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Published and Forthcoming

  • Kim, Bongkyun, Celeste K. Carruthers, and Matthew C. Harris. Maternal Stress and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. (2017). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 140: 354-373.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Marianne H. Wanamaker. Separate and Unequal in the Labor Market: Human Capital and the Jim Crow Wage Gap. (2017). Journal of Labor Economics 35(3): 655-696.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Marianne H. Wanamaker. Returns to School Resources in the Jim Crow South. (2017). Explorations in Economic History 64: 104-110.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Umut Ozek. (2016). Losing HOPE: Financial Aid and the Line Between College and Work. Economics of Education Review 53: 1-15. Pre-publication draft here.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and William F. Fox (2016). Aid for all: College coaching, financial aid, and postsecondary persistence in Tennessee. Economics of Education Review 51: 97-112.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Marianne H. Wanamaker. (2015). Municipal Housekeeping: The Impact of Women's Suffrage on the Provision of Public Education. The Journal of Human Resources 50 (4): 837-872.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Donald J. Bruce. Jackpot? The Impact of Lottery Scholarships on Enrollment in Tennessee. (2014). Journal of Urban Economics 81: 30-44.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Marianne H. Wanamaker (2013). Closing the Gap? The Effect of Private Philanthropy on the Provision of African-American Schooling in the U.S. South. Journal of Public Economics 101, 53-67.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. (2012). The Qualifications and Classroom Performance of Teachers Moving to Charter Schools. Education Finance and Policy, 7(3), 223-268.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. (2012). New Schools, New Students, New Teachers: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Charter Schools. Economics of Education Review, 31(2), 280-292.

Working Papers

  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Jilleah Welch. Not Whether, but Where? Pell Grants and College Choices. (revised & resubmitted) (PDF)
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Thomas Sanford. Way Station or Launching Pad? Unpacking the Returns to Adult Technical Education. (revision requested) (PDF)
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. and Kara S. Mitchell. Are `Education Lotteries' Less Regressive? Evidence from Texas. (revision requested) (PDF)
  • Bruce, Donald J., Celeste K. Carruthers, Matthew C. Harris, Matthew N. Murray, and Jinseong Park. Do In-Kind Grants Stick? The Department of Defense 1033 program and local government spending. (under review) (PDF)
  • Ozek, Umut, Celeste K. Carruthers, and Kristian Holden. Teacher value-added in charter schools and traditional public schools. (under review) (link to CALDER paper)
  • Carruthers, Celeste K., Okila Elboeva, and Luiz Lima. Fertility in the wake of better schools: An application of transformed ordinal quantile regression. (in progress)
  • Carruthers, Celeste K., William F. Fox, and Christopher Jepsen. Promise kept? Free community college and attainment in Tennessee. (in progress)
  • Carruthers, Celeste K., William F. Fox, and Matthew N. Murray. Tax compliance in the Amazon. (in progress)
  • Celik, Bilal, and Celeste K. Carruthers. Aligned City Mayors and Economic Activity in Coalition and One-Party Governments: Using Nighttime Light Intensity Data for Turkey. (in progress)
  • Meng, Fanning, and Celeste K. Carruthers. Wage returns to adult education: New evidence from feature selection. (in progress)

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance (2014). Brewer, D.J. and Picus, L.O. (Eds.), Sage. Entries for "Adult Education," "G.I. Bill" (with Justin Roush), "Pell Grants" (with Jilleah Welch), and "Vocational Education."
  • Blair, Roger D. and Carruthers, Celeste K. (2010). The Economics of Monopoly Power in Antitrust. Antitrust Law & Economics, Keith Hylton (Ed.), Edward Elgar.
  • Carruthers, Celeste K. (2008). Twombly and the Evolution of Telecom Regulation. Antitrust Bulletin, 53(1), 95-116

Opinion and Popular Media

  • Carruthers, Celeste K. "Tennessee is Showing how Free Tuition Works." (online, New York Times, Room for Debate, 1/20/2016).

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