Charles Clotfelter, Senior Researcher
Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies; Professor of Economics & Law
Director, Center for the Study of Philanthropy & Voluntarism
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy-Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
Expertise: accountability, achievement, education finance, higher education, racial/ethnic inequalities, school desegregation
Charles T. Clotfelter is the Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Law at Duke University, where he has taught since 1979. Dr. Clotfelter is Director of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke and is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Clotfelter is is a member of the CALDER North Carolina team.
Dr. Clotfelter’s major research interests are the economics of education, the nonprofit sector, public finance and tax policy. He is the author of After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004); Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education (Princeton University Press, 1996); and Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving (University of Chicago Press, 1985). His recent CALDER publications include papers on teacher credentials and student achievement, the distribution of teachers across high/low-poverty schools, and school desegregation.
Teacher Mobility, School Segregation, and Pay-Based Policies to Level the Playing Field
School Segregation under Color-Blind Jurisprudence: The Case of North Carolina
How and Why Do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement?
Clotfelter, Charles T., Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor. 2009. "Are Teacher Absences Worth Worrying about in the U.S.?" Education Finance and Policy 4(2):115-49 (Previously Working Paper 24).
Figlio, David N., and Helen F. Ladd. 2008. “School Accountability and Student Achievement.” In Handbook of Education Finance and Policy, First Edition, edited by Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd (166-82). New York: Routledge.
Figlio, David N.,and Lawrence W. Kenny. 2007. “Individual Teacher Incentives and Student Performance.” Journal of Public Economics 91(5-6):901-14 (Previously Working Paper 8).
Figlio, David N., and Cecilia Rouse. 2006. “Do Accountability and Voucher Threats Improve Low-Performing Schools?” Journal of Public Economics 90(1-2): 239-55.
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