Derek Neal

Department of Economics
University of Chicago
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: 773/702-8166
Fax: 773-702-8490

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NBER Program Affiliations: CH , ED , LS
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: University of Chicago and The Committee on Education

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2018Educator Incentives and Educational Triage in Rural Primary Schools
with Daniel O. Gilligan, Naureen Karachiwalla, Ibrahim Kasirye, Adrienne M. Lucas: w24911
September 2017Allocating Effort and Talent in Professional Labor Markets
with Gadi Barlevy: w23824

Published: Gadi Barlevy & Derek Neal, 2019. "Allocating Effort and Talent in Professional Labor Markets," Journal of Labor Economics, vol 37(1), pages 187-246.

July 2014The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch
with Armin Rick: w20283
July 2013The Consequences of Using One Assessment System To Pursue Two Objectives

Published: CONTENT ARTICLES IN ECONOMICS The Consequences of Using one Assessment System to Pursue two Objectives Preview Full text HTML PDF Access options DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2013.825112 Derek Nealab pages 339-352 The Journal of Economic Education Volume 44, Issue 4, 2013

July 2011Pay for Percentile
with Gadi Barlevy: w17194

Published: Gadi Barlevy & Derek Neal, 2012. "Pay for Percentile," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(5), pages 1805-31, August. citation courtesy of

January 2011The Design of Performance Pay in Education

Published: "The Design of Performance Pay in Education," Handbook of Economics of Education. Volume 4. 2011

August 2007Left Behind By Design: Proficiency Counts and Test-Based Accountability
with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach: w13293

Published: Derek Neal & Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, 2010. "Left Behind by Design: Proficiency Counts and Test-Based Accountability," Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 92(2), pages 263-283.

January 2005Why Has Black-White Skill Convergence Stopped?

Published: “Why Has Black-White Skill Convergence Stopped?” Handbook of Economics of Education, edited by Eric Hanushek and Finis Welch, Elsiver. 2006

August 2002The Measured Black-White Wage Gap Among Women is Too Small

Published: Neal, Derek. "The Measured Black-White Wage Gap Among Women Is Too Small," Journal of Political Economy, 2004, v112(2,Part2), S1-S28. citation courtesy of

October 2001The Economics of Family Structure
July 1998The Complexity of Job Mobility Among Young Men

Published: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 17, no. 2 (April 1999): 237-261 citation courtesy of

January 1998Theories of the Distribution of Labor Earnings
with Sherwin Rosen: w6378

Published: (Published as "The Theory of Earnings Distributions") Handbook of Income Distribution, Atkinson, A. and F. Bourgignon, eds., North Holland, 2000.

November 1995The Effect of Catholic Secondary Schooling on Educational Attainment

Published: Journal of Labor Economics, vol.15, no.1, pp.98-123, January,1997.

May 1995The Role of Pre-Market Factors in Black-White Wage Differences
with William R. Johnson: w5124

Published: Journal of Political Economy, October, 1996, vol.104, no.5, pp.869-895. citation courtesy of

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