Papers under Review, Working Papers and Works in Progress:
- "School Competition and School Quality in the U.S." CESifo DICE Report - Journal of Institutional Comparisons 4, 2004.
- "Urban Sprawl," Journal of Economic Perspectives, with Randy Walsh, forthcoming.
- "Income and Peer Quality Sorting in Public and Private Schools," in Handbook of Economics of Education (Eric Hanushek and Finish Welch, editors), North Holland/Elsevier, forthcoming.
- "Fiscal Decentralization," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics: Volume 4 (Vernon Henderson and J. Thisse, editors), North Holland/Elsevier, with Dennis Epple, 2423-2480, 2004.
- "Prospects for Achieving Equity or Adequacy in Education: The Limits of State Aid in General Equilibrium," in Helping Children Left Behind (J. Yinger, ed.), MIT Press, 111-143, 2004.
- "Public School Finance and Urban School Policy: General vs Partial Equilibrium Analysis," Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, 139-70, 2003.
- "School Finance, Spatial Income Segregation and the Nature of Communities," Journal of Urban Economics 54(1), 61-88, July 2003.
- "What Can be (and What Has Been) Learned from General Equilibrium Simulation Models of School Finance," National Tax Journal LVI(2), 387-414, June 2003.
- "Centralization, Fiscal Federalism and Private School Attendance," International Economic Review 44(1), 179-204, February 2003.
- "Introducing School Choice into Multi-District Public School Systems," The Economics of School Choice (Caroline Hoxby, ed.), University of Chicago Press, 145-94, 2003.
- "Social Approval, Values and AFDC: A Re-Examination of the Illegitimacy Debate," Journal of Political Economy, 637-72, June 2001.
- "The Benefit View and the New View: Where do we stand 25 years into the debate?" in Property Taxation and Local Public Finance (Wallace Oates, ed.), Lincoln Institute Press: Cambridge, MA, 113-21, 2001.
- "How Does a Community's Demographic Composition Alter Its Fiscal Burdens?", in Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy (A. Auerbach and R. Lee, eds.), Cambridge University Press, 101-148, 2001 (with Thomas MaCurdy).
- "Mobility, Targeting and Private School Vouchers," American Economic Review 90(1), 130-46, March 2000.
[Reprinted in The Economics of Schooling and School Quality (Eric A. Hanushek, editor), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series (Mark Blaug, editor), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., forthcoming.]
- "School Finance Reform: Introducing the Choice Factor," in City Schools: Lessons from New York, John Hopkins University Press, 2000 (with Michael Heise).
- "School Finance Induced Migration Patterns: The Impact of Private
School Vouchers," Journal of Public Economic Theory 1(1), 5-50, 1999.
- "Replacing Capital Taxes with Land Taxes: Efficiency and
Distributional Implications with an Application to the US," in
Value Taxation: Can It and Will It Work Today?
(D. Netzer, ed.), Lincoln Institute: Cambridge, MA, 183-209, 1998.
- "Community Choice and Local Public Services: A Discrete Choice
Approach," Regional Science and Urban Economics 28(1), 51-74, 1998
(with Robert P. Strauss).
- "An Economic Framework for Assessing the Fiscal Impact of
Immigration," in The Immigration Debate: Studies on the Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration (James Smith and Barry Edmonston, eds.), National Academy Press, 1998 (with Thomas MaCurdy and Jay Battacharaya).
- "Public School Finance and Vouchers in a General Equilibrium
Tiebout World," Proceedings of the 90th Annual Conference of the
National Tax Association, 119-25, 1998.
- "Local Property and State Income Taxes: The Role of
Interjurisdictional Competition and Collusion," Journal of Political
Economy 105(2), 351-84, 1997.
- "Existence of Equilibrium and Stratification in Local and
Hierarchical Public Good Economies with Property Taxes and Voting,"
Economic Theory 10, 277-304, 1997.
- "Computable General Equilibrium in Local Public Finance and Fiscal
Federalism: Applications to Local Taxation, Intergovernmental Aid and
Educational Vouchers," in Fiscal Aspects of Evolving Federations
(David Wildasin, ed.), Cambridge University Press, 168-93, 1997.
- "Tax Competition in Federal Systems: Political Accountability and
Financial Constraints," in The New Federalism: Can the States be
Trusted? (John Ferejohn and Barry Weingast, eds.), Hoover Institution
Press, 3-61, 1997 (with Ronald McKinnon).
- "A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Intergovernmental Aid,"
Journal of Public Economics 62, 363-97, 1996.
- "Fiscal Federalism and Local Public Finance: A Computable General
Equilibrium (CGE) Framework," International Tax and Public
Finance 3, 215-31, 1996.
- "Fiscal Federalism and Local Public Finance: A General Equilibrium
Approach with Voting," Proceedings of the 86th Annual
Conference of the National Tax Association, 136-41, 1995.
- "The Southern Wage Gap, Human Capital and the Quality of
Education," Southern Economic Journal 57, 308-22, 1990.
Books and Larger Manuscripts:
Book Reviews and Comments:
- "Peer Effects in North Carolina Public Schools," working paper, Duke University (2004), with Jacob Vigdor.
- "Prospects for Land Rent Taxes in State and Local Tax Reforms," working paper, Duke University (2001).
- "A Model of Multiple Districts and Private Schools: The Role of Mobility, Targeting and Private School Vouchers," 1999, NBER working paper #7239.
- "Public School Finance in a General Equilibrium Tiebout World: Equalization Programs, Peer Effects and Private School Vouchers,"1996, NBER working paper #5642.
- "Block Grants, Matching Grants and the 'Flypaper Effect': The Role of Local and State/National Tax Bases," 1994.
- "The Role of Geography in the Formation of Cities: A Finite
Location Model with Heterogeneous Land," with Hideo Konishi (in
- "A New Look at Peer Effects: Implications for School Design and School Choice," (in progress).
Research Honors and Awards:
- Review of IQ and the Wealth of Nations (by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen), Journal of Economic Literature XLII (March 2004), 220-21.
- Review of Handbook of Public Economics: Volume 3 (edited by Alan Auerbach and Martin Feldstein), Journal of Economic Literature XLI (December 2003), 1301-1303.
- "Comment" on "Land Taxation in New York City: A General Equilibrium Analysis," in Urban Issues and Public Finance: Essays in Honor of Dick Netzer (A. Schwartz, ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2004, 95-100.
- "Comment" on "Immigrant Children and New York City Schools: Segregation and Its Consequences," Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, (2002), 208-11.
- Review of State Sales and Income Taxes: An Economic Analysis (by George R. Zodrow), Journal of Regional Science 40(4), 799-802 (2000).
- Review of Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility (by David Schmidtz and Robert E. Goodin), Economics and Philosophy, 16(2), 361-68 (2000).
- Review of Local Government Tax and Land Use Policies in the United
States: Understanding the Links (by Helen Ladd), Regional Science and
Urban Economics 29, 547-52 (1999).
- Review of Competitive Governments: An Economic Theory of
Politics and Public Finance (by Albert Breton), Journal of
Economic Literature 35, 2062-64 (1997).
Research Grants and Commissioned Research:
- Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who LLC, 2005.
- Keynote Speaker, 2004 CESifo Public Sector Conference, University of Munich (May 7-9, 2004), "School Finance, School Choice and Communities."
- Bass Society of Fellows, Duke University, 2002-Present.
- Fuchsberg-Levine Family Chair, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2007.
- Keynote Speaker, New Zealand Association of Economists Conference, Wellington, NZ (September 2-4, 1998):"The Economics of Education: Vouchers and Peer Group Effects."
- National Fellowship, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, 1998-99.
- Sigrid Banks Fellowship, awarded by the Dean of
Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, 1998-99.
- First Place, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, 1994.
- Second Place, Twenty-Fourth Annual Competition for Outstanding
Doctoral Dissertations in Government Finance and Taxation, National
Tax Association, 1994.
- Conibear Prize for Best Third Year Paper, University of Rochester, 1992.
- National Science Foundation (NSF), "An Empirical Investigation of Peer Effects in Schools and of Household Responses to School Policy Changes,"($361,102) 2004-2007 (SBR-0339000), (Nechyba - PI, Vigdor - Co-PI).
- Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, "Urban Sprawl," 2002-2003 ($30,000) (Nechyba, PI; Walsh, CoPI).
- The Spencer Foundation, "The Role of Peers, Parental Choices, and Neighborhoods," 2000-2003 ($285,650) (Nechyba - PI, Vigdor and Hill - Co-PIs).
- National Science Foundation (NSF), "Efficient and Equitable Delivery of Education in a District-Based Public School System," 1999-2001 (SBR-9905706) ($78,386) (Nechyba, PI).
- New Zealand Ministry of Education, "The Impact of Family and Community Resources on Educational Outcomes," 1999 ($30,000) (Nechyba, PI; Older-Aguilar and McEwan, CoPIs).
- National Science Foundation (NSF), "Vouchers, Migration and School Quality," 1998-99 (SBR-9809269) ($20,000).
- Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, "Land Taxes as State Tax Bases," 1998-99 (30,000).
- Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, "The Revenue Potential for Land Value Taxation," 1997-98 ($10,000) (Nechyba, PI).
- Hoover Institution, "The Implications of the New Federalism," 1997, (with R. McKinnon (Stanford)) ($5,000).
- National Academy of Sciences, "Fiscal Impact of Immigrants," 1996 (with T. MaCurdy (Stanford)) ($5,000).
- Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Projects on Education
and Welfare Policy, 1994-98 ($30,000).