Will S. Dobbie
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard Kennedy School
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|March 2019||Macroeconomic Effects of Debt Relief: Consumer Bankruptcy Protections in the Great Recession|
with Adrien Auclert, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham: w25685
|August 2018||Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending|
with Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, Vikram Pathania: w24953
|January 2018||The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration|
with Hans Grönqvist, Susan Niknami, Mårten Palme, Mikael Priks: w24186
|June 2017||Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers|
with Jae Song: w23545
|May 2017||Racial Bias in Bail Decisions|
with David Arnold, Crystal S. Yang: w23421
Published: David Arnold & Will Dobbie & Crystal S Yang, 2018. "Racial Bias in Bail Decisions*," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol 133(4), pages 1885-1932.
|October 2016||Bad Credit, No Problem? Credit and Labor Market Consequences of Bad Credit Reports|
with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Neale Mahoney, Jae Song: w22711
|August 2016||Charter Schools and Labor Market Outcomes|
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr: w22502
|The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges|
with Jacob Goldin, Crystal Yang: w22511
Published: Will Dobbie & Jacob Goldin & Crystal S. Yang, 2018. "The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges," American Economic Review, vol 108(2), pages 201-240.
|April 2016||The Causes and Consequences of Test Score Manipulation: Evidence from the New York Regents Examinations|
with Thomas S. Dee, Brian A. Jacob, Jonah Rockoff: w22165
Published: Thomas S. Dee & Will Dobbie & Brian A. Jacob & Jonah Rockoff, 2019. "The Causes and Consequences of Test Score Manipulation: Evidence from the New York Regents Examinations," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol 11(3), pages 382-423. citation courtesy of
|March 2015||Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health|
with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Crystal Yang: w21032
Published: Will Dobbie & Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham & Crystal S. Yang, 2017. "Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health," The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 99(5), pages 853-869. citation courtesy of
|September 2014||Debt Relief and Debtor Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection|
with Jae Song: w20520
Published: Will Dobbie & Jae Song, 2015. "Debt Relief and Debtor Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(3), pages 1272-1311, March. citation courtesy of
|October 2013||The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes|
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr: w19581
Published: “The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools,” with Roland Fryer, Journal of Political Economy, 123(5): 985-1037, 2015.
|December 2011||Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City|
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr: w17632
Published: Dobbie, Will, and Roland G. Fryer. 2013. "Getting beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 28-60.
|September 2011||The Impact of Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach For America|
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr: w17402
|August 2011||Exam High Schools and Academic Achievement: Evidence from New York City|
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr.: w17286
|November 2009||Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from a Social Experiment in Harlem|
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr: w15473
Published: Fryer R, Dobbie W. Are High-Quality Schools Enough to Increase Achievement Among the Poor? Evidence from the Harlem Children’s Zone. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. . 2011;3(3).