IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education
October 10, 2024 - October 11, 2024

IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

October 10, 2024 - October 11, 2024
IZA, Bonn
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Organizers: Ingo E. Isphording (IZA), Pia Pinger (University of Cologne and IZA)
Event Manager: Viola Hartmann

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+++ keynote: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 20 minutes +++
+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, October 10

08:30 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00

Welcome Remarks


Session A: Labor Markets

09:00 - 09:40

Didier Fouarge (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA), Bart de Koning (Cornell University), Robert Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA)
"Correcting Beliefs about Job Opportunities and Wages: A Field Experiment on Education Choices"

10:20 - 11:00

Stefan C. Wolter (University of Bern and IZA), Daniel Goller (University of Bern), Christian Gschwendt (University of Bern)
"'This Time It’s Different' - Generative Artificial Intelligence and Occupational Choice"

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Keynote Lecture

Basit Zafar (University of Michigan and IZA)
"-- to be announced --"

12:30 - 13:30



Session B: Policy

13:30 - 14:10

Jeffrey T. Denning (University of Notre Dame and IZA), Palaash Bhargava (Columbia University), Sandra Black (Columbia University and IZA), Oded Gurantz (University of Colorado), Robert Fairlie (UCLA and IZA)
"Family Ties: The Effects of the Price of College on Parent and Student Finances"

14:10 - 14:50

Emma Duchini (University of Essex), Victor Lavy (University of Warwick and IZA), Stephen Machin (LSE and IZA), Shqiponja Telhaj (University of Sussex)
"School Management Takeover, Leadership Change, and Personnel Policy"

14:50 - 15:30

Lesley J. Turner (Harris School, University of Chicago and IZA), Tomas Monarrez (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
"The Effect of Student Loan Payment Burdens on Borrower Outcomes"

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break


Session C: Gender

17:20 - 18:00

Olga B. Stoddard (Brigham Young University and IZA), Kristy Buzard (Syracuse University), Laura Gee (Tufts University and IZA)
"Who You Gonna Call? Gender Inequality in External Demands for Parental Involvement"



Friday, October 11


Session D: Peers

08:30 - 09:10

Hikaru Kawarazaki (University College London)
"A Rotten Apple: Begetting Criminal Skills from School Peers"

09:50 - 10:30

Nina Guyon (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
"Desegregating Schools: Evidence from Middle School Closures in Deprived Neighborhoods"

10:30 - 11:30

Poster Session and Coffee Break

Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA), Pascal Achard (CREST), Michèle Belot (Cornell University and IZA)
"When Parents Work from Home"

Jan Feld (Victoria University of Wellington and IZA), Alexandra de Gendre (University of Melbourne and IZA), Nicolas Salamanca (University of Melbourne and IZA), Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich and IZA)
"Same-Sex Teacher Effects"

Sonja Kovacevic (University of Cologne)
"It’s All About What You Learn. Isolating the Human Capital Component in the Returns to Higher Education"

Sebastian Riedmiller (MPI for Research on Collective Goods)
"Correcting Misperceptions: A Field Study on Increasing Financial Student Aid Applications"

Sascha Strobl (Fraunhofer FIT), Sebastian Riedmiller (MPI for Research on Collective Goods)
"Identifying the Information Gap: Measuring the Role of Misperceptions in Student Aid Non-Take-Up"


Session E: Skills

11:30 - 12:10

Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA), Silvia Saccardo (Carnegie Mellon University), Sally Sadoff (UC San Diego)
"Sleep: Educational Impact and Habit Formation"

12:10 - 12:50

Paul Garcia (University of Essex), Emilia Del Bono (ISER, University of Essex and IZA), Ben Etheridge (University of Essex)
"The Economic Value of Childhood Socio-Emotional Skills"

12:50 - 13:30

Alessandro Toppeta (SOFI, Stockholm University), Samuel Berlinski (IDB and IZA), Michele Giannola (University of Naples Federico II)
"Effective Families or Effective Schools? Experimental Evidence on Fostering Children's Numeracy"

13:30 - 13:40

Closing Remarks

13:40 - 14:40



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