Scholarly Publications

Teaching to the Tails: Teacher Performance Pay and the Distribution of Student Achievement

April 2015

Abstract: Growing evidence suggests that teachers in developing countries often have weak or misaligned incentives for improving student outcomes.


REAP Director gives talk to investment group

October 2009

REAP Director Scott Rozelle gave a talk to investment group Dodge and Cox Investments entitled "China’s Shifting Economy, the Plight of Migrant Workers and Shaping the Hope for China’s Recovery...

REAP Awarded 3ie Grant to Evaluate Vocational Education in China

March 2010

Among hundreds of applicants, REAP was one of only 25 groups to secure a competitive grant from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, or 3ie, to assess the value of expanding...

The Re-emergence of Intestinal Worms: Investigation of Infection Status Among Children in Rural Southwest China

April 2011

As part of China’s public health efforts, the “baota lozenge” - a sugary anthelminthic commonly administered to schoolchildren - once valiantly fought to stop the rampant transmission of parasitic...


China and Africa: Are there Lessons for Development?

April 17, 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.


Mandarin as a Second Language

Rural ethnic minorities are among the most disadvantaged in their ability to access educational resources.

Vocational vs. Academic High School

China is the world’s largest developing country.

Technology and Human Capital _ Migration

One often hears that China has the largest online population in the world.