Lisa Barrow

Lisa Barrow is working with researchers at the UChicago Consortium to examine how the National Board certification application process can improve teacher quality. In her partnership with the UChicago Consortium, she is also looking at the high school application process and, in particular, the effectiveness of selective enrollment high schools.

Lisa is a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Her research focuses on issues in education, public finance, and labor economics. She has worked on a variety of issues in education, including a randomized evaluation of computer-aided algebra instruction in large urban school districts, evaluation of performance-based scholarships at the community college level (with MDRC), and follow-up and time use survey development for the MDRC PBS demonstration. Lisa also has on-going studies using Chicago Public Schools data to look at the effect of closing persistently failing schools on elementary school students and evaluating student outcomes in small high schools.

All Publications

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GoCPS: A First Look at Ninth-Grade Applications, Offers, and Enrollment GoCPS

A First Look at Ninth-Grade Applications, Offers, and Enrollment

Report May 2019
GoCPS: A First Look at Applications and Offers GoCPS: A First Look at Applications and Offers Working Paper Aug 2018
Selective Enrollment High Schools in Chicago: Admission and Impacts Selective Enrollment High Schools in Chicago

Admission and Impacts

Snapshot Feb 2018
Preview Not AvailableThe Expansion of High School Choice in Chicago Public Schools Article Jul 2017
The Role of Selective High Schools in Equalizing Educational Outcomes The Role of Selective High Schools in Equalizing Educational Outcomes

Heterogeneous Effects by Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status

Working Paper Nov 2016
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