Cory Koedel
Publications and Working Papers


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Refereed Publications

Li, Diyi and Cory Koedel (2017). Representation and Salary Gaps by Race/Ethnicity and Gender at Selective Public Universities. Educational Researcher 46(7), 343-354. (working paper version) (de-identified data)

Kim, Dongwoo, Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky (2017). Labor Market Frictions and Production Efficiency in Public Schools. Economics of Education Review 60, 54-67. (working paper version).

Koedel, Cory, Jiaxi Li, Matthew G. Springer and Li Tan (2017). The Impact of Performance Ratings on Job Satisfaction for Public School Teachers. American Educational Research Journal 54(2): 241-278. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, and P. Brett Xiang (2017). Pension Enhancements and the Retention of Public Employees. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 70(2): 519-551. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, Diyi Li, Morgan S. Polikoff, Tenice Hardaway and Stephani L. Wrabel (2017). Mathematics Curriculum Effects on Student Achievement in California. AERA Open 3(1): 1-22. (published article)

Backes, Ben, Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout, Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, Michael Podgursky, P. Brett Xiang and Zeyu Xu (2016). Benefit or Burden? On the Intergenerational Inequity of Teacher Pension Plans. Educational Researcher 45(6): 367-377. (working paper version)
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Darolia, Rajeev, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson and Francisco Perez-Arce (2016). Race and Gender Effects on Employer Interest in Job Applicants: New Evidence from a Resume Field Experiment. Applied Economics Letters 23(12): 853-856. (working paper version)

Ehlert, Mark, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons and Michael Podgursky (2016). Selecting Growth Measures for Use in School Evaluation Systems: Should Proportionality Matter? Educational Policy 30(3): 465-500. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, and Jiaxi Li (2016). The Efficiency Implications of Using Proportional Evaluations to Shape the Teaching Workforce. Contemporary Economic Policy 34(1): 47-62. (working paper version)

Darolia, Rajeev, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson and Francisco Perez-Arce (2015). Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 34(4): 881-903. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, Eric Parsons, Michael Podgursky and Mark Ehlert (2015). Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Quality: Are There Real Differences Across Programs? Education Finance and Policy 10(4): 508-534. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, Kata Mihaly, and Jonah E. Rockoff (2015). Value-Added Modeling: A Review. Economics of Education Review 47: 180-195. (working paper version)

Hughes, Andrew, Cory Koedel and Joshua A. Price (2015). Positional WAR in the National Football League. Journal of Sports Economics 16(6): 597-613. (working paper version)

Parsons, Eric, Cory Koedel, Michael Podgursky, Mark Ehlert and P. Brett Xiang (2015). Incorporating End-of-Course Exam Timing into Educational Performance Evaluations. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 8(1): 130-147. (working paper version)

Balch, Ryan and Cory Koedel (2014). Anticipating and Incorporating Stakeholder Feedback When Developing Value-Added Models. Education Policy Analysis Archives 22(97). (published paper)

Arcidiacono, Peter and Cory Koedel (2014). Race and College Success: Evidence from Missouri. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6(3): 20-57. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky (2014). Who Benefits from Pension Enhancements? Education Finance and Policy 9(2): 165-192. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory (2014). Higher Education Structure and Education Outcomes: Evidence from the United States. Education Economics 22(3): 237-256. (published version)

Ehlert, Mark, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons and Michael Podgursky (2013).The Sensitivity of Value-Added Estimates to Specification Adjustments: Evidence from School- and Teacher-Level Models in Missouri. Statistics and Public Policy 1(1): 19-27. (published paper)

Koedel, Cory, Michael Podgursky and Shishan Shi (2013). Teacher Pension Systems, the Composition of the Teaching Workforce, and Teacher Quality. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(3): 574-596. (working paper version)

Bhatt, Rachana, Cory Koedel and Douglas Lehmann (2013). Is Curriculum Quality Uniform? Evidence from Florida. Economics of Education Review 34: 107-121. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, Rebecca Leatherman and Eric Parsons (2012). Test Measurement Error and Inference from Value-Added Models. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 12(1). (Topics) (working paper version)

Bhatt, Rachana and Cory Koedel (2012). Large-Scale Evaluations of Curricular Effectiveness: The Case of Elementary Mathematics in Indiana. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 34(4): 391-412. (working paper version) (online appendix)

Koedel, Cory and Teerachat Techapaisarnjaroenkit (2012). The Relative Performance of Head Start. Eastern Economic Journal 38(2): 251-275. (working paper version)
(This paper was awarded the Eckstein prize for the best article published in the Eastern Economic Journal in 2011 and 2012.)

Koedel, Cory and Eric Tyhurst (2012). Math Skills and Labor-Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Resume-Based Field Experiment. Economics of Education Review 31(1): 131-140. (working paper version).
(note: example resumes from this study are available upon request)

Koedel, Cory (2011). Grading Standards in Education Departments at Universities. Education Policy Analysis Archives 19(23). (published paper)

Koedel, Cory and Julian R. Betts (2011). Does Student Sorting Invalidate Value-Added Models of Teacher Effectiveness? An Extended Analysis of the Rothstein Critique. Education Finance and Policy 6(1): 18-42. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory and Julian R. Betts (2010). Value-Added to What? How a Ceiling in the Testing Instrument Influences Value-Added Estimation. Education Finance and Policy 5(1): 54-81. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory (2009). An Empirical Analysis of Teacher Spillover Effects in Secondary School. Economics of Education Review 28(6): 682-692. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory, Julian R. Betts, Lorien Rice and Andrew Zau (2009). The Integrating and Segregating Effects of School Choice. Peabody Journal of Education 84(2): 110-129. (working paper version)

Koedel, Cory (2008). Teacher Quality and Dropout Outcomes in a Large, Urban School District. Journal of Urban Economics 64(3): 560-572. (working paper version)


Other Publications

Cellini, Stephanie Riegg and Cory Koedel (2017). The Case for Limiting Federal Student Aid to For-Profit Colleges. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Point/Counterpoint) 36(4): 934-942.

Cellini, Stephanie Riegg and Cory Koedel (2017). Response to Gilpin and Stoddard. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Point/Counterpoint) 36(4): 950-53.

Cellini, Stephanie Riegg and Cory Koedel (2017). For-Profit College Policy at the Crossroads. Urban Institute Memos to Congress and the New Administration. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. (link)

Koedel, Cory (2017). Explaining Black-White Differences in College Outcomes at Missouri Public Universities. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review 99(1), 77-83. (link)

Koedel, Cory and Morgan Polikoff (2017). Big Bang For Just A Few Bucks: The Impact of Math Textbooks in California. Evidence Speaks Reports Vol. 2, No 5. Washington DC: Brookings. (link)

Kim, Dongwoo and Cory Koedel (2016). Teacher Pensions and Education Policy. Teachers College Record (11.02.16). (link)

Koedel, Cory and Michael Podgursky (2016). Teacher Pensions. In Handbook of the Economics of Education (eds. Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann) Volume 5: 281-304. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Ehlert, Mark, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons and Michael Podgursky (2015). A Research-Based Response to Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance on Growth Models. In Value Added Modeling and Growth Modeling with Particular Application to Teacher and School Effectiveness (eds. Hong Jiao and Robert W. Lissitz). Charlotte: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Koedel, Cory and Eric Parsons (2014). Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs Using the Performance of their Graduates. Teachers College Record (11.04.14). (link)

Podgursky, Michael and Cory Koedel (2014). Teacher Compensation. In Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance (eds. Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Picus). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Podgursky, Michael and Cory Koedel (2014). Teacher Pensions. In Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance (eds. Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Picus). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Ehlert, Mark, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons and Michael Podgursky (2014). Choosing the Right Growth Measure: Methods Should Compare Similar Schools and Teachers. Education Next 14(2): 66-71. (link)

Koedel, Cory, Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky (2014). Will Structural Flaws in Public Pension Plans Serve as an Impetus for Centralization? In The Global Debt Crisis: Haunting U.S. and European Federalism (eds. Paul E. Peterson and Daniel Nadler). Washington, DC: Brookings.

Koedel, Cory, Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky (2013). The School Administrator Payoff from Teacher Pensions. Education Next 13(4): 8-13. (link)

Koedel, Cory (2011). Education School Grades and Selection into Teaching. Teachers College Record (08.24.2011). (link)

Koedel, Cory (2011). Grade Inflation for Education Majors and Low Standards for Teachers: When Everyone Makes the Grade. Education Outlook No. 7 (August). American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. (link)

Betts, Julian R., Andrew C. Zau and Cory Koedel (2010). Lessons in Reading Reform: Finding What Works. San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California. (policy report)

Koedel, Cory and Julian R. Betts (2008). Test-Score Ceiling Effects and Value-Added Measures of School Quality. JSM Proceedings, Social Statistics Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Julian R. Betts, Lorien Rice, Andrew Zau, Y. Emily Tang, and Cory R. Koedel (2006). Does School Choice Work? Effects on Student Integration and Achievement, San Francisco, Public Policy Institute of California.


Working Papers

Parsons, Eric, Cory Koedel and Li Tan. Accounting for Student Disadvantage in Value-Added Models. Working Paper. under review

Kim, Dongwoo, Cory Koedel and P. Brett Xiang. The Trade-off Between Pension Costs and Salary Expenditures in the Public Sector. Working Paper. under review

Tan, Li and Cory Koedel. New Estimates of the Redistributive Effects of Social Security. Working Paper. under review

Cullen, Julie Berry, Cory Koedel and Eric Parsons. The Compositional Effect of Rigorous Teacher Evaluation on Workforce Quality. Working Paper. under review

Darolia, Rajeev and Cory Koedel. How High Schools Explain Students' Initial Colleges and Majors. Working Paper. under review

Kim, Dongwoo, Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, Michael Podgursky and Weiwei Wu. Pensions and Late Career Teacher Retention. Working Paper. under review

Backes, Ben, James Cowan, Dan Goldhaber, Cory Koedel, Luke Miller and Zeyu Xu. The Common Core Conundrum: To What Extent Should We Worry that Changes to Assessments and Standards Will Affect Test-Based Measures of Teacher Performance. Working Paper. under review

Koedel, Cory, Jiaxi Li, Matthew G. Springer and Li Tan. Teacher Performance Ratings and Professional Improvement Effort. Working Paper. under review

Koedel, Cory, Jason A. Grissom, Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky. Pension-Induced Rigidities in the Labor Market for School Leaders. Working Paper.

Koedel, Cory and Teerachat Techapaisarnjaroenkit. Systematic Differences in How Mothers Assess Children and Implications for Developmental Research. Working Paper.

Koedel, Cory, Julian R. Betts, Lorien A. Rice and Andrew C. Zau. The Social Cost of Open Enrollment as a School Choice Policy. Working Paper.

Koedel, Cory and Julian R. Betts. Re-Examining the Role of Teacher Quality in the Educational Production Function. University of Missouri Department of Economics Working Paper No. 07-08.