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EPI Policy briefs

The Power of Teacher Selection to Improve Education

March 1, 2016
Brian Jacob
This brief describes the findings from a study of the teacher selection system used by the District of Columbia Public Schools, which concludes that smart hiring can be less costly and more effective in raising teacher quality than many popular...
EPI Working papers

New Evidence on Teacher Labor Supply

February 1, 2011
Brian Jacob, Mimi Engel
Recent evidence on the large variance in teacher effectiveness has spurred renewed interest in teacher labor market policies. A substantial body of prior research documents that more highly qualified teachers tend to work in more advantaged schools,...