1980).
  23. H.F. Ladd. "Local Public Expenditures and the Composition of the Property Tax Base." National Tax Association - Tax Institute of America, Proceedings of Sixty-Seventh Annual Conference (1974).

Other

  1. H.F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske. "Class Matters. Why Won't We Admit It?." New York Times Opinion Pages, (December 12, 2011).
  2. H.F. Ladd. "Press release on early childhood programs in North Carolina." (with follow up op eds. in several NC papers), (March 16, 2011). Press release on early childhood programs in North Carolina
  3. H.F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske, Nienke Ruijs. "Migrant Education in the Netherlands: Segregation and the Role of Weighted Student Funding." (18-20 February 2010). Paper presented at the conference on "Migration, A World in Motion: A Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy," in Masstricht, The Netherlands
  4. H.F. Ladd, Sara Pilzer. "Using Survey Data to Measure the Quality of School Principals." (March 18-20, 2010). Paper prepared for the American Education Association Meetings, Richmond Virginia. Revised version to be presented at APPAM in November, 2010
  5. H.F. Ladd with Charles T. Clotfelter, and Jacob L. Vigdor. "Teacher Quality and Public Policy." (2008). Final report to the Spencer Foundation for research grant.
  6. H.F. Ladd. "Commentary on paper by Thomas Nechyba." (2008). Lincoln Institute volume on Fiscal Decentralization (forthcoming).
  7. H.F. Ladd. "Policy as Resource Allocation: Commentary." (2007). The State of Education Policy Research (D.K. Cohen, S.H.Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher eds.) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007, pp. 179-186.
  8. H.F. Ladd with David Figlio. "Effects of Accountability on Student Achievement." (2006). Paper prepared for the US Department of Education, Section 1503 evaluation of No Child Left Behind and for a volume to be published by the Urban Institute
  9. H.F. Ladd with Robert Bifulco. "Charter Schools in North Carolina." National Center on School Choice Conference Vanderbuilt University. ().
  10. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "Learning from South Africa." Commentary in Ed Week (mid March 2005).
  11. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "Two op-eds published in South African newspapers related to our book on South Africa." (2005). One addresses school fees in South Africa and appeared in the Cape Times in mid May 2005. The other was on measuring achievement and appeared in the Mail and Guardian Supplement, August 19, 2005
  12. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher Quality and Minority Achievement Gaps." (October, 2004). Paper based on final report to the Spencer Foundation. [online]
  13. H.F. Ladd with Robert Bifulco. "Two op-eds on charter schools." (Fall, 2004). one focused on NC in the Raleigh News and Observer and the other with a national focus in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, fall 2004
  14. H.F. Ladd with Charles Clotfelter and Jacob Vigdor. "Teacher Quality and Minority Achievement Gaps." (submitted June 2004). Paper presented for the fall, 2004 APPAM meetings, based on the final report to the Spencer Foundation
  15. H.F. Ladd. "Policy memo on School Vouchers - Child and Family Policy Center." (2003).
  16. H.F. Ladd. "Report on Tax and Fiscal Aspects of Territorial Development in the Helsinki Region." (October, 2001). Prepared for the OECD Territorial Review of the Greater Helsinki Region
  17. H.F. Ladd wit Edward Fiske. "Does Competition Improve Teaching and Learning: Evidence from New Zealand." (April, 2001). Paper presented at the AERA meeting. Sanford Institute working paper and revised version published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  18. H.F. Ladd. "Market-Based Reforms in Education." (2001). commissioned by the Urban Seminar on Creating Change in Urban Education as part of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at Harvard University, directed by William Julius Wilson. (Revised version published as a book by the Economic Policy Institute
  19. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. "Limits of Vouchers Exposed." Philadelphia Inquirer (September 25, 2000).
  20. H.F. Ladd with Edward B. Fiske. "Vouchers Have Been Tried - and Failed." Los Angeles Times (October 18, 2000).
  21. H.F. Ladd with James Hamilton. "Cause for Confusion and N.C.'s Own Ballot." The News and Observer (November 11, 2000).
  22. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "A Distant Laboratory: Learning Cautionary Lessons from New Zealand's Schools." Education Week (May 17, 2000).
  23. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "The Invisible Hand as Schoolmaster." The America Prospect (May 22, 2000).
  24. H.F. Ladd with Edward Fiske. "A Cautionary Tale from New Zealand." The New York Times (Education Life Section) (August 6, 2000).
  25. H.F. Ladd. "School-Based Accountability and Incentive Programs." (January, 1998). Paper commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Education Finance
  26. H.F. Ladd. "Local Tax and Land Use Policy: A Survey." (Fall, 1992). prepared for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  27. H.F. Ladd. "Land and Tax Policy." (August, 1992). Paper preparred for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper
  28. H.F. Ladd with Andrew Reschovsky, Daniel Salomone, and John Yinger. "Policy Analysis and the Design of State Aid Formuas: A Case Study of Minnesota." (October, 1991). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Policy Analysis and Management, Bethesda, Maryland
  29. H.F. Ladd with Andrew Reschovsky and John Yinger. "Measuring the Fiscal Condition of Cities in Minnesota." (April, 1991). Final report submitted to the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy
  30. H.F. Ladd with J. Tomas Hexner, Glenn Jenkins, and K. Russell LaMotte. "Puerto Rican Statehood: A Precondition to Sound Economic Growth." (September, 1990). Report sponsored by an independent citizen's group in Puerto Rico. (Hex Inc., Cambridge, MA). Second edition, February 1993
  31. H.F. Ladd with Dana R. Weist. "Sales Taxes and User Charges in Arizona Local Governments'." (August, 1989). Research Paper Presented for the Arizona Joint Select Committee on State Revenues and Expenditures. (Chapter 20 in Final Report, 1989
  32. H.F. Ladd. "Big City Finances." (June, 1989). prepared for the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and financed by the Ford Foundation
  33. H.F. Ladd with Dana R. Weist. "The Arizona General Sales Tax." (April, 1989). Research Paper Presented for the Arizona Joint Select Committee on State Revenues and Expenditures. (Chapter 9 in Final Report, 1989
  34. H.F. Ladd with Claire Christopherson. "Demand for Local Public Services: Evidence from Survey Data." (1989). financed by the National Science Foundation
  35. H.F. Ladd with Ronald F. Ferguson. "Economic Performance and Economic Development Policy in Massachusetts." (1986). final report for the Committee for Economic Development. Available as John F. Kennedy School of Government, State, Local, and Intergovernmental Center, Discussion Paper D86-2
  36. H.F. Ladd with John Yinger and others. "The Changing Economic and Fiscal Condition of Cities." (1986). Final Report to Department of Housing and Urban Development (462 pages
  37. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury and Andrew Reschovsky. "Policy Analysis and the Distribution of State Aid to Local Governments: A Case Study of Massachusetts." (October, 1983). paper prepared for the 1983 APPAM Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  38. H.F. Ladd with Arnold Howitt and Herman Leonard. "Services from Public Capital: The Outlook for Boston's Physical Infrastructure." (October, 1983). MIT-Harvard Joint Center Working Paper
  39. H.F. Ladd (with others). "State Aid Distribution Formulas: The Need for More Equalization." Impact 2 1/2 Newsletter (September, 1983).
  40. H.F. Ladd with others. "State Aid and the High Cost of Local Public Services in Some Communities: The Need for More Equalization." (September, 1983). MIT-Harvard Joint Center Working Paper, W83- 10
  41. H.F. Ladd with Robert Schafer. "Discrimination in Mortgage Lending: A Microeconomic Model of Mortgage Terms." (February, 1983).
  42. H.F. Ladd. "Financing Services in the Federal System." (1983). prepared for a Bunting Institute Colloquium (November 1982), Bunting Institute Working Paper
  43. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Proposition 2 1/2: Variations in Individual Preferences and Expectations Across Communities." (April, 1982). John F. Kennedy School of Government, Discussion Paper D82-1
  44. H.F. Ladd with Katherine L. Bradbury and Claire Christopherson. "Proposition 2 1/2: Initial Impacts." (1982). Policy Paper of the Institute of Research on Educational Finance and Governance, Stanford University, 1982. Also available as a working paper of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard, 1982
  45. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Tax Limitation Study." (1982). Final Report to National Institute of Education
  46. H.F. Ladd with Julie Boatright Wilson. "Proposition 2 1/2: Explaining the Vote." (April, 1981). John F. Kennedy School of Government, Research Report R81-1
  47. H.F. Ladd with Howard Bloom and John Yinger. "Intrajurisdictional Property Tax Capitalization." (August, 1980). Final Report to Department of Housing and Urban Development
  48. H.F. Ladd. "What Economics Can Contribute to the Tax Limitation Debate." (July, 1980). John F. Kennedy School of Government, Discussion Paper D80-8
  49. H.F. Ladd with Robert Schafer. "Equal Credit Opportunity in Mortgage Lending: Summary of Results." (June, 1980). Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard University, Workign Paper No. 65
  50. H.F. Ladd with Robert Schafer. "Equal Credit Opportunity; Accessibility to Mortgage Funds by Women and Blacks." (November, 1979). final technical report to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, vols. 1 and 2

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