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Economics of Education Program Meeting

Caroline M. Hoxby, Organizer

November 19-20, 2015

2nd Floor Conference Room
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA



Thursday, November 19

9:15 am

Scott E. Carrell, University of California at Davis and NBER
Mark Hoekstra, Texas A&M University and NBER
Elira Kuka, Southern Methodist University
The Long-Run Effects of Disruptive Peers

Methods Symposium

10:15 am

Sample Selection Corrections
Rob Garlick, Duke University

Joshua M. Hyman, University of Connecticut

Data vs Methods: Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Alternative Sample Selection Corrections for Missing College Entrance Exam Score Data

10:45 am


11:00 am

A Novel, Discontinuity-Based Test for Endogeneity
Gregorio S. Caetano, University of Rochester
Joshua Kinsler, University of Rochester
Hao Teng, University of Rochester
Towards Consistent Estimates of Children’s Time Allocation on Skill Development

11:30 am

Information in Cardinal versus Ordinal Test Scores
Eric Nielsen, Federal Reserve Board
Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability

12:00 noon

The Frailty of Regression Kink Methods
George Bulman, University of California at Santa Cruz

Caroline M. Hoxby, Stanford University and NBER

The Returns to the Federal Tax Credits for Higher Education

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Douglas N. Harris, Tulane University
Matthew Larsen, University of California at Davis
The Effects of the New Orleans Post-Katrina School Reforms on Student Academic Outcomes

2:30 pm

Michael Dinerstein, University of Chicago
Troy D. Smith, Stanford University
Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies

3:30 pm


3:45 pm

Esteban M. Aucejo, London School of Economics
Jonathan James, California Polytechnic State University

The Path to College Education: Are Verbal Skills More Important than Math Skills?  

4:45 pm


6:15 pm

Taylor Room at Le Meridien, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA

Friday, November 20

8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Andrew C. Barr, Texas A&M University
Sarah Turner, University of Virginia and NBER
Aid and Encouragement: Does a Letter Increase Enrollment Among UI Recipients?

9:40 am

Michael D. Bates, Michigan State University
Public and Private Learning in the Market for Teachers: Evidence from the Adoption of Value-Added Measures

10:30 am


10:45 am

Marc Gurgand, Paris School of Economics
Clement de Chaisemartin, University of Warwick
Ready for Boarding? The Ambiguous Effects of a Boarding School for Disadvantaged Students

11:35 am


12:35 pm

Massimo Anelli, Bocconi University
Returns to Elite College Education: a Quasi-experimental Analysis

1:25 pm


1:40 pm

Richard Murphy, University of Texas at Austin
Gillian Wyness, UCL Institute of Education
Testing Means-Tested Aid

2:30 pm

Rodney Andrews, University of Texas at Dallas and NBER
Scott A. Imberman, Michigan State University and NBER
Michael Lovenheim, Cornell University and NBER
The Effects of Targeted Recruitment and Comprehensive Supports for Low-Income High Achievers at Elite Universities: Evidence from Texas Flagships

3:30 pm