Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Education and Children

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Education and Children

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The NBER's Program on Children and the NBER's Program on Education met in Chicago on April 20-21. Co-directors of the NBER Program on Children Janet Currie of Princeton University and Anna Aizer of Brown University and Director of the NBER's Program on Education Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University organized this joint meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Esther Duflo, MIT and NBER; Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University and NBER; and Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER, "The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana"

* Natalie Bau, University of Toronto, and Jishnu Das, World Bank, "The Misallocation of Pay and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from the Labor Market for Teachers"

* Nicola Bianchi, Northwestern University, and Michela Giorcelli, University of California, Los Angeles, "Scientific Education and Innovation: From Technical Diplomas to University STEM Degrees"

* Barbara Biasi, Stanford University, "Unions, Salaries, and the Market for Teachers: Evidence from Wisconsin"

* Matthew A. Kraft, Brown University, "Teacher Effects on Complex Cognitive Skills and Social-Emotional Competencies"

* David N. Figlio, Northwestern University and NBER; Paola Giuliano, University of California, Los Angeles, and NBER; Umut Ozek, American Institutes for Research; and Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University and NBER, "Long-Term Orientation and Educational Performance" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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