IZA - Conference Program


6th IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education

Organizers: Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA), Ingo E. Isphording (IZA)
Date:September 22, 2021 - September 24, 2021

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)

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+++ keynote: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 20 minutes +++
+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Wednesday, September 22:

14:30 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
        Session A: College Choice
  Chair: Ingo E. Isphording (IZA)
15:00 - 15:30   Yang Song (Colgate University), Le Kang (Peking University), Wei Ha (Peking University), Sen Zhou (Peking University)
  "Matching Mechanisms, Justified Envy and College Admissions Outcomes"
15:30 - 16:00   Fanny Landaud (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Eric Maurin (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
  "Aim High and Persevere! Competitive Pressure and Access Gaps in Top Science Graduate Programs"
16:00 - 16:30   Barbara Boelmann (University of Cologne)
  "Women’s Missing Mobility and Higher Education: Evidence from Germany’s University Expansion"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
        Session B: Measuring Educational Quality
  Chair: Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA)
16:45 - 17:15   Christine Mulhern (RAND), Isaac Opper (RAND Corporation)
  "Measuring and Summarizing the Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Effectiveness"
17:15 - 17:45   Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania), Paolo Martellini (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Todd Schoellman (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
  "Alma Mater Matters: College Quality, Talent and Development"
17:45 - 18:15   Barbara Biasi (Yale School of Management and IZA), Song Ma (Yale School of Management)
  "The Education-Innovation Gap"
18:15 - 18:30   Break
        Parallel Session C 1: Schools
  Chair: Samuel Stemper (Harvard University)
18:30 - 19:00   Krzysztof Karbownik (Emory University and IZA), David Figlio (Northwestern University and IZA), Cassandra Hart (University of California, Davis)
  "Competitive Effects of Charter Schools"
19:00 - 19:30   Viviana Rodriguez (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rahul Gupta (Georgetown University)
  "The Role of Large Firm Locations in Shaping U.S. Public School Administration"
19:30 - 20:00   Samuel Stemper (Harvard University)
  "Budget Hawks on the Board: School Boards, Education Finance and Education Production"
        Parallel Session C 2: Peer Effects
  Chair: Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University)
18:30 - 19:00   Ulrike Unterhofer (University of Basel)
  "Peer Effects in Active Labor Market Policies"
19:00 - 19:30   Andrei Gorshkov (Uppsala University), Alexander Fischer (Aarhus University), Trondur Sandoy (University of Faroe Islands), Jeanette Walldorf (Copenhagen Business School)
  "Peers and Careers: Labor Market Effects of Alumni Networks"
19:30 - 20:00   Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University), Menaka Hampole (Northwestern University), Ashley Wong (Northwestern University)
  "Peer Effects and the Gender Gap in Corporate Leadership: Evidence from MBA Students"
        Parallel Session C 3: Intergenerational Mobility
  Chair: Alessandro Toppeta (University College London)
18:30 - 19:00   Aiday Sikhova (Ohio State University)
  "Understanding the Effect of Parental Education and Financial Resources on the Intergenerational Transmission of Income"
19:00 - 19:30   Maximilian W. Müller (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Unpacking Intergenerational (Im-)Mobility: Student vs. Parent Career Preferences"
19:30 - 20:00   Alessandro Toppeta (University College London), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Hugo Reis (Bank of Portugal and IZA)
  "The Evolving Geography of Educational Mobility in Europe"
20:00 - 20:30   Get-Together

Thursday, September 23:

14:45 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
        Session D: Teachers and Headteachers
  Chair: Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA)
15:00 - 15:30   Christina Brown (University of Chicago), Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College)
  "Subjective versus Objective Incentives and Teacher Productivity"
15:30 - 16:00   Adrienne Lucas (University of Delaware), Sabrin Beg (University of Delaware), Anne Fitzpatrick (University of Massachusetts Boston)
  "Improving Public Sector Service Delivery: The Importance of Management"
16:00 - 16:30   Guilherme Lichand (University of Zurich), Sharon Wolf (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Arm-Wrestling in the Classroom: The Non-Monotonic Effects of Monitoring Teachers"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
16:45 - 17:45   Keynote:
  Chair: Ingo E. Isphording (IZA)
    Caterina Calsamiglia (IPEG and IZA), Andreu Arenas (IPEG)
  "The Design of University Entrance Exams and Its Implications for Gender Gaps"
17:45 - 18:00   Break
        Parallel Session E 1: Behavior
  Chair: Francesca Salvati (Bank of Italy and IZA)
18:00 - 18:30   Henning Hermes (NHH Bergen, Norway and IZA), Daniel Schunk (University of Mainz), Eva Berger (German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden), Kirsten Winkel (University of Mainz), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Teaching Self-Regulation"
18:30 - 19:00   Ziteng Lei (University of California, Santa Barbara), Le Kang (Peking University), Yang Song (Colgate University), Peng Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
  "Gender Differences in Reactions to Failure in High-Stakes Competition: Evidence from the National College Entrance Exam Retakes"
19:00 - 19:30   Francesca Salvati (Bank of Italy and IZA), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Yyannu Cruz Aguayo (Inter-American Development Bank), Norbert Schady (World Bank)
  "The Effect of Classroom Rank on Learning throughout Elementary School: Experimental Evidence from Ecuador"
        Parallel Session E 2: Peer Effects and Gender
  Chair: Ashley Wong (Northwestern University)
18:00 - 18:30   Javier Garcia-Brazales (CEMFI)
  "Unlearning Traditionalism: The Long-Run Effects of Schools on Gender Attitudes"
18:30 - 19:00   Demid Getik (Lund University), Armando Meier (University of Lausanne)
  "Early Socialization and the Gender Wage Gap"
19:00 - 19:30   Ashley Wong (Northwestern University), Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University)
  "Undergraduate Gender Diversity and Scientific Research"
        Parallel Session E 3: Education Policy
  Chair: Sofoklis Goulas (Stanford University)
18:00 - 18:30   Nozomi Nakajima (Harvard University)
  "Evidence-Based Decisions and Education Policymakers"
18:30 - 19:00   Zachary Bleemer (Harvard University)
  "Top Percent Policies and the Return to Postsecondary Selectivity"
19:00 - 19:30   Sofoklis Goulas (Stanford University), Silvia Griselda (Bocconi University), Rigissa Megalokonomou (University of Queensland and IZA)
  "Compulsory Class Attendance versus Autonomy"
19:30 - 20:00   Get-Together

Friday, September 24:

14:45 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
        Parallel Session F 1: Choice and Access
  Chair: Andrei Munteanu (McGill University)
15:00 - 15:30   Mariana Laverde (Boston College)
  "Unequal Assignments to Public Schools and the Limits of School Choice"
15:30 - 16:00   Mikkel Høst Gandil (University of Oslo)
  "Substitution Effects in College Admissions"
16:00 - 16:30   Andrei Munteanu (McGill University)
  "School Choice, Student Sorting and Academic Performance"
        Parallel Session F 2: Information
  Chair: Ellen Greaves (University of Bristol)
15:00 - 15:30   Nicolás Salamanca (Melbourne Institute and IZA), Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA), Tiffany Ho (Life Course Centre)
  "Parental Responses to Children’s Achievement Test Results"
15:30 - 16:00   Ellen Greaves (University of Bristol), Iftikhar Hussain (University of Sussex)
  "The Importance of School Quality Ratings for School Choices: Evidence from a Nationwide System"
16:00 - 16:30   Peter Bergman (Columbia University and IZA), Elizabeth Kopko (Columbia University), Julio Rodriguez (Columbia University)
  "Using Predictive Analytics to Track Students: Evidence from a Seven-College Experiment"
        Parallel Session F 3: Minorities
  Chair: Maria Zhu (Syracuse University)
15:00 - 15:30   Yuval Ofek-Shanny (FAU, Erlangen Nuremberg)
  "Assessment of Minorities Ability Using Low-Stakes Tests - Evidence from PISA and a Field Experiment"
15:30 - 16:00   Ying Shi (Syracuse University and IZA), Maria Zhu (Syracuse University)
  "Equal Time for Equal Crime? Racial Bias in School Discipline"
16:00 - 16:30   Maria Zhu (Syracuse University), Ying Shi (Syracuse University and IZA)
  ""Model Minorities" in the Classroom? Positive Bias towards Asian Students and its Consequences"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
16:45 - 18:15   Policy Panel on Ways Out of the Education Crisis Triggered by School Closures during the Pandemic
  Chair: Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA)

Birgitta Rabe (University of Essex and IZA)
Emily Oster (Brown University)
Matthew Kraft (Brown University)
Helena Skyt Nielsen (University of Aarhus and IZA)