Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economics of Education

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economics of Education

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The NBER's Program on the Economics of Education met in Palo Alto on November 10-11. Director Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Judith Scott-Clayton, Columbia University and NBER, and Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Financial Aid, Debt Management, and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Post-College Effects of Merit-Based Aid" (NBER Working Paper No. 22574)

* Hugh Macartney, Duke University and NBER; Robert McMillan, University of Toronto and NBER; and Uros Petronijevic, York University, "A Unifying Framework for Education Policy Analysis"

* Juan Saavedra, University of Southern California and NBER; Dario Maldonado, Universidad de los Andes (Bogota); Lucrecia Santibanez, Claremont Graduate University; and Luis Omar Herrera Prada, Inter-American Development Bank, "Premium or Penalty? Labor Market Returns to Novice Public Sector Teachers"

* Michael D. Bates, University of California, Riverside, and Quentin O. Brummet, Bureau of the Census, "Parental Valuation of School Choice: Evidence from Geographic Boundaries"

* Lauren L. Schmitz, University of Michigan, and Dalton Conley, Princeton University and NBER, "The Effect of Vietnam-Era Conscription and Genetic Potential for Educational Attainment on Schooling Outcomes" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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