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SI 2014 Economics of Education

Caroline M. Hoxby, Organizer

July 23, 2014

Charles Rooms AB

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA




Joint morning session with Labor Studies group

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Thomas Dee, Stanford University and NBER
Will Dobbie, Princeton University
Brian Jacob, University of Michigan and NBER
Jonah Rockoff, Columbia University and NBER
Rules and Discretion in the Evaluation of Students and Schools: The Case of the New York Regents Examinations

10:00 am

Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Sally Hudson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER
Smart Money: A Randomized Evaluation of Targeted Post-Secondary Aid

11:00 am


11:15 am

Miguel Urquiola, Columbia University and NBER
W. Bentley MacLeod, Columbia University and NBER
Juan Saavedra, University of Southern California
Evan Riehl, Columbia University
The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes

12:15 pm


1:15 pm

David Deming, Harvard University and NBER

Amira Abulafi, NBER

Noam Yuchtman, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University and NBER
Lawrence Katz, Harvard University and NBER
An Experimental Study of the Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market

2:15 pm

Joshua Goodman, Harvard University and NBER
Michael Hurwitz, College Board
Jonathan Smith, College Board
Initial College Choice and Degree Completion: Exploiting Variation in College Access Generated by Admissions Test Score Thresholds

3:15 pm

George Bulman, University of California at Santa Cruz
Caroline Hoxby, Stanford University and NBER
Jonathan Meer, Texas A&M University and NBER
The Effect of Teach For America on College-Going among Poor Students

4:15 pm


6:00 pm

Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel