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Papers presented at CEP seminars:
CEE (Centre for the Economics of Education) Seminars

This lists all papers available to download in PDF format that were presented in this seminar series since 2001. Listed in descending order - most recent first.

A full list of seminar presentations (including those without PDF copies to download) is available.



19 November 2010  11:30 - 13:00
JOINT CEE/LABOUR SEMINAR: Evaluating students' evaluations
Michele Pellizzari (IGIER-Bocconi & IZA)
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30 April 2010  11:30 - 13:00
JOINT CEE/CEP LABOUR SEMINAR - The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment
Eric Bettinger (Stanford University)
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12 March 2010  11:30 - 13:00
The Path Not Taken: How Does School Organization Affect 8th Grade Achievement?
Amy Schwartz (Wagner School of Public Service, NYU)
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04 December 2009  11:30 - 13:00
How Important is Labor Market Signaling? New Evidence from High School Exit Exams
Damon Clark (University of Florida)
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19 June 2009  11:30 - 13:00
Mechanisms and Impacts of Gender Peer Effects at School
Analia Schlosser (Tel Aviv University)
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18 March 2009  12:00 - 13:00
Status versus growth: distributional effects of school accountability policies
Helen Ladd (Duke University)
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20 February 2009  11:30 - 13:00
JOINT CEE/LABOUR SEMINAR - When the saints come marching in: effects of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on student evacuees
Bruce Sacerdote (Dartmouth College)
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07 November 2008  11:30 - 13:00
When is “Too Much” Inequality Not Enough? The Selection of Israeli Emigrants
Eric Gould (Hebrew University)
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17 October 2008  11:30 - 13:00
School Competition and Efficiency with Publicly Funded Catholic Schools
Abigail Payne (McMaster) , joint with David Card and Martin Dooley
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13 June 2008  11:30 - 13:00
Joint CEE/CEP Labour Seminar - Too young to leave the nest? The effects of school starting age
Sandra Black (UCLA)
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23 May 2008  11:30 - 13:00
Admission to Selective Schools, Alphabetically
Stepan Jurajda (CERGE-EI) , joint with D. Münich
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22 February 2008  11:30 - 13:00
SEMINAR CANCELLED - Changes in compulsory schooling, education and the distribution of wages in Europe
Giorgio Brunello (University of Venice)
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23 November 2007  11:30 - 13:00
School tracking and development of cognitive skills
Tuomas Pekkarinen (Helsinki School of Economics)
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16 November 2007  11:30 - 13:00
Am I missing something? The effects of absence from class on student performance
Wiji Arulampalam (University of Warwick)
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04 May 2007  11:30 - 13:00
College cost and students' performance: Evidence from tuition discontinuities
Andrea Ichino (University of Bologna) , joint with Pietro Garibaldi, Francesco Giavazzi & Enrico Rettore
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23 March 2007  11:30 - 13:00
Cognitive Ability, Heterogeneity, Endogeneity and Returns to Schooling in Chile: Outcomes of the 1981 Capitation Grant Scheme - Seminar held in room 944
Harry Patrinos (World Bank) , joint with Chris Sakellariou (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
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09 March 2007  11:30 - 13:00
Family background and income during the rise of thr welfare state: Brother correlations in income for Swedish cohorts born 1932-1968 - This seminar will take place in Room 822
Anders Bjorklund (Stockholm University)
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02 March 2007  11:30 - 13:00
Estimating the Cream Skimming Effect of Private School Vouchers on Public School Students
Chris Taber (Wisconsin) , joint with Chingi Huang and Joe Altonji
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13 December 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Grade Failure, Drop Out and Subsequent School Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Uruguayan Administrative Data
Marco Manacorda (Queen's Mary University and LSE)
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01 December 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Joint CEE & CEP Labour Seminar: Does being wth more girls in school improve students' human capital outcomes and behaviour? Evidence on effects and mechanisms
Victor Lavy (RHUL & Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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17 November 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Low Achievement - A Further Look
Robert Cassen (CASE, LSE) , joint with co-author Geeta Kingdon (Oxford University). Both authors will present this paper
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16 June 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Childhood Family Structure and Schooling Outcomes: Evidence for Germany
Marco Francesconi (Economics Department, University of Essex)
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19 May 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Child Care Choices and Children's Cognitive Achievement: The Case of Single Mothers
Raquel Bernal (Northwestern) , joint with Michael Keane - Seminar will take place in Room 731
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12 May 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Estimating Inter-Generational Schooling Effects: A Comparison of Methods
Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam) , joint with Helena Holmlund and Mikael Lindhal
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17 March 2006  11:30 - 13:00
The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement
Gordon Dahl (UC San Diego) , joint with Lance Lochner
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24 February 2006  11:30 - 13:00
Misreported Schooling and Returns to Education: Evidence from the UK
Barbara Sianesi (IFS) , joint with Erich Battistin
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18 November 2005  11:30 - 13:00
The Dynamics of School Attainment of England's Ethnic Minorities
Simon Burgess (Bristol University and CASE) , joint with Deborah Wilson & Adam Briggs THIS SEMINAR WILL BE HELD IN LG24
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04 November 2005  11:30 - 13:00
Deferred and Income-Contingent Higher Education Fees: An empirical assessment using Belgian, German & UK data
Vincent Vandenberghe (Economics, UCL - Belgium) , joint with O. Debande
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21 October 2005  11:30 - 13:00
Cramming: The Effects of School Accountability on College Study Habits and Performance
David Figlio (University of Florida)
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11 October 2005  13:00 - 14:00
Has Vocational Education and Training at school been successful in Australian Schools?
Tom Karmel (National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australia)
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24 June 2005  11:30 - 13:00
The impact of parental income and education on the schooling of their children
Ian Walker (Lancaster University) , joint with Arnaud Chevalier, Colm Harmon & Vincent O'Sullivan
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27 May 2005  11:30 - 13:00
Finishing College: The role of state policy in degree attainment
Susan Dynarski (Michigan)
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11 March 2005  11:30 - 13:00
Vive la Revolution! Long Term Effects of 1968 to the Angry Students
Eric Maurin (CREST, Paris School of Economics) , joint with Sandra McNally (CEP)
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25 February 2005  11:30 - 13:00
The more the merrier? The effect of family composition on children's outcomes
Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration) , joint with S. Black and P. Devereux
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11 February 2005  11:30 - 13:00
Remedying Education: Evidence from two randomized experiments in India
Ruben Enikolopov (UPF) , joint with A. Banjeree, S. Cole and L. Linden
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03 December 2004  11:30 - 13:00
School Resources and Educational Attainment
Eskil Heinesen (AKF, Inst. of Local Government Studies, Denmark) , joint with Martin Browning
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18 June 2004  11:30 - 13:00
Demand for education and labour market outcomes: lessons from the abolition of compulsory conscription in France
Theodora Xenogiani (CEP) , joint with Eric Maurin (CREST, INSEE & CEPR)
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04 June 2004  11:30 - 13:00
School Vouchers and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
David Brasington (Louisiana State University)
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21 May 2004  11:30 - 13:00
Optimal capital income taxation with endogenous human capital formation
Bas Jacobs (University of Amsterdam & CPB) , joint with Lans Bovenberg (Tilburg University, CentER, Erasmus University, OCfEB and CEPR)
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07 May 2004  11:30 - 13:00
Credit constraints and returns to the marginal learner
Lorraine Dearden (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute of Education) , joint with Leslie McGranahan & Barbara Sianesi (IFS)
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05 March 2004  11:30 - 13:00
Teachers and student achievement in the Chicago public schools
Dan Aaronson (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) , joint with Lisa Barrow (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
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20 February 2004  11:30 - 13:00
Human Capital Policy
Pedro Carneiro (UCL & IFS)
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06 February 2004  11:30 - 13:00
Education, Equality and Efficiency: A policy orientated analysis of the Swedish education reforms of the 1990s
Anders Bjorklund (Stockholm University)
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28 November 2003  11:30 - 13:00
The Enrollment Effect of Secondary School Fees in Post-War Germany
Regina Riphahn (University of Basel)
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14 November 2003  11:30 - 13:00
The Imapct of School Inputs on Student Performance: An Empirical Study of Private Schools in the United Kingdom
Kathryn Graddy (Exeter College Oxford)
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31 October 2003  11:30 - 13:00
The Impact of Excellence In Citites on Pupil Performance
Sandra McNally (CEP) , joint with Steve Machin (UCL & CEP) & Costas Meghir (IFS)
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04 July 2003  11:30 - 13:00
Another look at the New York City school voucher experiment
Alan Krueger (Princeton)
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20 June 2003  11:30 - 13:00
The effect of extra funding for disadvantaged students on achievement
Edwin Leuven (Oslo)
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06 June 2003  11:30 - 13:00
Dropping out: a study of early leavers from higher education
Peter Elias (Warwick) , joint with Rhys Davies (Warwick)
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23 May 2003  11:30 - 13:00
Does it pay to attend an elite university?
Gavan Conlon (CEE) , joint with Arnaud Chevalier (University College Dublin)
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09 May 2003  11:30 - 13:00
Does (private) education matter? Recent evidence from international OECD data
Vincent Vandenberghe (Economics, UCL - Belgium)
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07 March 2003  11:30 - 13:00
The British 'Training Market': Issues and Evidence
Paul Ryan (Cambridge University)
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17 January 2003  11:30 - 13:00
Could do better. The effectiveness of incentives and competition in schools
Gianni de Fraja (NYU)
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29 November 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Should education be subsidised?
Coen Teulings (Cambridge University)
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01 November 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Human capital spillovers in the workplace
Peter Sloane (Swansea)
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04 October 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Helping the hard to help: understanding college enrolment of the less advantaged
Sandra Black (UCLA)
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15 March 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Why Employers Test
Alison Wolf (King's College) , joint with Andrew Jenkins
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01 March 2002  11:30 - 13:00
The Growth and Valuation of Generic Skills
Francis Green (University of Kent)
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15 February 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Home Versus School Learning: A New Approach to Estimating the Effect of Class Size on Achievement.
Mikael Lindahl (University of Amsterdam)
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01 February 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Schooling Reforms in England: from Quasi-Markets to Co-opetition
Peter Davies (Staffordshire University)
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18 January 2002  11:30 - 13:00
Rates of return to schooling and the quality of education
David Campbell (University of Kent)
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