Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Liu, Jing, Hayes, Michael S., & Gershenson, Seth. (2022). From referrals to suspensions: New evidence on racial disparities in exclusionary discipline. Journal of Urban Economics, In Press. [Published Version].

2. Hayes, Michael S. 2020. Tax and expenditure limitations, salary reductions, and public employee turnover. Public Budgeting & Finance, 40(4):38-61.  [Published Version, Accepted Manuscript]

3. 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]. 

4. 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]      

5. 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]

6. 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]

7. 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]    

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

9. 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]

10. 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]

11. 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]

12. 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]

Policy Reports and Other Publications (student co-authors are underlined)

1. Hayes, Michael S., Kandel, P. 2022. The determinants and impacts of allowing cannabis businesses: Evidence from New Jersey municipalities. Policy Research Report, New Jersey State Policy Lab. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University. [Published Version]

2. Hayes, Michael S., Kandel, P. 2022. Does the decision to allow local cannabis-related businesses impact home sale prices? Policy Blog, New Jersey State Policy Lab. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University. [Published Version]

3. Hayes, Michael S. 2022. What types of New Jersey municipalities allow cannabis-related businesses? Policy Blog, New Jersey State Policy Lab. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University. [Published Version]

4. Hayes, Michael S., and Zhang, Pengju. 2022. Vacant commercial property in New Jersey: Causes and solutions. Policy Research Report, New Jersey State Policy Lab. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University. [Published Version]

5. Hayes, Michael S., Zhang, Pengju, and Rubin, Julia. 2021. State takeover of Camden schools did not improve student’s academic performance. New Jersey Policy Perspective. [Published Version]

6. Hayes, Michael S. 2020. Are south jersey school districts prepared for the next recession? Walter Rand Institute, Rutgers University-Camden. [Published Version]

7. 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]

8. 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]

Works In Progress (student co-authors are underlined)

1. Hayes, Michael S., Rubin, Julia S., Zhang, Pengju. Assessing the impact of state takeover on students’ academic performance: the case of Camden, New Jersey.  [Working Paper]

2. Hayes, Michael S., Liu, Jing, & Gershenson, Seth. Who Refers Whom? Variation in Teachers’ Proclivities to Make Disciplinary Referrals. 

3. Hayes, Michael S., Kandel, P. The determinants and impacts of allowing cannabis businesses: Evidence from New Jersey municipalities.

4. Hayes, Michael S., Kandel, P. Did the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Local Government Finances and Employment Vary by Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from New Jersey. 

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

Research Grants

1. Research Grant, 2022, The Determinates and Impacts of Legalizing Cannabis Businesses: Evidence from New Jersey Municipalities. New Jersey State Policy Lab ($11,952). 

2. Research Grant, 2021-22, Vacant Commercial Property in New Jersey: Causes and Solutions. New Jersey State Policy Lab ($7,500). 

3. Faculty Fellowship, 2019-20, Are South Jersey School Districts Prepared for the Next Recession? Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs ($4,000). 

4. Faculty Fellowship, 2017-18, Our Piece of the Pie: The Distribution of State Funds to Municipalities across N.J. Regions. Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs ($4,500). 

Research Awards

Faculty Fellow, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (2017-18, 2019-20)

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