Robert Bifulco, Jr.

Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, and Chair and Associate Dean of Public Administration and International Affairs

Selected Papers

Working Papers

“The Effects of Say Yes to Education on High School Graduation, College Matriculation and College Persistence” (with R. Rubenstein and H. Sohn).  

“The Effect of Charter Schools on District Costs and Efficiency: The Case of New York State” (with C. Buerger).  

Who Benefits from Accountability-Driven School Closure? Evidence from New York City” (with D. Schwegman).  

"The Relative Costs of New York City’s New Small Public High Schools of Choice." R. Unterman and H. Bloom.


Recent Publications 

"The Effects of School Desegregation on Teenage Fertility." L. Lopoo and S. Oh, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, December 2015, pp. 591-611.

“Using Synthetic Controls to Estimate the Effect of Unique Interventions: The Case of Say Yes to Education.” (with R. Rubenstein and H. Sohn).  Evaluation Review, November 2017, pp. 593-619.

 "Assessing the Effects of Place Based Scholarships on Urban Revitalization: The Case of Say Yes to Education" (with R. Rubenstein, H. Sohn, and J. Murchie). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, June 2017, pp. 198-272.

"The Effects of School Desegregation on Teenage Fertility." L. Lopoo and S. Oh, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, December 2015, pp. 591-611.

"The Influence of Finance and Accountability Policies on Charter School Locations." C. Buerger, Journal of Education Finance (Winter, 2015), pp. 193-221.

"Do High School Peers Have Persistent Effects on College Attainment and Other Life Outcomes?" J. Fletcher, S. Oh, and S. Ross. Labour Economics (August, 2014), pp. 83-90.

"The Fiscal Impacts of Charter Schools: Lessons from New York." R. Reback, Education, Finance and Policy (Winter, 2014), pp. 86-107.

"Debt and Deception: How States Avoid Making Hard Fiscal Decisions." W. Duncombe, B. Bunch, M. Robins, and W. Simonsen, Public Administration Review (September/October, 2012), pp. 659-669.

"Intergroup Relations in Integrated Schools: A Glimpse Inside Interdistrict Magnet Schools." C. Buerger and C. Cobb, Education Policy Analysis Archives (September, 2012). 

"Can Nonexperimental Estimates Replicate Estimates Based on Random Assignment in Evaluations of School Choice? A Within-Study Comparison." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Summer, 2012), pp. 729-751.

"The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Post-Secondary Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health." J. Fletcher and S. Ross, American Economic Journal-Economic Policy (February, 2011), pp. 25-53.