Economics of Education

Caroline M. Hoxby, Organizer

November 1-2, 2018

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, November 1
9:30 am
Continental Breakfast - Riverfront Room
10:00 am
David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
Kadeem L. Noray, Harvard University

STEM Careers and Technological Change
10:50 am
Break
11:10 am
Andrew C. Johnston, University of California, Merced and NBER

Teacher Utility, Separating Equilibria, and Optimal Compensation: Evidence from a Discrete-Choice Experiment
12:00 pm
Sam E. Asher, Imperial College Business School
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
Charlie Rafkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Getting Signal from Interval Data: Theory and Applications to Mortality and Intergenerational Mobility
12:50 pm
Lunch - Parkview Room
2:00 pm
James Berry, University of Delaware
Priya Mukherjee, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pricing Private Education in Urban India: Demand, Use and Impact
2:50 pm
Break
3:10 pm
Matthew D. Baird, RAND Corporation
Mike Kofoed, United States Military Academy at West Point
Trey Miller, American Institutes for Research
Jennie Wenger, RAND Corporation

For-Profi t Higher Education Responsiveness to Price Shocks: An Investigation of Changes in Post 9-11 GI Bill Allowed Maximum Tuitions (slides)
4:50 pm
Adjourn
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Royal Sonesta Hotel, Longfellow Room
Friday, November 2
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast - Riverfront Room
8:30 am
Adam Lavecchia, McMaster University
Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto and NBER
Robert S. Brown, Toronto District School Board

Long-run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education
9:20 am
Meredith Phillips, University of California at Los Angeles
Sarah J. Reber, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

When “Low Touch” is Not Enough: Evidence from a Random Assignment College Access Field Experiment
10:10 am
Break
10:25 am
Eric Nielsen, Federal Reserve Board

Test Items, Outcomes, and Achievement Gaps
11:15 am
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Vanderbilt University
Andreas de Barros, MIT
Deon Filmer, The World Bank

Long-Term Impacts of Alternative Approaches to Increase Schooling: Experimental Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia
12:05 pm
Lunch - Parkview Room
1:05 pm
Michael Gilraine, New York University and NBER
Robert McMillan, University of Toronto and NBER

Enrollment Manipulation, Class Size Caps and Educational Segregation
1:55 pm
Susan Dynarski, Harvard University and NBER
Carmello Libassi, College Board
Katherine Michelmore, University of Michigan and NBER
Stephanie Owen, Colby College

Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
2:45 pm
Adjourn