Reports and policy briefs

The links below may break in the future, but PDFs can always be downloaded from this public drive

"Immigrant Literacy: Self-Assessment Vs. Reality"
Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder. June 21, 2017.

"Immigrants Replace Low-Skill Natives in the Workforce: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey"
Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder. September 6, 2016.

"The Cost of Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households"
Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder. May 9, 2016.

"Immigration and Wages: The New Debate Over the Mariel Boatlift"
Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder. January 12, 2016.
*Also see shorter version for Real Clear Policy*

"Nevada Local Government Employees Are Not Underpaid"
Nevada Policy Research Institute. April 7, 2015.
(with Andrew Biggs)

"Overpaid or Underpaid? A State-by-State Ranking of Public-Employee Compensation"
American Enterprise Institute Working Paper. April 24, 2014.
(with Andrew Biggs)

"How Much Time Do Teachers Spend Working? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey"
Working Paper. September 11, 2013.

“The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S.Taxpayer” 
Heritage Foundation Special Report. May 6, 2013.
(with Robert Rector)

“The Unknown Cost of Federal Student Loans”
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. March 25, 2013.

“Nine Fallacies Used to Defend Public-Sector Pensions” 
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. February 5, 2013.
*See supplement here.*

“The Regnerus Study: Social Science on New Family Structures Met with Intolerance”
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. October 2, 2012. 
(with Jennifer Marshall)

“Government Employees Work Less Than Private Sector Employees”
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. September 11, 2012.

“Understanding Public Pension Costs: The Example of Wisconsin”
Heritage Foundation Issue Brief. May 31, 2012.

“The Real Cost of Public Pensions” 
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. May 31, 2012.

“The Impact of Act 10 on Public Sector Compensation in Wisconsin” 
American Enterprise Institute Working Paper. May 29, 2012. 
(with Andrew Biggs)

“A Better Way to Pay: Five Rules for Reforming Teacher Compensation” 
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. April 24, 2012.

“Contractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government?”
Congressional Testimony Submitted to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. March 13, 2012.
(with Andrew Biggs)

“Federal Pay is Out of Line with Private Sector Pay: CBO Supports Heritage, AEI Conclusions”
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. February 15, 2012. 
(with James Sherk and Andrew Biggs) 
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. 10 January 2012. 
(with Andrew Biggs)

“Assessing the Compensation of Public School Teachers” 
Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis Report. November 1, 2011. 
(with Andrew Biggs)

“Public vs. Private Sector Compensation in Ohio” 
Ohio Business Roundtable. September 14, 2011. 
(with Andrew Biggs)

“No Place for a ‘Diversity Lottery’ in a Rational Immigration Policy” 
Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis Report. June 15, 2011.

“The Myth of Racial Disparities in Public School Funding” 
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. April 20, 2011.

"Examining Federal Pay: A Response to OPM Director John Berry"
Memo to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. April 8, 2011.
(with James Sherk and Andrew Biggs) 

“Public Sector Compensation: Correcting the Economic Policy Institute, Again.” 
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. March 31, 2011. 
(with Andrew Biggs)

“Are California Public Employees Overpaid?”
Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis Report. March 17, 2011. 
(with Andrew Biggs)

“Comparing Federal and Private Sector Compensation” 
American Enterprise Institute Working Paper. March 4, 2011.
(with Andrew Biggs)

“Federal Pay Still Inflated after Controlling for Skills” 
Heritage Foundation Web Memo. September 8, 2010.
(with James Sherk)

“Charter Schools: A Welcome Choice for Parents” 
Heritage Foundation Web Memo. July 28, 2010.