This paper uses data from New York City to estimate how the characteristics of school principals relate to school performance, as measured by...
Jonah E. Rockoff is Associate Professor of Finance and Economics with Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He is a research collaborator with CALDER and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Dr. Rockoff's research interests center on local public finance and the economics of education. He has done research on the determinants of property taxation and expenditure in local public school districts, the relation between crime risk and local property values, the impact of teachers and teacher certification on student achievement, and measuring the educational quality of charter schools. His current work focuses on identifying pre-employment indicators of effective teachers, and how teacher induction programs and mentoring can improve outcomes for new teachers. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.
The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and Its Implications for Student Achievement in High Poverty Schools
This paper explores how the distribution of teacher qualifications and student achievement in New York City have changed from 2000 through 2005...