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Jens Ludwig : Publications

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Books (Author)

Gun Violence: The Real Costs. Oxford University Press, 2000 (with Philip J. Cook).

Guns in America: Results of a Comprehensive Survey on Private Firearms Ownership and Use. Police Foundation, 1997 (with Philip J. Cook; abridged version published as a Research in Brief, National Institute of Justice, 1997, NCJ 165476).

Learning and Earning: An Employer's Look at School-to-Work Investments. American Society for Training and Development, 1997 (with Laura J. Bassi, Theresa Feeley, and John Hillmeyer).

Book (Editor)

Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs. University of Chicago Press, 2011 (with Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig and Justin McCrary).

Evaluating Gun Policy. Brookings Institution Press, 2003 (with Philip J. Cook).

Book Sections

“Economical crime control.” In Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs. Edited by Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig and Justin McCrary, University of Chicago Press, 2011. (with Philip J. Cook)

"Family income, neighborhood poverty and crime.” In Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs. Edited by Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig and Justin McCrary. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2011). (with Sara B.Heller and Brian A. Jacob)

“Converging evidence for neighborhood effects on children’s test scores: An experimental, quasi-experimental and observational comparison.” In Whither Opportunity: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children’s Life Chances, edited by Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane. Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011. (with Julia Burdick-Will, Stephen Raudenbush, Robert Sampson, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, and Patrick Sharkey)

“Gun control after Heller: Litigating against Regulation.” In Regulation vs. Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Law. Edited by Daniel P. Kessler. University of Chicago Press, 2011. (with Philip J. Cook and Adam Samaha).

"Cost-effective Crime Prevention." In Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory: The Role of Social Institutions. Papers from the American Society of Criminology 2010 Conference, edited by Kenna Quinet Richard Rosenfeld, and C. Garcia. Cengage, 2010.

"Leave no (Young) Child behind: Prioritizing Access in Early Education." In Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool Early Childhood Policy, edited by Ron Haskins and W. Steven Barnett. Brooking Institution and National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010 (with Deborah A. Phillips).

"Firearms Violence." In Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy, edited by Michael Tonry. Oxford University Press, 2009 (with Philip J. Cook).

"Improving Education Outcomes for Poor Children." In Changing Poverty, Changing Policies, edited by Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger. Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2009 (with Brian Jacob).

"Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap." In Steady Gains and Stall Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap, edited by Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel. Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2008 (with Jacob Vigdor).

"Success by Ten: Intervening Early, Often, and Effectively in the Education of Young Children." In Paths to Prosperity, edited by Jason Furman and Jason E. Bordoff. Brookings Institution, 2008 (with Isabel Sawhill; also published as Hamilton Project White Paper).

"The Benefits and Costs of Head Start." In vol. XXI of Society for Research on Child Development, Social Policy Report, 2007 (with Deborah A. Phillips).

In Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, edited by Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack. Brookings, 2006 (comment on Neighborhood Effects on Barriers to Employment, by Kristin Turney, et. al.).

"Assigning Deviant Youth to Minimize Total Harm." In Deviant Peer Contagion, edited by Kenneth Dodge, Joan McCord, and Tom Dishion, 2006.

"Promising Solutions in Housing and the Community." In Deviant Peer Contagion, edited by Kenneth Dodge, Joan McCord, and Tom Dishion, 2006 (with Greg Duncan).

In Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, edited by William Gale and Janet Rothenberg Pack. Brookings Institution Press, 2003 (comment on Getting Inside Accountability: Lessons from Chicago, by Brian Jacob).

In Brookings Papers on Education Policy, edited by Diane Ravitch. Brookings, 2003 (comment on High Schools on the Front Line, by Michael Nettles).

"Do Prison Sentence Enhancements Reduce Gun Crime? The Case of Project Exile." In Evaluating Gun Policy, edited by Jens Ludwig and Philip J. Cook. Brookings, 2003 (with Stephen Raphael).

"The Effects of Gun Prevalence on Burglary: Deterrence vs. Inducement." In Evaluating Gun Policy, edited by Jens Ludwig and Philip J. Cook. Brookings, 2003 (with Philip J. Cook; also published as NBER Working Paper #8926).

"The Effects of MTO on Educational Opportunities in Baltimore: Early Evidence." In Choosing a Better Life, edited by John Goering and Judith Feins. Urban Institute Press, 2003 (with Helen F. Ladd).

"The Effects of the Brady Act on Gun Violence." In Guns, Crime, and Punishment in America, edited by Bernard Harcourt. New York University Press, 2003 (with Philip J. Cook).

"Improving Neighborhoods for Poor Children." In One Percent for the Kids: New Policies, Brighter Futures for America's Children, edited by Isabel Sawhill. Brookings Press, 2003.

"MTO's Effects on Children and Parents: Evidence from Baltimore." In Choosing a Better Life, edited by John Goering and Judith Feins. Urban Institute Press, 2003.

"Policing Crime Guns." In Evaluating Gun Policy, edited by Jens Ludwig and Philip J. Cook. Brookings, 2003 (with Jacqueline Cohen).

"Pragmatic Gun Policy." In Evaluating Gun Policy, edited by Jens Ludwig and Philip J. Cook. Brookings, 2003 (with Philip J. Cook).

"Firearms." In Regulation Through Litigation, edited by W. Kip Viscusi. Brookings Institution Press, 2002 (with Philip J. Cook).

In Brookings Papers on Education Policy, edited by Diane Ravitch. Brookings, 2001 (comment on A Diagnostic Analysis of Black-White GPA Disparaties in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by Ronald Ferguson).

"Problems in the Estimation of School Effects: Insights from Improved Models." In Improving Educational Productivity, edited by David H. Monk and Herbert J. Walberg. Information Age Publishing, 2001.

"Urban Poverty and Educational Outcomes." In Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, edited by William Gale and Janet Rothenberg Pack. Brookings Institution, 2001 (with Helen F. Ladd and Greg J. Duncan).

"Can Residential Mobility Improve the Life Chances of Poor Children?" In Brookings Children's Roundtable Policy Brief, 2000 (with Greg J. Duncan).

"Gun Self-Defense and Deterrence." In vol. 27 of Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, edited by Michael Tonry. University of Chicago Press, 2000.

"The Burden of 'Acting White': Do Black Adolescents Disparage Academic Achievement?" In The Black-White Test Score Gap, edited by Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips. Brookings Institution Press, 1998 (with Philip J. Cook).

Electronic Articles

Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2011) “How to cut gun death toll.” CNN.com. January 12, 2011.

Encyclopedia Article

"Neighborhoods and Peers in the Production of Schooling." In International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd ed., edited by Dominic Brewer and Patrick McEwen, 2010. (with Jacob Vigdor).

Journal Articles

Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2011) “The economist’s guide to crime busting.” Wilson Quarterly. Winter.

Ludwig, Jens (2011) “Moving to improved health in the U.S.” Public Health Today: The magazine of the UK

Faculty of Public Health. December 2011. p. 10

Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2011) “Economical crime control.” Abridged version published in The Criminologist, 36(6): 1-6.

"The Costs of Crime." 9 Criminology and Public Policy 229 (2010).

"Anti-depressants and Suicide." 28 Journal of Health Economics 659 (2009) (with Dave E. Marcotte and Karen Norberg).

"Gun Control after Heller: Threats and Sideshows from a Social Welfare Perspective." 56 UCLA Law Review 1041 (2009) (with Philip J. Cook and Adam M. Samaha).

"The Economic Costs of Poverty in the United States: Subsequent Effects of Children Growing Up Poor." 14 Journal of Children and Poverty 41 (2008) (with Harry Holzer, Diane Schanzebach, and Greg J. Duncan).

"The Long-Term Effects of Head Start on Low-Income Children." 40 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1 (2008) (with Deborah A. Phillips).

"What Can We Learn about Neighborhood Effects from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment? A Comment on Clampet-Lundquist and Massey." 114 American Journal of Sociology 144 (2008) (with Jeffrey Liebman, Jeffrey Kling, Greg J. Duncan, Lawrence F. Katz, Ronald C. Kessler, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu).

"Does Head Start Improve Children's Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Approach." 122 Quarterly Journal of Economics 159 (2007) (with Douglas J. Miller; also published as NBER Working Paper 11702 and IRP DP 131-05).

"Is Crime Contagious?" 50 Journal of Law and Economics 491 (2007) (with Jeffrey Kling).

"Reducing Poverty through Pre-School Interventions." 17 The Future of Children 143 (2007) (with Greg J. Duncan and Katherine A. Magnuson).

"The Silence of Lambdas: Deterring Incapacitation Research." 23 Journal of Quantitative Criminology 287 (2007) (with Thomas J. Miles).

"Underground Gun Markets." 117 The Economic Journal F558 (2007) (with Philip J. Cook, Sudhir Venkatesh, and Anthony Braga).

“‘Culture’ and the Inter-generational Transmission of Poverty: The Prevention Paradox.” 16(2) Future of Children 175-196 (2006) (with Susan E. Mayer).

"Aiming for Evidence-Based Gun Policy." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2006) (with Philip J. Cook).

"Broken Windows: New Evidence from New York City and a Five City Social Experiment." 2006 University of Chicago Law Review (2006) (with Bernard E. Harcourt).

"The Social Costs of Gun Ownership." 90 Journal of Public Economics 379 (2006) (with Philip J. Cook).

"Anti-Depressants, Suicide, and Drug Regulation." 24 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 249 (2005) (with Dave Marcotte).

"Better Gun Enforcement, Less Crime." 4 Criminology and Public Policy 677 (2005).

"Criminal Records of Homicide Offenders." 294 Journal of the American Medical Association 598 (2005) (with Philip J. Cook and Anthony Braga).

"Gun Crime and Gun Control: The Hawaiian Experience." 2005 University of Chicago Legal Forum 55 (2005) (with Joseph Peters and Philip J. Cook).

"Housing Vouchers and Economic Self-Sufficiency: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment." 89 Journal of Public Economics 131 (2005).

"Interpreting the WIC Debate." 24 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 691 (2005).

"Neighborhood Effects on Crime for Female and Male Youth: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment." 120 Quarterly Journal of Economics 87 (2005).

"Does Gun Prevalence Affect Teen Gun Carrying After All?" 42 Criminology 27 (2004) (with Philip J. Cook).

"The Endogeneity Problem in Developmental Studies." 1 Research in Human Development 59 (2004) (with Greg J. Duncan and Katherine A. Magnuson).

"Principles for Effective Gun Policy." LXXIII Fordham Law Review 589 (2004) (with Philip J. Cook).

"Educational Achievement and Black-White Inequality: The Great Unknown." 3 Education Next 79 (2003).

"Evaluating Gun-Policy Evaluations." 2 Criminology and Public Policy 411 (2003).

"Fact-Free Gun Policy?" 151 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1329 (2003) (with Philip J. Cook).

"The Benefits and Costs of Residential Mobility Programs." 17 Housing Studies 125 (2002).

"The Costs of Gun Violence Against Children." 12 The Future of Children 87 (2002) (with Philip J. Cook).

"Profiting from Learning: Firm-Level Effects of Training Investments and Market Implications." 24 Singapore Management Review 61 (2002) (with Laurie J. Bassi, Daniel P. McMurrer, and Mark Van Buren).

Review of Sharing America's Neighborhoods: The Prospects for Stable Racial Integration, by Ingrid Gould Ellen. 75 Social Service Review 685 (2001).

Review of Crossing the Class and Color Lines: From Public Housing to White Suburbia, by Leonard Rubinowitz and James Rosenbaum. 75 Social Service Review 178 (2001).

"The Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence." 22 Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 207 (2001) (with Philip J. Cook).

"The Costs and Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence." 2 Harvard Health Policy Review 23 (2001).

"Urban Poverty and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from a Randomized Housing-Mobility Experiment." 116 Quarterly Journal of Economics 655 (2001).

"Gun Violence: The Real Costs." 2 The Milken Institute Review 49 (2000) (with Philip J. Cook).

"Homicide and Suicide Rates Associated with Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act." 284 Journal of the American Medical Association 585 (2000) (with Philip J. Cook).

"School to Work Programs in the U. S.: A Multi-Firm Case Study of Training, Benefits, and Costs." 53 Industrial and Labor Relations Review 219 (2000) (with Laurie J. Bassi).

"The Medical Costs of Gunshot Injuries in the United States." 282 Journal of the American Medical Association 447 (1999) (with Philip J. Cook, Bruce Lawrence, and Ted R. Miller).

"The Puzzling Case of School Spending and Student Resources." 21 Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis 385 (1999) (with Laurie J. Bassi).

"Residential Relocation Policies in the United States: The Moving to Opportunity Demonstration." 14 Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 1 (1999) (with Helen F. Ladd).

"Concealed-Gun-Carrying Laws and Violent Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data." 18 International Review of Law and Economics 239 (1998).

"The Gender Gap in Reporting Household Gun Ownership." 88 American Journal of Public Health 1715 (1998) (with Philip J. Cook and Tom W. Smith).

"Guns and Numbers." 30 The Washington Monthly 50 (1998).

"No Proof that Right-to-Carry Laws Reduce Violence." 88 American Journal of Public Health 982 (1998) (with Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick).

"Do Carry-Concealed Weapons Laws Deter Crime?" 70 Spectrum: The Journal of State Government 29 (1997).

"Flawed Gun Policy Research May Endanger Public Safety." 87 American Journal of Public Health 918 (1997) (with Daniel W. Webster, Jon S. Vernick, and Kathleen Lester).

"The Gun Debate's New Mythical Number: How Many Defensive Uses Per Year?" 16 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 463 (1997) (with Philip K. Cook and David Hemenway).

"Housing Vouchers, Residential Relocation, and Educational Opportunities: Evidence from Baltimore." 87 American Economic Review 272 (1997) (with Helen F. Ladd).

"Weighing the Burden of 'Acting White': Are There Race Differences in Attitudes Toward Education?" 16 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 256 (1997) (with Philip J. Cook).

Review of Rethinking School Choice: Limits of the Market Metaphor, by Jeffrey Henig. 8 Governance 165 (1995).

Review of More Guns, Less Crime, by John R. Lott, Jr. 28 Contemporary Sociology 466.

Review of Making a Killing, by Tom Diaz. Georgetown Public Policy Review.

"Defensive Gun Uses: New Evidence from a National Telephone Survey." 14 Journal of Quantitative Criminology 111 (with Philip J. Cook).

"HUD's Moving to Opportunity Demonstration: Uncertain Benefits, Unlikely Costs, Unfortunate Politics." 1 Georgetown Public Policy Review 25 (with Simeon Stolzberg).

Newspaper Articles

Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig (2010) “Five myths about gun control.” The Washington Post. June 13, 2010.

"No Magic Bullet for Gun Violence." The Washington Post, March 9, 2003, p. B8 (with Stephen Raphael).

"Lessons in Gun Control." Raleigh News and Observer, November 3, 2002, p. 25A (with Philip J. Cook).

"Can Gun Control Work?" The Blue and Gray, September 25, 2000, p. 8.

"Has the Brady Act Been Successful?" Charlotte Observer, August 15, 2000 (with Philip J. Cook).

"Fighting Fire with Fire Might Bring Down Crime Rate." Honolulu Advertiser, May 24, 1998, p. B3 (with Jeffrey Conte).

Paper (Monographs)

"The Mobility Bank: Increasing Residential Mobility to Boost Economic Mobility." Hamilton Project Discussion Paper, 2010 (with Steven Raphael).

"More COPS." Brookings Institution Policy Brief. Brookings Institution, 2007 (with John J. Donohue).

Working Papers

"Is Crime Contagious?" (with Jeffrey King).

"Sex, Drugs, and Catholic Schools: Private Schooling and Adolescent Non-Market Behavior." (with David Figlio).

"Underground Gun Markets."