Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Education Program

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Education Program

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The NBER's Program on Education, directed by Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University, met at Stanford on November 10 and 11, 2011. The following papers were discussed:

* Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego and NBER, "Long-Term Effects of Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India"

* Debopam Bhattacharya, Shin Kanaya, and Margaret Stevens, University of Oxford, "A Test of Fair Treatment with Application to University Admissions"

* Robert Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz; Florian Hoffmann, University of British Columbia; and Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto and NBER, "A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom" (NBER Working Paper No. 17381)

* Sa Bui and Steven G. Craig, University of Houston, and Scott A. Imberman, University of Houston and NBER, "Is Gifted Education a Bright Idea? Assessing the Impacts of Gifted and Talented Programs on Students" (NBER Working Paper No. 17089)

* Rajashri Chakrabarti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Incentives and Responses under No Child Left Behind: Credible Threats and the Role of Competition"

* Katja Kaufmann, Fernanda Brollo, and Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University, "Learning about the Enforcement of Conditional Welfare Programs and Behavioral Responses: Evidence from Bolsa Familia in Brazil"

* Joshua Goodman, Harvard University, "The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure, and Human Capital Accumulation"

* Todd R. …

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