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Jeffrey Kling

 

Associate Director for Economic Analysis

Congressional Budget Office

 

http://www.nber.org/~kling

 

Curriculum Vitae

  Papers on public housing and high-poverty neighborhoods

Bullets Don't Got No Name: Consequences of Fear in the Ghetto. Subsequently revised and published in Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development:  Mixed Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life, edited by Thomas S. Weisner (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005), 243-281. With Jeffrey Liebman and Lawrence Katz.

The Early Impacts of Moving to Opportunity in Boston. Subsequently revised and published in Choosing a Better Life: Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Social Experiment, edited by John Goering and Judith Feins (Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press, 2003), 177-211. With Lawrence Katz and Jeffrey Liebman.

Effects of Neighborhood Characteristics on the Mortality of Black Male Youth: Evidence from Gautreaux. Subsequently revised and published in Social Science and Medicine, 68:5 (March 2009), 814823. With Mark Votruba.

Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects. Also available are Appendix Tables. Available as NBER Working Paper No. 11577. Subsequently revised and published in Econometrica, 75:1 (January 2007), 83-119. With Jeffrey Liebman and Lawrence Katz. This paper integrates three unpublished working papers: Beyond Treatment Effects: Estimating the Relationship between Neighborhood Poverty and Individual Outcomes in the MTO Experiment, with Jeffrey Liebman and Lawrence Katz; Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects on Youth, with Jeffrey Liebman; Moving To Opportunity and Tranquility: Neighborhood Effects on Adult Economic Self-sufficiency and Health from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment, with Jeffrey Liebman, Lawrence Katz, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu (with Appendix Tables).

Is Crime Contagious? Also available as NBER Working Paper No 12409. Subsequently revised and published in the Journal of Law and Economics, 50:3 (August 2007), 491-518. With Jens Ludwig.

Moving At-Risk Teenagers Out of High-Risk Neighborhoods: Why Girls Fare Better Than Boys. Princeton IRS Working Paper 509, March 2006. With Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Kathryn Edin and Greg J. Duncan.

Moving To Opportunity In Boston: Early Results of a Randomized Mobility Experiment.  Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 7973. Subsequently revised and published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics 116:2 (May 2001), 607-654. With Lawrence Katz and Jeffrey Liebman.

Moving To Opportunity: Interim Impacts Evaluation.  Washington D.C.U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2003. With Larry Orr, Judith Feins, Robin Jacob, Erik Beecroft, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Lawrence Katz, and Jeffrey Liebman. 

Neighborhoods and Academic Achievement: Results from the MTO Experiment. Also available are Web Appendix Tables. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 11909. Subsequently revised and published in the Journal of Human Resources, 41:4 (Fall 2006), 649-691. With Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Greg Duncan.

Neighborhood Effects on Barriers to Employment: Results From a Randomized Housing Mobility Experiment in Baltimore. Subsequently revised and published in the Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2006, edited by Gary Burtless and Janet R. Pack (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2006), 137-187. With Kristin Turney, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Kathryn Edin and Greg J. Duncan.

Neighborhood Effects on Crime for Female and Male Youth: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 10777. Subsequently revised and published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics 120:1 (February 2005), 87-130. With Jens Ludwig and Lawrence Katz.

Synthesis of MTO Research on Self-Sufficiency, Safety and Health, and Behavior and Delinquency. Poverty Research News 5:1 (Jan-Feb 2001), 3-6. With Alessandra Del Conte.

Urban Poverty and Educational Outcomes: Comments. Subsequently revised and published in Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2001, edited by William G. Gale and Janet R. Pack (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2006), 189-192.

Additional information on MTO research is here.
 

  Papers on criminal offenders

Costs, Benefits and Distributional Consequences of Inmate Labor. Subsequently revised and published in the Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meetings (New Orleans, January 4-7 2001), Madison, WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 349-358. With Alan Krueger

Incarceration Length, Employment and Earnings. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 12003. Subsequently revised and published in the American Economic Review, 96:3 (June 2006), 863-876.

The Labor Market Consequences of Incarceration. Subsequently revised and published in Crime and Delinquency 47:3 (July 2001), 410-427. With Bruce Western and David Weiman. 

Measuring Interjudge Disparity in Sentencing: Before and After the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Subsequently revised and published in the Journal of Law and Economics, 42:1 (April 1999), 271-307. With James Anderson and Kate Stith.

Prison-based Education and Reentry Into the Mainstream Labor Market. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 12114. Subsequently revised and published in Barriers to Reentry? The Labor Market for Released Prisoners in Post-Industrial America, edited by Shawn Bushway, Michael Stoll, and David Weiman (New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2007), 227-256. With John Tyler.

 

    Other papers

Behavioral Economics and Tax Policy. Subsequently revised and forthcoming in the National Tax Journal. With William J. Congdon and Sendhil Mullainathan.

Framing, Reference Points, and Preferences for Life Annuities. Unpublished manuscript, Harvard University, July 2009. With Jeffrey R. Brown, Sendhil Mullainathan, Garth R. Wiens, and Marian V. Wrobel.

Fundamentally Restructuring Unemployment Insurance: Wage-loss Insurance and Temporary Earnings Replacement Accounts. Subsequently revised and published in The Path to Prosperity: Hamilton Project Ideas on Income Security, Education, and Taxes. Edited by Jason Furman and Jason E. Bordoff. (Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 2008), 29-62.

High performance work systems and firm performance. Monthly Labor Review, 118:5 (May 1995), 29-36.

Interpreting Instrumental Variables Estimates of the Returns to Schooling. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 7989. Subsequently revised and published in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 19:3 (July 2001), 358-364.

Methodological Frontiers of Public Finance Field Experiments. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 12931. Subsequently revised and published in the National Tax Journal, 60:1 (March 2007), 109-127.

Misperception in Choosing Medicare Drug Plans. Unpublished manuscript, Harvard University. With Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, Lee Vermeulen, and Marian V. Wrobel.

Why Don't People Insure Late Life Consumption? A Framing Explanation of the Under-Annuitization Puzzle. Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 13748. Subsequently revised and published in the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 98:2 (May 2008), 304-309. With Jeffrey R. Brown, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Marian V. Wrobel.


 

The views expressed in these works are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as those of the Congressional Budget Office.

 

This research is based in on work supported by the National Institute on Aging (P30-AG012810 and P01-AG005842-20S1), the National Institute of Child Health and Development and the National Institute of Mental Health (R01-HD40404, R01-HD40444, and R01-MH077026), the National Science Foundation (0527615, 0091854, 9876337, and 9513040), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mott Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Spencer Foundation, and the W.T. Grant Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of  the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.

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Kling, Jeffrey. Research by Jeffrey Kling.

Created October 8, 2000. Last modified July 13, 2009.

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