Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hayes, Michael S. 2019. Do Environmental Shocks and Budgetary Constraints on Public Organizations Increase Employee Turnover? Public Finance and Management, 19(1): 30-65. [Published Version, Accepted Manuscript]. 

Hayes, Michael S., & Stazky, Edmund C. 2019. Mission congruence: To agree or not to agree, and its implications for employee turnover. Public Personnel Management, 48(4): 513-534. [Published VersionAccepted Manuscript]      

Hayes, Michael S., & Gershenson, Seth. 2018. Spring or Fall Annual Tests? Implications for Value-Added Models. Teachers College Record, September, ID No. 22493. [Published Version, Accepted Manuscript]

Gershenson, Seth, & Hayes, Michael S. 2018. Police Shootings, Civil Unrest, and Student Achievement: Evidence from Ferguson. Journal of Economic Geography, 18(3): 663-685. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbx014 [Published VersionAccepted Manuscript]

Gershenson, Seth & Hayes, Michael S. 2018. The implications of summer learning loss for value-added estimates of teacher effectiveness. Educational Policy, 32(1): 55-85.  DOI: 10.1177/0895904815625288. [Published Version, Accepted Manuscript]    

Gershenson, Seth, & Hayes, Michael S. 2017. The summer learning of exceptional students. American Journal of Education, 123(3): 447-473. [Published VersionAccepted Manuscript]                

Brummet, Quentin, Gershenson, Seth, & Hayes, Michael S. 2017. Teachers’ grade-level reassignments: Evidence from Michigan. Educational Policy, 31(2): 249-271. DOI: 10.1177/0895904815586857. [Published Version, Accepted Manuscript]

Hayes, Michael S., & Gershenson, Seth. 2016. Differences in the Difference a Day Makes: Quantile Regression Estimates of the Distribution of Daily Learning Gains. Economic Letters, 141: 48-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.01.023. [Published VersionIZA Discussion Paper No. 9305]

Hayes, Michael S. 2015. The differential effect of the no child left behind act on states’ contributions to education funding in states with binding tax and expenditure limitations. Public Budgeting & Finance, 35(1): 49-72. DOI: 10.1111/pbaf.12058. [Published Version, Accepted Manuscript]

Johnson, Jocelyn, Marlowe, Justin, Matkin, David, & Hayes, Michael S. 2011. The impact of local school property tax reductions on city and county revenue decisions: A natural experiment in Kansas. Public Finance & Management, 11(2): 181-196. [Published Version]

Research Awards

Faculty Fellow, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (2017, 2019)

Emerging Education Policy Scholar, AEI & Thomas B. Fordham Institute (2017)          

Outstanding Graduate Scholarship Award, School of Public Affairs, American University (2014).

Emerging Scholars Award, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration (2013)

Neil and Ann Kerwin Dissertation Fellowship, $15,000 (2013)

Runner-up, Best Poster Presentation, Association for Budgeting & Financial Management (2013)

Charles Levine Doctoral Student Research Award, School of Public Affairs, American University (2012)

Working Papers

Hayes, Michael S., & Gershenson, Seth. The estimation of summer learning loss. [Working Paper]  

Hayes, Michael S. Effects of Kansas’ Tax Reform of 2012: Evidence from a Synthetic Control Method. [Working Paper]       

Hayes, Michael S. Tax and Expenditure Limitations, Salary Reductions, and Employee Turnover. [Working Paper]            

In Progress

Hayes, Michael S. The Financial Effects of Kansas’ Tax Reform of 2012. 

Hayes, Michael S. Cutback Management following the Great Recession: Are there cost savings from switching to a four-day school week? 

Hayes, Michael S. Does a four-day school week reduce juvenile crime? Evidence from Oklahoma. 

Nguyen-Hoang, Phuong, & Hayes, Michael S. Effects of school district income taxes on property values: An unintended consequence.

Other Publications

Hayes, Michael S. 2018. Our piece of the pie: The distribution of state funds to municipalities across NJ regions. Walter Rand Institute, Rutgers University-Camden. [Published Version]

Gershenson, Seth, & Hayes, Michael S. Students in Ferguson schools flounder amidst civic unrest. Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard blog posts. August 5, 2016. [Published Version]

Mullins, Daniel, Hayes, Michael S., Smith, Chad. 2014. The role of local revenue and expenditure limitations in shaping the composition of debt and its implications. Proceedings of the 105th Annual Conference of Taxation. Washington, D.C.: National Tax Association. [Published Version]