Session 1 Introduction: Human Capital Theory (1) (Mincer) – Multivariate Regressions
Description of the first Human Capital Theory by Jacob Mincer + introduction to econometrics via multivariate regressions
Investment in Human Capital and Personal Income Distribution, Jacob Mincer, Journal of Political Economy, 1958
Human Capital and Earnings: British Evidence and a Critique, George Psacharopoulos and Richard Layard, 1979 Review of Economic Studies
Estimating the Returns to Schooling: Some Econometric Problems. Zvi Griliches, Econometrica 45 (1): pp. 1-22. (1977).
Session 2 Human Capital theory (Becker) - Difference in Differences
Description of the Human Capital Theory by Gary Becker + introduction to public policy evaluation via difference in differences strategy
Investing in Human Capital: A theoretical Analysis, Gary Becker ,Journal of Political Economy, 1962
Education and the Distribution of Earnings, Gary Becker, Chiswick, American Economic Review, 1966
Session 3: Return To education – Instrumental Variables
Schooling and Labor Market Consequences of School Construction in Indonesia: Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment, Esther Duflo, American Economic Review, 2001
Estimating the Return to Schooling: Progress on Some Persistent Econometric Problems, David Card, 2001, Econometrica
Return to investment in Education: a further update, G.Psacharoupoulos, H.A.Patrinos, Education Economics , 2004
Does Compulsory School Attendance Affect Schooling and Earnings ?, Angrist, Krueger, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, No. 4 (Nov., 1991), pp. 979-1014
Estimating the Return to Schooling: Progress on Some Econometric Problems, Zvi Griliches, Econometrica 1977
Using Geographic Variation in College Proximity To estimate the Return to Schooling, David Card, 1993, NBER
Session 4: Externality and non-monetary returns to schooling:
Understanding Differences in Health Behaviors by Education, Cutler, Lleras-Muney, 2009, Journal of Health Economics
Education, Work, and Crime: a human capital approach, Lance Lochner, International Economic Review, 2004
The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports, Lance Lochner, Enrico Moretti, The American Economic Review, 2004
How large re returns to schooling? Hint: money isn't everything, Oreopoulous, Salvanes, NBER Working Paper 2009
Session 5: Demand for Education: Are students credit constraints? What are the main impediment to schooling participation?
The Evidence of Credit Constraint in Post-secondary education, Carneiro, Heckman, The Economic Journal, 2002
College Cost and time to complete degree: Evidence from a Tuition discontinuity, Garibaldi, Giavazzi, Ichino, Rettore, 2012
School subsidies for the poor: evaluating the Mexican Progresa poverty program, Paul Schultz, The Journal of development economics, 2004
Session 6: School Choice – Randomized Controlled Trial
School Vouchers: A Critical View, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2002, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 3-24
Vouchers for Private Schooling in Columbia: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment. J. Angrist, E. Bettinger, E. Bloom, E. King and M. Kremer, NBER Working Paper 8343, (2001)
School choice and school productivity (or could school choice be a tide that lifts all boats, C. Hoxby, NBER Working Paper 8873, (2002)
Would School Choice Change the Teaching Profession?. C. Hoxby, The Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Autumn, 2002), pp. 846-891
Does Competition Among Public Schools Benefit Students and Taxpayers? C. Hoxby, American Economic Review, Vol. 90(5) (2000)
Good Principals or Good Peers? Parental Valuations of School Characteristics,Tiebout Equilibrium, and the Incentive Effects of Competition among Jurisdictions. J.Rothstein, American Economic Review, Vol. 96(4), (2006)
Session 7 Improving School Supply: Alternative or complementary to school choice, one may policy question is how to improve schooling. We look at some successful examples.
Using Maimonides' Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Scholastic Achievement. (1999) J. D. Angrist and V. Lavy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol.114(2),
The French zones d’éducation prioritaire: Much ado about nothing? R. Bénabou, F. Kramarz and C. Prost, Economics of Education Review, Vol. 28 (2009)
Identifying Class Size Effects In Developing Countries: Evidence From Rural Bolivia. M. Urquiola, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 88(1), (2006)
Class-Size Caps, Sorting, and the Regression-Discontinuity Design. M. Urquiola and E.Verhoogen, American Economic Review, Vol. 99(1), (2009)
Stephen Machin & Sandra McNally & Costas Meghir, 2010. „Resources and Standards in Urban Schools,“ Journal of Human Capital, University of Chicago Press, vol. 4(4), pages 365 - 393.
Improving Education in the developing world: What have we learned from Randomized Evaluations ? Kremer, Holla, Annual Review of Economics, 2009
The Effect of Attending a Small Class in the Early Grades on College-Test Taking and Middle School Test Results: Evidence from Project STAR, A. Krueger,D. Whitmore, 2001 The economic Journal,
The Evaluation of Charter School Impacts 2010, IES Final Report, Philip Gleason, Melissa Clark, Christina Clark Tuttle, Emily Dwoyer,
Estimating the Returns to Urban Boarding Schools: Evidence from Seed, WP, Curto V , Fryers R, 2011,
Behaghel, Chaisemartin, Charpentier, Gurgand, 2016 (forth.) Ready for boarding? The effects of a boarding school for disadvantaged students. American Economic Journal: Applied.
Session 8: Teacher Quality: One central input in the education production function is the teacher: How can we improve their productivity? Is it desirable?
The cost Disease: Why computer gets cheaper and health care doesn’t, William Baumol, Book
The Economics of Teacher Quality, Lakdawalla, Journal of Law and Economics , 2006
Teacher characteristics and Gains in student achievement : estimation using microdata, American Economic Review, Eric Hanushek,1974
The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion 2009. Jacob, Brian A., and Lars Lefgren. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(3): 33-58
Food for thought: the effects of school accountability plans on school nutrition, Journal of Public Economics, Brian Jacob and Winicki
Rotten Apples: An Investigation Of The Prevalence And Predictors Of Teacher Cheating, Jacob, Brian A. and Steven D. Levitt. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, v118(3,Aug), 843-878
Psychological foundations of incentives, Fehr, Ernst Falk, Armi, European Economic Review 2002.
Teacher Incentives. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Glewwe, Paul, Nauman Ilias, and Michael Kremer. 2010. 2(3): 205-27
Evaluating the Effect of Teachers’ Group Performance Incentives on Pupil Achievement, Victor Lavy Journal of Political Economy Vol. 110, No. 6 (December 2002), pp. 1286-1317
Performance Pay and Teachers' Effort, Productivity, and Grading Ethics, American Economic Review, Victor Lavy, 2009
„Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India,“ Journal of Political Economy, Karthik Muralidharan & Venkatesh Sundararaman, 2011.
Session 9: Evaluating teacher effect - Fixed effect model: From a more empirical perspective, can we assess the size of the teacher effect?
Estimating Teacher Impacts on Student Achievement: An Experimental Evaluation, Kane and Staigler, 2008,Working Paper
Teachers, schools, and academic achievement, Steven G. Rivkin, Eric A. Hanushek, And John F. Kain, Econometrica 2005
Teacher Quality in Educational Production: Tracking, Decay, and Student Achievement, Jesse Rothstein, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010. MIT Press, vol. 125(1), pages 175-214, February
„Teacher training, teacher quality and student achievement,“ Harris and Sass, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(7), pages 798-812
Does Teacher Training Affect Pupil Learning? Evidence from Matched Comparisons in Jerusalem Public Schools, Angrist and Lavy, Journal of Labor Economics, 2001
Session 10: Peer Effect: Are peers important in education?
Peer Effects In Education: How Might They Work, How Big Are They And How Much Do We Know Thus Far? Handbook Of Economics Of Education Volume 3 2010, Sacerdote
Identification Of Endogenous Social Effects: The Reflection Problem, Manski 1993, The Review Of Economic Studies, Vol. 60, No. 3. (Jul., 1993), Pp. 531-542.
Peer Effects With Random Assignment: Results For Dartmouth Roommates, Sacerdote Quarterly Journal Of Economics, 2011
Peer Effects, Teacher Incentives, And The Impact Of Tracking: Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation In Kenya. Duflo, Esther, Pascaline Dupas, And Michael Kremer. 2011. American Economic Review, 101(5): 1739-74
Getting Parents Involved: A Field Experiment In Deprived Schools Review Of Economic Studies, Avvisat, Guyon, Gurgand, Maurin, Review Of Economic Studies, 2014
Session 11: Early Childcare development:What are the benefits of introducing early education program (preschool , kindergarten) ?What sort of stimulation should they receive?
Personality Psychology and Economics, Handbook of Economics of Education, 2011, Almlund, Duckworth, Heckman, Kautz
The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development,“ Cunha, Heckman Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 7(2-3), pages 320-364, 04-05
Schools, Skills, And Synapses, Heckman , Economic Inquiry, 2008
Cognitive and school outcomes for high risk African American at Middle Adolescence: Positive Effects of Early Intervention, Frances A. Campbell and Craig T. Ramey American Education Research Journal
Boys’ Cognitive Skill Formation And Physical Growth: Long-Term Experimental Evidence On Critical Ages For Early Childhood Interventions, Tania Barham, Karen Macours, and John A. Maluccio