Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in Academic Achievement

(with Nicole Fortin and Shelley Phipps)
Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming

A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom

(with Rob Fairlie and Florian Hoffmann)
American Economic Review, forthcoming


(with Joshua Angrist and Tyler Williams)
Journal of Human Resources, Summer 2014 vol. 49 no. 3 572-610

Making College Worth It: A Review of the Returns to Higher Education

(with Uros Petronijevic)
The Future of Children, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2013), pp. 41-65.

Staying in School: A Proposal for Raising High-School Graduation Rates

(with Derek Messacar)
Science and Technology, Winter, 2013, pp 55-61.

The Short- and Long-Term Career Effects of Graduating in a Recession

(with Till von Wachter and Andrew Heisz)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4.1 (2012): 1-29

The Role of Application Assistance and Information in College Decisions

(with Eric P. Bettinger, Bridget Terry Long, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu)
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127.3 (2012): 1205-242

Information and College Access: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

(with Ryan Dunn)
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 115, Issue 1, January 2013, pp. 3-26.

The Role of Application Assistance and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment

(with Eric P. Bettinger, Eric P. Bettinger and Lisa Sanbonmatsu)
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127.3 (2012): 1205-242

Why Do Skilled Immigrants Struggle in the Labor Market

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 3.4 (2011): 148-71

Peer effects on high school aspirations: Evidence from a sample of close and not-so-close friends

(with Toni Mora)
Economics of Education Review 30.4 (2011): 575-81

Priceless The Nonpecuniary Benefits of Schooling

(with Kjell G. Salvanes)
Journal of Economic Perspectives 25.1 (2011): 159-84

Ability, Gender, and Performance Standards: Evidence from Academic Probation

(with Jason M. Lindo and Nicholas J. Sanders)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2.2 (2010): 95-117

Economics of Education – Returns to Education in Developed Countries

Brewer, D. J., & McEwan, P. J. (2010). Economics of education. Oxford, UK: Acadmic Press.

Incentives And Services For College Achievement: Evidence From A Randomized Trial

(with Joshua Angrist and Daniel Lang)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1.1 (2009): 136-63

A Professor Like Me: The Influence of Instructor Gender on College Achievement

(with Florian Hoffmann)
Journal of Human Resources 44.2 (2009): 479-94

Professor Qualities And Student Achievement

(with Florian Hoffmann)
Review of Economics and Statistics 91.1 (2009): 83-92

Would More Compulsory Schooling Help Disadvantaged Youth?

The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective, p. 85 – 112, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2009

Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Consequences of Poor Infant Health

(with Mark Stabile, Randy Walld and Leslie L. Roos)
Journal of Human Resources 43.1 (2008): 88-138

The Intergenerational Effects of Worker Displacement

(with Marianne Page and Ann Huff Stevens)
Journal of Labor Economics 26.3 (2008): 455-000

Neighbourhood Effects in Canada: A Critique

Canadian Public Policy (2008): Vol. XXXIV, No. 2 (2008) pp. 237-258

Do dropouts drop out too soon? Wealth, health and happiness from compulsory schooling

Journal of Public Economics 91.11-12 (2007): 2213-229

The Intergenerational Effects of Compulsory Schooling

(with Marianne E. Page and Ann Huff Stevens)
Journal of Labor Economics 24.4 (2006): 729-60

The Compelling Effects of Compulsory Schooling

Canadian Journal of Economics Vol. 39.1 (2006): 22-52

Estimating Average and Local Average Treatment Effects of Education When Compulsory Schooling Laws Really Matter

American Economic Review 96.1 (2006): 152-75

Does education improve citizenship? Evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom

(with Kevin Milligana and Enrico Moretti)
Journal of Public Economics 88.9-10 (2004): 1667-695

The Long-Run Consequences of Living in a Poor Neighborhood

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 118.4 (2003): 1533-575

The Fiscal Effect of U.S. Immigration

(with Alan J. Auerbach)
NBER/Tax Policy and the Economy 14.1 (2001): 123-56

Analyzing the Fiscal Impact of U.S. Immigration

(with Alan J. Auerbach)
 American Economic Review 89.2 (1999): 176-80

Canada: On the Road to Fiscal Balance

Chapter in NBER book Generational Accounting around the World (1999), Alan J. Auerbach, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Willi Leibfritz, editors (p. 199 – 218), January 1999.

Government Finances and Generational Equity: Applying Generational Accounting to Canada Findings and Fallacies

(with François Vaillancourt)
Corak, M. (1998). Government finances and generational equity. Ottawa: Statistics Canada.