Scott Andrew Imberman

Associate Professor

of Economics and Education Policy

Ph.D. (Economics), University of Maryland, 2007

Marshall-Adams Hall

486 W Circle Dr Rm 100

East Lansing, MI 48824


              Curriculum Vita




























Peer Reviewed Publications


“Achievement Effects of Individual Performance Incentives in a Teacher Merit Pay Tournament.”  (link)  with Michael Lovenheim and Maggie Brehm

   Labour Economics, forthcoming 2017.


“Capitalization of Charter Schools into Residential Housing Prices” with Maggie Brehm and Michael Naretta.

   Education Finance and Policy, 12(1), 2017. (link; appendix)


Do Administrators Respond to Their Accountability Ratings? The Response of School Budgets to Accountability Grades.” with Steven Craig and Adam Perdue.

   Economics of Education Review, 49, 2015. (link)


"Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices after Public Release of Teacher Value-Added“ with Michael Lovenheim

   Journal of Urban Economics, 91. 2016. (link)


“Incentive Strength and Teacher Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System” with Michael Lovenheim

    Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(2), 2015. (link)


“The Effect of Providing Breakfast on Achievement and Attendance: Evidence from an In-Class Breakfast Program” with Adriana Kugler

    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(3), 2014. (link)


"Is Gifted Education a Bright Idea? Assessing the Impacts of Gifted and Talented Programs.” with Sa Bui and Steven Craig

    American Economic Journal - Economic Policy, 6(3), 2014. (link; appendix).


"Impact of Bilingual Education Programs on Limited English Proficient Students and Their Peers: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Texas" with Aimee Chin and N. Meltem Daysal

    Journal of Public Economics, 107, 2013. (link)


"Does it Pay to Get an A? School Resource Allocations in Response to Accountability Ratings"  with Steven Craig and Adam Perdue

    Journal of Urban Economics, 73(1), 2013. (link; appendix)


"Katrina's Children: Evidence on the Structure of Peer Effects from Hurricane Evacuees"  with Adriana Kugler and Bruce Sacerdote

    American Economic Review, 102(5), 2012.  (link; appendix).


"Dressed for Success? The Effect of School Uniforms on Student Achievement and Behavior" with Elisabetta Gentile

    Journal of Urban Economics, 71(1), 2012(link; appendix).


 "The Effect of Charter Schools on Achievement and Behavior of Public School Students" 

    Journal of Public Economics, 95(7-8), 2011(link; appendix)


"Achievement and Behavior in Charter Schools: Drawing a More Complete Picture"

    Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(2), 2011. (link; appendix).



Other Writings


“How Effective are Financial Incentives for Teachers?”

   IZA World of Labor, 2015. (link)


“Student Incentives”

    Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Picus, eds. Sage Publications, 2014.


“Econometric Methods for Research in Education”

     Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Picus, eds. Sage Publications, 2014.


"Poor Results for High Achievers: Hard Evidence on the Impact of Gifted and Talented Programs" with Sa Bui and Steven Craig.

    Education Next, 12(1), 2012 (link)


"Why are the DI Rolls Skyrocketing?" with Mark Duggan

    Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly, David Cutler and David Wise eds, University of Chicago Press, 2008. (link)