Kalamazoo Promise: Research

Current & Recent Research

The Merits of Universal Scholarships: Benefit-Cost Evidence from the Kalamazoo Promise
Timothy J. Bartik, Upjohn Institute
Brad Hershbein, Upjohn Institute
Marta Lachowska, Upjohn Institute
(Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 16-252)
February 2016

Migration and Housing Price Effects of Place-Based College Scholarships
Timothy J. Bartik, Upjohn Institute
Nathan Sotherland, Upjohn Institute
(Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 15-245)
November 2015


Promise Nation: Transforming Communities through Place-Based Scholarships
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute
An Upjohn Press WEfocus book available for free download
October 2015


The Impact of Promise Programs: What Do We Know?
Slides from the PromiseNet 2015 research plenary session
November 10, 2015


The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion
Timothy J. Bartik, Upjohn Institute
Brad J. Hershbein, Upjohn Institute
Marta Lachowska, Upjohn Institute
(Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 15-229)

June 2015
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The Kalamazoo Promise and Changing Perceptions of the Kalamazoo Public Schools
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute
Jenna Fiore, Upjohn Institute
(Upjohn Institute Policy Paper No. 13-016)
December 2013


A Second Look at Enrollment Changes after the Kalamazoo Promise
Brad J. Hershbein
(Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 13-200)
June 2013


The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice: An Analysis of Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center Graduates
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute
Bridget Timmeney, Upjohn Institute
(Upjohn Institute Policy Paper 2013-014)
February 2013


The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes
Timothy Bartik, Upjohn Institute
Marta Lachowska, Upjohn Institute and Stockholm University
(Upjohn Institute Working Paper 12-186)
August 2012


The Value of Universal Eligibility in Promise Scholarship Programs
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute Research Fellow
(Expanded newsletter article)
October 2011


The Kalamazoo Promise: Enrollment and Achievement Trends in Kalamazoo Public Schools
Timothy Bartik, Upjohn Institute
Randall Eberts, Upjohn Institute
Wei-Jang Huang, Upjohn Institute
Presented at the PromiseNet 2010 Conference, June 2010.
Paper | PowerPoint


The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo 
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute Research Fellow
Upjohn Institute Press, 2009


The Kalamazoo Promise as a Model for an American Promise 
Timothy J. Bartik, Upjohn Research
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute Research Fellow
Employment Research 16(3): 11, 2009


A Simple Gift? The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on Economic Revitalization
Michelle Miller-Adams, Upjohn Institute Research Fellow
Employment Research 13(3): [1]-2; 5-6, 2006