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Education Program and Childrens Program Meetings

Janet Currie and Caroline M. Hoxby, Organizers

April 30-May 1, 2015

2nd Floor Conference Room
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138



Thursday, April 30:

Education Program Meeting

8:15 am

Bus Departs from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Judith Scott-Clayton, Columbia University and NBER
Lauren Schudde, Columbia University
Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid

10:00 am

Sarah R. Cohodes, Harvard University
The Long-Run Impacts of Tracking High-Achieving Students: Evidence from Bostonís Advanced Work Class

11:00 am


11:15 am

Hugh Macartney, Duke University and NBER
Robert McMillan, University of Toronto and NBER
Uros Petronijevic, University of Toronto
Incentive Design in Education: An Empirical Analysis

12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Nicola Bianchi, Stanford University
The General Equilibrium Effects of Educational Expansion

2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Cassandra Hart, University of California, Davis
Elizabeth Friedmann, University of California, Davis
Michael Hill, University of California, Davis
Online Course-taking and Student Outcomes in California Community Colleges

3:30 pm

Markus Nagler, University of Munich
Marc Piopiunik, IFO
Martin R. West, Harvard University and NBER
Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recession at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness

4:30 pm


4:45 pm

Bus Departs from the NBER for the Royal Sonesta Hotel

6:15 pm

Group Dinner
Bambara Restaurant at the Hotel Marlowe
(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Friday, May 1

Childrens Program Meeting

8:00 am

Bus Departs from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
Lawrence Katz, Harvard University and NBER
The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment

9:45 am

Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University and NBER
Rohini Pande, Harvard University and NBER
Why Are Indian Children So Short?

10:45 am


11:00 am

Randall Akee, University of California at Los Angeles
Emilia Simeonova, Johns Hopkins University and NBER
How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?

12:00 n


1:00 pm

Krzysztof Karbownik, Northwestern University
Anthony Wray,
Northwestern University
Childhood Health and Long-run Economic Opportunity in Victorian England

2:00 pm


2:15 pm

Tom Vogl, Princeton University and NBER
Intergenerational Transmission and the Fertility Transition

3:15 pm

Kasey Buckles, University of Notre Dame and NBER
Daniel M. Hungerman, University of Notre Dame and NBER
The Incidental Fertility Effects of School Condom Distribution Programs

4:15 pm