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Dee, Thomas S.

Thomas Dee
Thomas Dee
Academic Title 
Other Titles 

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Contact Information
(650) 723-6847
(650) 723-9931
CE 514
Program Affiliations 
SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
Research Interests 
Applied Econometrics
Economics of Education
Policy Analysis and Implementation
School and District Reform
School Finance
State and Federal Education Policy

EDUC 255B Causal Inference in Quantitative Educational and Social Science Research

EDUC 339 Quantitative Policy Analysis (Workshop)

"The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health,” with Hans Henrik Sievertsen, NBER Working Paper No. 21610, October 2015.

Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT,” with James Wyckoff, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 34 (2), Spring 2015, 267–297.

“Social Identity and Achievement Gaps: Evidence from an Affirmation Intervention,” Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, forthcoming.

“Stereotype Threat and the Student-Athlete,” Economic Inquiry 52(1), January 2014, 173-182.

“Do Parental Involvement Laws Deter Risky Teen Sex?” with Silvie Colman and Ted Joyce, Journal of Health Economics 32(5), September 2013, 873-880.

“When a Nudge isn’t Enough: Defaults and Saving among Low-Income Tax Filers,” with Erin Bronchetti, David Huffman, and Ellen Magenheim, National Tax Journal 66(3), September 2013, 609-634.

“The Effects of NCLB on School Resources and Practices,” with Brian Jacob and Nathaniel Schwartz Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 35(2), June 2013, pp. 252 - 288.

“Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism,” with Brian Jacob, Journal of Human Resources 47(2), Spring 2012: 397-434. 

“Conditional Cash Penalties in Education: Evidence from the Learnfare Experiment,” Economics of Education Review 30(5), October 2011, 924-937.

“The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Student Achievement,” with Brian Jacob, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 30(3), Summer 2011, 418-446.

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