Kevin m. stange


  • Current Projects (email to see if paper is available)


  • Why Does College Cost So Much? Cost Drivers in Higher Education (with Steven Hemelt, Fernando Furquim, Andrew Simon)

  • Variation and Effects of Undergraduate Class Size (with Mark Umbricht)

  • A Major Decision? The Consequences of College Course Taking (with Rodney Andrews, Scott Imberman, Mike Lovenheim)

  • You're Going to Miss Me When I'm Gone: Assessing the Bias from Only Using In-State Earnings (with Andrew Foote)

  • The Supply-Side Effects of Price Regulation in Higher Education: Evidence from Tuition Deregulation in Texas (with Rodney Andrews)

  • Socioeconomic Disparities in School Resources: New Evidence from Within-Districts (with Erin Lane and Robert Linden)

  • Do Colleges Respond to Changes in Skill Demand? (with Steve Hemelt)

  • Working Papers

    Labor Supply Effects of Occupational Regulation: Evidence from the Nurse Licensure Compact (with Christina DePasquale)(available as NBER Working Paper 22344)
  • ( June 2016 NBER WP version)

  • Price Deregulation and Equality of Opportunity in Higher Education: Evidence from Tuition Deregulation in Texas (with Rodney Andrews) (available as NBER Working Paper 22901)
  • ( December 2016 NBER WP version)

  • Edited Volumes

    Productivity in Higher Education (with Caroline Hoxby)
  • Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
  • (Pre-publication version)


  • Publications

    Measuring Instructor Effectiveness in Higher Education (with Pieter De Vlieger and Brian Jacob) (available as NBER Working Paper 22998)
  • in C. Hoxby and K. Stange eds., Productivity in Higher Education, forthcoming, Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press
  • (December 2016 NBER WP version)

  • Vocational and Career Tech Education in American High Schools: The Value of Depth Over Breadth (with Daniel Kreisman)
  • Education Finance and Policy, forthcoming.
  • (July 2016 version)

  • Investing in Schools: Capital Spending, Facility Conditions, and Student Achievement (with Paco Martorell and Isaac McFarlin)
  • Journal of Public Economics, 140 (August 2016): 13-29.
  • (published version)(also available as NBER Working Paper 21515)

  • Pricing and University Autonomy: The Case of Tuition Deregulation in Texas (with Jeongeun Kim)
  • RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(1):112-146
  • (published version)

  • College as Country Club: Do Colleges Cater to Students Preferences for Consumption? (with Brian Jacob and Brian McCall)
  • Journal of Labor Economics, 36(2)(April 2018)
  • (pre-publication version) (also available as NBER Working Paper 18745)

  • Marginal Pricing and Student Investment in Higher Education (with Steve Hemelt)
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(2):441-471
  • (published version) (also available as NBER Working Paper 20779)

  • A New Measure of College Quality to Study the Effects of College Sector and Peers on Degree Attainment (with Jonathan Smith)
  • Education Finance and Policy, Fall 2016, 11(4): 369403
  • (pre-publication version) (also available as NBER Working Paper 20779)

  • Differential Pricing in Undergraduate Education: Effects on Degree Production by Field
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, January 2015
  • (published version) (also available as NBER Working Paper No. 19183.)

  • How Does Provider Supply and Regulation Influence Health Care Markets? Evidence from Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
  • Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 33 (2014): 1-27.
  • (published version)

  • An Empirical Examination of the Option Value of College Enrollment
  • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 4 (1) (January 2012)
  • (published version, web appendix)

  • Ability Sorting and the Importance of College Quality to Student Achievement: Evidence from Community Colleges
  • Education Finance and Policy, Vol. 7 (1) (Winter 2012)
  • (published version)

  • A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship Between Fertility Timing and Schooling
  • Demography, Vol. 48 (3): 931-956. (2011)
  • (published version)

  • Does Inconvenience Explain Low Take-up? Evidence from Unemployment Insurance (joint with Avi Ebenstein)
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol 29, No. 1, 111-136 (2010)
  • (published version)



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