University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Working Papers

The CLOSUP Working Paper Series is targeted toward academic audiences and informed policymakers and includes research papers that are complete and ready for public presentation. Any topic relevant to local, state, and/or urban policy issues is eligible for inclusion.

This Working Paper Series will be presented in a searchable database soon. Meanwhile, the first entries in the series are presented below.


Transformation of America’s Metropolitan Area Economies: Lessons from Four Decades
George A. Fulton, Donald R. Grimes, Yuanlei Zhu Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy and Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics


Feasibility and Implications of the Michigan 2012 Proposal 3 for a 25% State Renewable Portfolio Standard
Elisabeth Moyer, Sean Johnson, Lexie Goldberger, Joe Zhu, Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy, University of Chicago


Building Affordable Housing in Cities after Abandonment: The Case of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Developments in Detroit
Lan Deng, University of Michigan


Who Benefits from KIPP?
Joshua Angrist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan), Thomas Kane (Harvard University), Parag Pathak (MIT), and Christopher Walters (MIT)


Mandating Change: Assessing the Implementation of the Michigan Merit Curriculum
Steven Byrd and Kasia Langer, University of Michigan


The Risk of Unemployment among Disadvantaged and Advantaged Male Workers, 1968-2003
Benjamin Keys and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan


Changing Poverty and Changing Antipoverty Policies
Maria Cancian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan


The Supplemental Security Income Program and Material Hardship after the 1996 Welfare Reform
Lucie Schmidt, Williams College, and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan


Labor Market Outcomes and the Transition to Adulthood
Sheldon H. Danziger and David Ratner, University of Michigan


Prospects for Expanding Regional Planning Efforts
Elisabeth R. Gerber, Carolyn G. Loh


Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism.
Brian Jacob


The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement.
Thomas S. Dee, Brian Jacob


The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence from Public Schooling
Brian Jacob


Do Principals Fire the Worst Teachers?
Brian Jacob


Has Competition Led to Healthier Neighborhood Effects? A Study of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects Built by Three Sectors
Lan Deng


Do High School Exit Exams Influence Educational Attainment or Labor Market Performance?
Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee


Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement: An Investigation of Differential Performance on NAEP and State Assessments
Brian Jacob


Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence from Randomized Lotteries
Brian Jacob, Julie Cullen


The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Gains
Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren, David Sims


The Effects of Housing Assistance on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Voucher Lottery
Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig


Improving Educational Outcomes for Poor Children
Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig


The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion
Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren


Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?
Brian Jacob, Thomas J. Kane, Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger


Disposition of Publicly Owned Land in Cities: Learning from Cleveland and Detroit
Margaret Dewar


The Pursuit of Responsible Development: Addressing Anticipated Benefits and Unwanted Burdens through Community Benefit Agreements
Larissa Larsen


Assessing Changes in Neighborhoods Hosting the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects
Lan Deng


Incomplete Environmental Regulation, Imperfect Competition, and Emissions Leakage
Meredith Fowlie


The Unequal Geographic Burden of Federal Taxation
David Albouy


Are Big Cities Really Bad Places to Live? Improving Quality-of-Life Estimates across Cities
David Albouy


What Helps or Hinders Nonprofit Developers in Reusing Vacant, Abandoned, and Contaminated Property? Findings from Detroit and Cleveland
Margaret Dewar


Emissions Trading, Electricity Industry Restructuring, and Investment in Pollution Abatement
Meredith Fowlie


The Effects on Cities of "Best Practice" in Tax Foreclosure: Evidence from Detroit and Flint
Margaret Dewar


The Effect of Gun Shows on Gun-Related Deaths: Evidence from California and Texas
Brian Jacob, Mark Duggan, and Randi Hjalmarsson

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