Working Papers

Cohodes, Sarah R., Ozkan Eren, and Orgul Ozturk. “Teacher Performance Pay, Coaching, and Long-Run Student Outcomes.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 31056, 2023. NBER Version PDF

Cohodes, Sarah R., Helen Ho, and Silvia C. Robles. “STEM Summer Programs for Underrepresented Youth Increase STEM Degrees.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 30227, 2022. NBER Version PDF Online Appendix VoxEU summary NBER Digest
Press Coverage: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, The74

Cohodes, Sarah R., Sean P., Jennifer L. Jennings, and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj. “When Do Informational Interventions Work? Experimental Evidence from New York City High School Choice.” NBER Working Paper 29690, 2022. NBER Version PDF Online Appendix
Press Coverage: For All (Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank)

Cohodes, Sarah R. and James J. Feigenbaum. “Why Does Education Increase Voting? Evidence from Boston’s Charter Schools.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 29308, 2021, Updated 2023. NBER Version PDF
Press Coverage: Bloomberg Opinion, The74

Corcoran, Sean P., Jennifer L. Jennings, Sarah R. Cohodes, and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj. 2018. Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice: Results from a Field Experiment of Informational Interventions. NBER Working Paper 24471. PDF Executive Summary Updated Version (Jan 2022)
More information on the New York City High School Admissions Study is available here.
Press Coverage: Chalkbeat


Cohodes, Sarah and Katharine Parham. “Charter Schools’ Effectiveness, Mechanisms, and Competitive Influence.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. 2021. Publisher’s version NBER Version PDF Press Coverage: Chalkbeat

Cohodes, Sarah, Elizabeth Setren, and Christopher Walters. 2021. Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston’s Charter Sector. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 13(1). Publisher’s version PDF NBER Version VoxEU summary
Press Coverage: Chalkbeat, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Hechinger Report, New York Magazine, Las Vegas Review-Journal, The 74, Bloomberg

Cohodes, Sarah. 2020. The Long-Run Impacts of Tracking High-Achieving Students: Evidence from Boston’s Advanced Work Class. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 12(1). Publisher’s version PDF Online Appendix
Press coverage: Boston GlobeBoston Neighborhood News (TV clip)

Cohodes, Sarah. 2018. Charter Schools and the Achievement Gap. The Future of Children. Policy Issue: 1-16. Publisher’s Version PDF
Press Coverage: The 74

Cohodes, Sarah, Samuel Kleiner, Michael Lovenheim, and Daniel Grossman. 2016. The Effect of Child Health Insurance Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions. Journal of Human Resources 51(3). Publisher’s version PDF NBER Version
Press coverage: New York TimesWashington PostHuffington PostVox (1), Vox (2)FivethirtyeightInside Higher Ed, Chalkbeat

Angrist, Joshua, Sarah Cohodes, Susan Dynarski, Parag Pathak, and Christopher Walters. 2016. Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston’s Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice. Journal of Labor Economics 34(2). Publisher’s Version PDF NBER Version
Press coverage: New York Times, Boston GlobeSlateEducation Week, The 74

Cohodes, Sarah. 2016. Teaching to the Student: Charter School Effectiveness in Spite of Perverse Incentives. Education Finance and Policy 11(1). Publisher’s Version PDF
Press coverage: The 74

Chabrier, Julia, Sarah Cohodes, and Philip Oreopoulos. 2016. What Can We Learn from Charter School Lotteries? Journal of Economic Perspectives 30(3). Publisher’s Version PDF NBER Version

Deming, David J, Sarah R. Cohodes, Jennifer Jennings, and Christopher Jencks. 2016. School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings. Review of Economics and Statistics 58(5). Publisher’s Version PDF NBER Version Education Next Version
Press coverage: Boston Globe, Harvard Gazette

Cohodes, Sarah, and Joshua Goodman. 2014. Merit Aid, College Quality and College Completion: Massachusetts’ Adams Scholarship as an In-Kind Subsidy.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6 (4). Publisher’s Version PDF online appendix
Press coverage: Boston GlobeChronicle of Higher EducationHechinger Report, SlateHuffington PostWashington Post, Commonwealth, New York Times

Page, Lindsay C, Jon Fullerton, Sarah R Cohodes, Martin R West, Andrew Bacher-Hicks, Antoniya Owens, and Sarah Glover. 2013. The Strategic Data Project’s Strategic Performance Indicators. Education Finance and Policy 8 (3): 435-456. Publisher’s Version

Dee, Thomas, and Sarah Cohodes. 2008. Out-Of-Field Teachers and Student Achievement: Evidence from Matched-Pairs Comparisons. Public Finance Review 36 (1): 7-32. Publisher’s Version

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