Martin R. West

Harvard Graduate School of Education
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NBER Program Affiliations: ED
NBER Affiliation: Faculty Research Fellow
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2016How Information Affects Support for Education Spending: Evidence from Survey Experiments in Germany and the United States
with Ludger Woessmann, Philipp Lergetporer, Katharina Werner: w22808

Published: Lergetporer, Philipp & Schwerdt, Guido & Werner, Katharina & West, Martin R. & Woessmann, Ludger, 2018. "How information affects support for education spending: Evidence from survey experiments in Germany and the United States," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 167(C), pages 138-157. citation courtesy of

August 2015The Effects of Test-based Retention on Student Outcomes over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida
with Guido Schwerdt, Marcus A. Winters: w21509

Published: Guido Schwerdt & Martin R. West & Marcus A. Winters, 2017. "The effects of test-based retention on student outcomes over time: Regression discontinuity evidence from Florida," Journal of Public Economics, vol 152, pages 154-169. citation courtesy of

July 2015Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recession at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness
with Markus Nagler, Marc Piopiunik: w21393

Published: Markus Nagler & Marc Piopiunik & Martin R. West, 2020. "Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recession at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness," Journal of Labor Economics, vol 38(2), pages 453-500.

December 2013Endogenous Stratification in Randomized Experiments
with Alberto Abadie, Matthew M. Chingos: w19742

Published: Alberto Abadie & Matthew M. Chingos & Martin R. West, 2018. "Endogenous Stratification in Randomized Experiments," The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 100(4), pages 567-580. citation courtesy of

December 2011Does Practice-Based Teacher Preparation Increase Student Achievement? Early Evidence from the Boston Teacher Residency
with John P. Papay, Jon B. Fullerton, Thomas J. Kane: w17646

Published: John P. Papay, Martin R. West, Jon B. Fullerton, Thomas J. Kane (2012) “Does an Urban Teacher Residency Increase Student Achievement? Early Evidence From Boston” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Vol. 34, No. 4: pp. 413-434.

May 2008The Non-Cognitive Returns to Class Size
with Thomas Dee: w13994

Published: “The Non - cognitive Returns to Class Size,” with Martin West, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 33(1), March 2011, 23 - 46

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