Jonah Rockoff

Associate Professor

Finance and Economics

B.A., Amherst College, 1997; Ph.D., Harvard, 2004.

Joined CBS in 2004

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Jonah Rockoff

Office
603 Uris

Phone
212-854-9799

E-mail
jr2331@columbia.edu

Fax
212-316-9219

Teaching and research interest

Jonah E. Rockoff is an Associate Professor of Business at the Columbia Graduate School of Business and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Rockoff's interests center on the finance and management of public schools. His most recent research focuses on systems for hiring new teachers, the effects of No Child Left Behind on students and schools, the impact of removing school desegregation orders, and how primary school teachers affect students' outcomes in early adulthood. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.

Journal articles

Information and Employee Evaluation: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Public Schools In American Economic Review (2012)
Author(s): Thomas Kane, Jonah Rockoff, Douglas Staiger, Eric Taylor

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Worker Absence and Productivity: Evidence from Teaching In Journal of Labor Economics (2012)
Author(s): Mariesa Herrmann, Jonah Rockoff

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Does Menstruation Explain Gender Gaps in Work Absenteeism? In Journal of Human Resources (2012)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Mariesa Herrmann

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Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One? In Education Finance and Policy (2011)
Author(s): Brian Jacob, Thomas Kane, Jonah Rockoff, Douglas Staiger

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Stuck in the Middle: Impacts of Grade Configuration in Public Schools In Journal of Public Economics (2010)
Author(s): Benjamin Lockwood, Jonah Rockoff

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Subjective and Objective Evaluations of Teacher Effectiveness: Evidence from New York City In Labour Economics (2010)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Cecilia Speroni

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Local Response to Fiscal Incentives in Heterogeneous Communities In Journal of Urban Economics (2010)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff

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Searching for Effective Teachers with Imperfect Information In Journal of Economic Perspectives (2010)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Douglas Staiger

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Short Run Impacts of Accountability on School Quality In American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2010)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Lesley Turner

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Subjective and Objective Evaluations of Teacher Effectiveness In American Economic Review (2010)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Cecilia Speroni

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Field Experiments in Class Size from the Early Twentieth Century In Journal of Economic Perspectives (2009)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff

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Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values from Megan's Laws In American Economic Review (2008)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Leigh Linden

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The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and Its Implications for Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools In Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2008)
Author(s): Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Jonah Rockoff, James Wyckoff

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What Does Certification Tell Us About Teacher Effectiveness? Evidence from New York City In Economics of Education Review (2008)
Author(s): Thomas Kane, Jonah Rockoff, Douglas Staiger

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The Impact of Individual Teachers on Student Achievement: Evidence from Panel Data In American Economic Review (2004)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff

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CaseWorks

Relevant Costs for Making Production Decisions: Was General Motors Making the Correct Choice in Producing High Volumes of Autos?: Spring 2012
Author(s): Trevor Harris, Jonah Rockoff, Nachum Sicherman, Catherine Thomas

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Walt Disney's Sale of ABC Radio: Structuring a Tax-Efficient Divestiture: Fall 2008
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff, Ira Weiss

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Working Papers

Measuring the Impacts of the Teachers I: Evaluating Bias in Teacher Value-Added Estimates (2014)
Author(s): Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Jonah Rockoff

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Measuring the Impacts of the Teachers II: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood (2014)
Author(s): Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Jonah Rockoff

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Do Menstrual Problems Explain Gender Gaps in Absenteeism and Earnings? Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey Working Paper (2013)
Author(s): Mariesa Herrmann, Jonah Rockoff

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Fifty Ways to Leave a Child Behind: Idiosyncrasies and Discrepancies in States' Implementation of NCLA NBER Working Paper No. 18988 (2013)
Author(s): Elizabeth Davidson, Randall Reback, Jonah Rockoff, Heather Schwartz

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School Segregation, Educational Attainment and Crime: Evidence from the End of Busing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Working Paper 18487 (2012)
Author(s): Stephen Billings, David Deming, Jonah Rockoff

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The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood Working Paper 17699 (2011)
Author(s): Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Jonah Rockoff

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Rules and Discretion in the Evaluation of Students and Schools: The Case of the New York Regents Examinations Working paper (2011)
Author(s): Thomas Dee, Brian Jacob, Justin McCary, Jonah Rockoff

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Under Pressure: Job Security, Resource Allocation, and Productivity in Schools Under NCLB Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Randall Reback, Jonah Rockoff, Heather Schwartz

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School Principals and School Performance CALDER Working Paper No. 38 (2009)
Author(s): Damon Clark, Francisco Martorell, Jonah Rockoff

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Biological Gender Differences, Absenteeism, and the Earnings Gap: Comment Working Paper (2009)
Author(s): Mariesa Herrmann, Jonah Rockoff

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Does Mentoring Reduce Turnover and Improve Skills of New Employees? Evidence from Teachers in New York City Working Paper (2008)
Author(s): Jonah Rockoff

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Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior? Working Paper (2008)
Author(s): J. J. Prescott, Jonah Rockoff

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Forthcoming Articles

Teacher Effects and Teacher-Related Policies In Annual Review of Economics (2014)
Author(s): C. Kirabo Jackson, Jonah Rockoff, Douglas Staiger

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