IZA - Conference Program


2nd IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education

Organizers: Ingo E. Isphording (IZA), Ian Walker (Lancaster University and IZA)
Location:University Club, Konviktstraße 9, 53113 Bonn
Date:September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Monday, September 25:

08:00 - 08:45   Registration
08:45 - 09:00   Opening Remarks
        Session A: Tracking and Grades
09:00 - 09:40   Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (London School of Economics), Stephen Machin (London School of Economics and IZA), Sandra McNally (London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Entry Through the Narrow Door: The Costs of Just Failing High Stakes Exams"
09:40 - 10:20   Joseph Regan-Stansfield (Lancaster University), Richard Murphy (University of Texas at Austin), Gill Wyness (UCL Institute of Education)
  "The Impact of Boycotting Standardised Tests on Later Test Outcomes"
10:20 - 11:00   Kristina Strohmaier (Ruhr University Bochum), Aderonke Osikominu (University of Hohenheim and IZA), Gregor Pfeifer (University of Hohenheim)
  "Heterogeneous Effects of Secondary School Tracking Reform: A Disaggregated Synthetic Control Approach"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Keynote Speech
11:30 - 12:30   David N. Figlio (Northwestern University and IZA), David Autor (MIT), Krzysztof Karbownik (Northwestern University), Jeffrey Roth (University of Florida), Melanie Wasserman (UCLA)
  "Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Student Achievement"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session B: Personality and Gender
13:30 - 14:10   Ingo Outes-Leon (University of Oxford), Alan Sanchez (Grade, Peru), Renos Vakis (World Bank)
  "Growth Mindset at Scale: Impact of a Psychosocial Intervention on Secondary School Attainment in Peru"
14:10 - 14:50   Miriam Gensowski (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Steven Ludeke (University of Southern Denmark), Oliver P. John (University of California Berkeley), Simon Calmar Andersen (Aarhus University)
  "The Role of Personality in the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Accomplishment: Results from a Genetically-informative, Nation-wide Assessment of Public School Students"
14:50 - 15:30   Anne Ardila Brenøe (University of Copenhagen and IZA)
  "Sibling Gender Composition and Participation in STEM Education"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session C: Parents
16:00 - 16:40   Ricardo Estrada (Development Bank of Latin America), Ines Berniell (University of La Plata)
  "Poor Little Children: The Socioeconomic Gap in Parental Responses to School Unreadiness"
16:40 - 17:20   Eric Chan (Columbia University), Peter Bergman (Columbia University)
  "Leveraging Technology to Engage Parents at Scale: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial"
17:20 - 18:00   Nina Cunha (Stanford University), Guilherme Lichand (University of Zurich), Ricardo Madeira (University of São Paulo ), Eric Bettinger (Stanford University)
  "What Is It About Communicating With Parents?"

Tuesday, September 26:

        Session D: Teachers Matter
09:00 - 09:40   Adriana Di Liberto (University of Cagliari and IZA), Laura Casula (University of Cagliari)
  "Teacher Assessments Versus Standardized Tests: Is Acting "Girly" and Advantage?"
09:40 - 10:20   Seth Gershenson (Vanderbilt University and IZA), Nicholas W. Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University and IZA), Kyungmin Kang (Johns Hopkins University)
  "Teacher Expectations Matter"
10:20 - 11:00   Nicholas W. Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University and IZA), Seth Gershenson (American University and IZA), Cassandra M.D. Hart (University of California, Davis), Constance A. Lindsay (American University)
  "The Long Run Impacts of Same Race Teachers"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Poster Session
    Valentin Wagner (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  "Seeking Risk or Answering Smart? Framing in Elementary Schools"
    Lukas Kießling (University of Bonn), Jonas Radbruch (University of Bonn and IZA), Sebastian Schaube (University of Bonn)
  "How self-selection affects peer interactions"
    Fabian Kosse (briq and IZA)
  "(In)Equality of Opportunity, Mentoring, and Critical Educational Decisions"
    Ulf Zölitz (briq and IZA), Bart Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA), Arjan Non (Maastricht University and IZA)
  "The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement"
    Benjamin Elsner (IZA), Ingo Isphording (IZA)
  "The Limits of Natural Variation: The Simultaneous Treatment Problem and the Estimation of Peer Effects"
    Florian Wozny (IZA), Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
  "Long-term Effects of Radiation on Cognitive Functioning"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session E: Teacher Incentives
13:30 - 14:10   Marco Nieddu (Pompeu Fabra University), Matteo Bobba (TSE and IZA), Christopher Neilson (Princeton University - NBER - Microsoft research), Gianmarco Leon (UPF - Barcelona GSE and IPEG), Camila Alva (MIDIS, Government of Peru)
  "Teacher Wages, Student Achievement and the Recruitment of Talent in Rural Peru"
14:10 - 14:50   Alejandra Ramos (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Samuel Berlinski (Inter-American Development Bank and IZA)
  "Does Rewarding Pedagogical Excellence Keep Teachers in the Classroom? Evidence from a Voluntary Award Program"
14:50 - 15:30   Joniada Milla (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  "Teacher Incentives and Sorting: Performance Pay in Secondary Education"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session F: Feedback, School Ressources
16:00 - 16:40   Mira Fischer (University of Cologne), Valentin Wagner (University of Düsseldorf)
  "Effects of Timing and Reference Frame of Feedback: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Secondary Schools"
16:40 - 17:20   Henning Müller (University of Mainz), Martin Huschens (University of Mainz), Franz Rothlauf (University of Mainz), Daniel Schunk (University of Mainz)
  "Effects of Performance Transparency in a Mathematics E-Learning Application: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial"
17:20 - 18:00   Karen van der Wiel (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and IZA), Joppe de Ree (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
  "Does Targeted School Budget Support Reduce Achievement Inequality within Schools?"
19:00       Dinner

Wednesday, September 27:

        Session G: Conflict and Crime
09:00 - 09:40   Rosario Maria Ballatore (Bank of Italy), Marco Paccagnella (OECD), Marco Tonello (Bank of Italy)
  "Bullied Because Younger than My Mates? The Effect of Age Rank on Victimization at School"
09:40 - 10:20   Livia Menezes (University of Leicester), Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner (University of Leicester)
  "Afraid to go to School? Estimating the Effect of Community Violence on Schooling Outcomes."
10:20 - 11:00   Rashmi Barua (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Marian Vidal-Fernández (University of Sydney and IZA)
  "Wheeling into School and Out of Crime: Evidence from Linking Driving Licenses to Minimum Academic Requirements"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session H: Field Experiments
11:30 - 12:10   Ernesto Villanueva (Bank of Spain), Olympia Bover (Bank of Spain), Laura Hospido (Bank of Spain and IZA)
  "The Impact of High School Financial Education on Financial Knowledge and Choices: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Spain"
12:10 - 12:50   Oswaldo Molina (Universidad del Pacifico), Hugo Ñopo (GRADE and IZA), Italo Gutierrez (RAND)
  "Fighting Bullying: An RCT Intervention in Peru"
12:50 - 13:30   Steven Lehrer (Queen's University), Weili Ding (Queen's University)
  "Estimating Context-Independent Treatment Effects in Education Experiments"
13:30 - 14:00   Concluding Remarks