Academic journal article NBER Reporter


Academic journal article NBER Reporter


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Members of the NBER's Education Program met April 11-12 at Stanford University. Program Director Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Andrew Morgan, Minh Nguyen, and Ben Ost, University of Illinois at Chicago; Eric A. Hanushek, Stanford University and NBER; and Steven G. Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago and NBER, "Getting Effective Educators in Hard-to-Staff Schools"

* C. Kirabo Jackson and Laia Navarro-Sola, Northwestern University, and Diether Beuermann and Francisco Pardo, Inter-American Development Bank, "What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of School Output" (NBER Working Paper No. 25432)

* Sarah Cohodes, Columbia University and NBER; Elizabeth Setren, Tufts University; and Christopher R. Walters, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, "Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston's Charter School Sector"

* Hessel Oosterbeek, Sandor Sovago, and Bas van der Klaauw, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, "Why are Schools Segregated? Evidence from the Secondary-School Match in Amsterdam"

* Jeffrey T. Denning, Eric R. Eide, and Merrill Warnick, Brigham Young University, "Why Have College Completion Rates Increased?"

* Ulf Zoelitz, University of Zurich, and Ingo E. Isphording, IZA Bonn, "The Value of a Peer--A New Way to Quantify Individual Spillovers"

* Mauricio Romero, ITAM; Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development; and Wayne A. …

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