Kim Rueben

Adjunct Fellow
(202) 261-5662
krueben@ui.urban.org
curriculum vitae

Expertise
• K–12 education
   Education finance
   School quality and resource allocation
   Teacher labor markets
   School capital finances
• State and local finance
   Taxes
   Municipal bond markets
   Bond and tax elections
   School bond elections
   Public sector wage structure
• Political and fiscal institutions
   Tax limitation measures
   Balanced budget rules
   Fiscal initiatives

Experience
Senior Research Associate, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute (2005-present). Visiting Fellow, Urban Institute (2004-2005). Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California (1996-2005). Visiting Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley (1998). Analyst, Cambridge Economics, Inc. (1991). Researcher, National Economic Research Associates (1988–1991).

Education
Ph.D. (1997), economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. M.S. (1988), economics, London School of Economics and Political Science.

PPIC Publications
Retention of New Teachers in California (co-authored with Deborah Reed and Elisa Barbour).  Public Policy Institute of California, 2006.

“Infrastructure Financing in California” (co-authored with Shelley de Alth) in Ellen Hanak and Mark Baldassare, ed., California 2025: Taking on the Future. Public Policy Institute of California, 2005, pp. 83–112.

Understanding Infrastructure Financing for California (co-authored with Shelley de Alth). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2005.

Fiscal Effects of Voter Approval Requirements on Local Governments (co-authored with Pedro Cerdán).  Public Policy Institute of California, 2003.

Financing New School Construction and Modernization: Evidence from California (co-authored with Eric J. Brunner). Public Policy Institute of California, Occasional Paper, 2001.

“Teachers’ Salaries in California” (co-authored with Jane Leber Herr) in Jon Sonstelie and Peter Richardson, eds., School Finance and California’s Master Plan for Education. Public Policy Institute of California, 2001, pp. 81–101.

Equal Resources, Equal Outcomes? The Distribution of School Resources and Student Achievement in California (co-authored with Julian R. Betts and Anne Danenberg). Public Policy Institute of California, 2000.

Fiscal Rules and State Borrowing Costs: Evidence from California and Other States (co-authored with James M. Poterba). Public Policy Institute of California, 1999.