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CEP Discussion Paper
It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time Andrés Barrios F. and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20


Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools

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CEP Discussion Paper
What’s in a Name? Expectations, Heuristics and Choice During a Period of Radical School Reform Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1477:
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; C23; D03


Tags: school reform; choice and autonomy; parental preferences; heuristic-based decision making

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CEP Discussion Paper
Larrikin Youth: New Evidence on Crime and Schooling Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar
November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1456:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: youth crime; schooling

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CEP Discussion Paper
STEM Graduates and Secondary School Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? Marta De Philippis
August 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1443:
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JEL Classification: J16; J24; I28; I21


Tags: university education; high school curriculum; stem

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CEP Discussion Paper
Crime, Compulsory Schooling Laws and Education Brian Bell, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1374:
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JEL Classification: I2; K42


Tags: crime; education; compulsory schooling laws

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CEP Discussion Paper
Job Loss at Home: Children's School Performance During the Great Recession in Spain Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1364:
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JEL Classification: I20; I24; J63; J65


Tags: parental job loss; school performance; great recession

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance Esteban Aucejo and Teresa Foy Romano
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1302:
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JEL Classification: I20


Tags: absences; days; schools; teachers

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CEP Discussion Paper
Education and Health Knowledge: Evidence from UK Compulsory Schooling Reforms David W. Johnston, Grace Lordan, Michael A. Shields and Agne Suziedelyte September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1297:
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JEL Classification: I20; I10; I12


Tags: education; health; knowledge; compulsory schooling; causality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early, Late or Never? When Does Parental Education Impact Child Outcomes? Matt Dickson, Paul Gregg and Harriet Robinson
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1295:
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JEL Classification: I20; J62; J24


Tags: intergenerational mobility; schooling; child development; alspac

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Does management matter in schools? Renata Lemos
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP424:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014


Tags: education; management; school management index; pupil outcomes; school performance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Better School Accessibility on Student outcomes Kenzo Asahi
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0156:
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JEL Classification: R42; H41; I29


Tags: school accessibility; subway; test scores; student achievement; transport innovations

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CEP Discussion Paper
Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes Charlotte Cabane and Andrew E. Clark
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1253:
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JEL Classification: J24; J13; L83; I2


Tags: job characteristics; education; sport; school

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Subjective Performance Evaluation in the Public Sector: Evidence from School Inspections Iftikhar Hussain
February 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0135:
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JEL Classification: H11; I20; I28


Tags: subjective performance evaluation; gaming behavior; school inspections.

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
January 2012
Paper No' CEEDP0132:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Evaluation of English Education Policies Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
December 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0131:
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JEL Classification: I2


Tags: educational inequality; evaluation; school policies

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Note on Schooling in Development Accounting Francesco Caselli and Antonio Ciccone
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1102:
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JEL Classification: I28; J24


Tags: schooling; production; efficiency; human capital; development accounting; growth accounting

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo September 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0128:
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JEL Classification: R0; I21; H52;


Tags: urban schools; education; resources;


This paper has been published as:
Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) Discussion Paper No. 90
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo August 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0090:
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JEL Classification: R0; I21; H52


Tags: urban schools; education; resources

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CEP Occasional Paper
Houses and Schools: Valuation of School Quality through then Housing Market - EALE 2010 Presidential Address Stephen Machin May 2011
Paper No' CEPOP29:
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JEL Classification: H4;R21


Tags: house prices; school quality

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Post-16 Educational Choices and Institutional Value Added at Key Stage 5 Claire Crawford, Elena Meschi and Anna Vignoles
April 2011
Paper No' CEEDP0124:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

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CEP Discussion Paper
School Proximity and Child Labor Evidence from Rurul Tanzania Florence Kondylis and Marco Manacorda
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1035:
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JEL Classification: J22; J82; O12; O55


Tags: distance to school; child labor; school enrolment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0063:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0122:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Starting School And Leaving Welfare: The Impact of Public Education on Lone Parents' Welfare Receipt Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0121:
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JEL Classification: I21; J22


Tags: labour supply; school entry; regression discontinuity; lone parents; welfare receipt

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
When do Better Schools Raise Housing Prices? Evidence from Paris Public and Private Schools Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet
October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0119:
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JEL Classification: H41;I21;I28;R21


Tags: school attendance zones; private schools; housing markets; residential segregation

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies Across Countries and of Schools within Countries Richard Freeman, Stephen Machin and Martina Viarengo August 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0117:
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JEL Classification: H5;I20;J24;J68;O15;P5


Tags: educational attainment; schools; inequality

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CEP Policy Analysis
A Note on Academy School Policy Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
July 2010
Paper No' CEPPA011:
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Tags: schools; education; academies

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Minimum Wages and Schooling: Evidence from the UK's Introduction of a National Minimum Wage Patricia Rice
May 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0050:
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JEL Classification: J22; J24; J38


Tags: minimum wages; enrolment in schooling; natural experiment approach

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Century of Education Christian Morrisson and Fabrice Murtin
September 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0109:
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Tags: education; school enrolment; inequality

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Length of Compulsory Education and Voter Turnout - Evidence from a Staged Reform Panu Pelkonen
September 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0108:
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JEL Classification: H23; I21


Tags: education; externalities; voting; school reform

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
To Leave or Not to Leave? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of the Impact of Failing High School Exit Exam Dongshu Ou
August 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0107:
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JEL Classification: I21; I28; J24


Tags: high school exit exam; student dropout; regression discontinuity

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Valuing School Quality Using Boundary Discontinuities Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
March 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0018:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R21


Tags: house prices; school quality; boundary discontinuities

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
School Quality, Child Wellbeing and Parents Satisfaction Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
January 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0103:
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JEL Classification: I20;H75;Z0


Tags: school quality; wellbeing; happiness and satisfaction; subjective measures

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Cost of Grade Retention Marco Manacorda
July 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0878:
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JEL Classification: I21; I22; J20


Tags: grade retention; school drop-out; regression discontinuity; sorting

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Austria: Evidence from Failed Firms Josef Fersterer and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
February 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0088:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31


Tags: human capital; returns to schooling; firm-based training; ability bias


This paper has been published as:
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110(4), pp.733-753, 2008
CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Competition for private and state school teachers Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
January 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0094:
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Tags: private schools; state schools; independent schools; teachers' labour markets

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
When You Are Born Matters: The Imapct of Date of Birth on Child Cognitive Outcomes in England Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Costas Meghir October 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0093:
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Tags: birth effects; birth penalties; school start dates; cognitive outcomes

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Is Free School Meal Status a Valid Proxy for Socio-Economic Status (in Schools Research)? Graham Hobbs and Anna Vignoles
May 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0084:
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Tags: school meals; family income;

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Density and Pupil Attainment Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
May 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0080:
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JEL Classification: I20; R20; J24;


Tags: urban density and agglomeration; school choice and competition; pupil achievement

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does the Underground Economy Hold Back Financial Deepening? Evidence from the Italian Credit Market Giorgio Gobbi and Roberta Zizza April 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0789:
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JEL Classification: G21; O17; R23


Tags: irregular employment; bank lending; school drop-out; entry; branching; regularisation programme

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Long Term Impacts of Compulsory Schooling: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in School Leaving Dates Emilia Del Bono and Fernando Galindo-Rueda January 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0074:
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JEL Classification: I2; C3; J2


Tags: education qualifications; school leaving age; instrumental variables; labour market impacts

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Faith Primary Schools: Better Schools or Better Pupils? Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
November 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0072:
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Tags: education; religion; faith schools; educational attainment

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Which Skills Matter? Pedro Carneiro, Claire Crawford and Alissa Goodman
July 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0059:
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Tags: cognitive skills; non-cognitive skills; ncds; schooling; labour market outcomes

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Comprehensive Versus Selective Schooling in England and Wales: What Do We Know? Alan Manning and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
June 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0066:
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Tags: education; secondary schools; comprehensive schooling; selective schooling; tracking

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Mobility of English School Children Stephen Machin, Shqiponja Telhaj and Joan Wilson
May 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0067:
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JEL Classification: 12


Tags: school children; mobility


This paper has been published as:
Fiscal Studies, 27, 253-280 (2006)
CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Peer Effects in European Primary Schools: Evidence from PIRLS Andreas Ammermueller and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0065:
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Tags: primary school; peer effects

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
What Should an Index of School Segregation Measure? Rebecca Allen and Anna Vignoles
March 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0060:
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Tags: segregation; choice; schools; school admissions

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Competition, Choice and Pupil Achievement Steve Gibbons, Steve Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
January 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0056:
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JEL Classification: I20; H70; R5


Tags: competition; choice; primary schools; pupil achievement

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Zero Returns to Compulsory Schooling in Germany: Evidence and Interpretation Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Till von Wachter
January 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0054:
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Tags: education; schooling


This paper has been published as:
Review of Economics and Statistics 90, August 2008, pp.592-598
CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Education Subsidies and School Drop-Out Rates Lorraine Dearden, Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne, Costas Meghir and Costas Meghir January 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0053:
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Tags: education; school

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CEP Discussion Paper
Apprenticeship in Europe: 'Fading' or Flourishing? Hilary Steedman
December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0710:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24


Tags: apprenticeship; dual system; school to work transition

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Long-Run Labour Market Consequences of Teenage Motherhood in Britain Arnaud Chevalier and Tarja K. Viitanen
January 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0516:
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JEL Classification: I200; J130; J310


Tags: teenage pregnancy; schooling decisions; wages

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CEP Discussion Paper
Teachers Before the 'Threshold' David Marsden
April 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0454:
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Tags: school teachers; performance related pay; work motivation; public sector