Jonah Rockoff

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Rules vs. Discretion: Manipulation of NYS Regents Exams

August 1, 2011
Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee, Jonah Rockoff , Justin McCrary
The challenge of designing effective performance measurement and incentives is a general one in economic settings where behavior and outcomes are not easily observable. These issues are particularly prominent in education where, over the last two...
EPI Working papers

Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?

November 1, 2008
Brian Jacob, Jonah Rockoff, Thomas Kane, Douglas Staiger
Research on the relationship between teachers' characteristics and teacher effectiveness has been underway for over a century, yet little progress has been made in linking teacher quality with factors observable at the time of hire. However, most...