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Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals

Steven G. Rivkin; Eric A. Hanushek; Gregory F. Branch;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2012
  • Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research
Abstract
Although much has been written about the importance of leadership in the determination of organizational success, there is little quantitative evidence due to the difficulty of separating the impact of leaders from other organizational components - particularly in the public sector. Schools provide an especially rich environment for studying the impact of public sector management, not only because of the hypothesized importance of leadership but also because of the plentiful achievement data that provide information on institutional outcomes. Outcome-based estimates of principal value-added to student achievement reveal significant variation in principal quality...
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free text keywords: Political science, High poverty, Public sector, business.industry, business, Student achievement, Public economics, Qualitative evidence, Economic growth, jel:H4, jel:I2, jel:J4

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