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Education, Human Capital and Labour Market Outcomes

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Education, Human Capital and Labour Market Outcomes


The University of Warwick in Venice,

Palazzo Pesaro Papafeva
16th -17th May 2014

Programme download here (PDF Document) Map(PDF Document)
Organised by: Sascha O. Becker, Mirko Draca, Victor Lavy and Fabian Waldinger

"This CAGE workshop brings together experts on education and labour economics from North America and Europe to discuss their latest research findings on Education, Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes".

For further details please contact Jane Snape:

Thursday 15th May 2014:
8.00pm: Dinner at the La Vecia Cavana Restaurant
Friday, 16th May 2014
Session 1: Schools with Autonomy
08:55 Registration and Welcome
09:05 Will Dobbie (Princeton) The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes
09:55 Steve Machin (UCL) Academy Schools and Their Introduction to England’s Education
Session 2: The Extremes of the Ability Distribution in Schools
11:30 Eric Maurin (PSE) Adjusting your Dreams: the Effect of School and Peers on Dropout Behavior 1
2:20 Erik Plug (Amsterdam) How to enrich gifted students? Evidence from a gifted program in secondary education
13:05 LUNCH
Session 3: PIAAC
15:00 Ludger Woessmann (IFO Munich) Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC
15:50 Juan Dolado (EUI) Dual labour markets and (lack of) on the job training: European evidence based on PIAAC data Presentation
Session 4: Education and the Labour Market
17:30 Eric Hanushek (Stanford) General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle
18:20 CLOSE
21:00 DINNER Alla Madonna Restaurant
Saturday, 17th May 2014
Session 5: School Tests
09:10 Josh Angrist (MIT) In a Small Moment: Class Size and Moral Hazard in Italian Primary Schools
10:00 Victor Lavy (Warwick) The Long Run Human Capital and Economic Consequences of High-Stakes Examinations
Session 6: School Tests II and Schools and Immigration
11:30 Brian Jacob (Michigan) Rules and Discretion in the Evaluation of Students and Schools: The Case of the New York Regents Examinations
12:20 Andrea Ichino (EUI) The Tower of Babel in the classroom: immigrants and natives in Italian schools
13:10 LUNCH
Session 7: Public Economics
15:00 Gordon Dahl (UCSD) Do Politicians Change Public Attitudes? Presentation
15:50 Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (Northwestern) The Impacts of Expanding Access to High-Quality Preschool Education
17:30 Joseph Zweimüller (Zurich) Market Externalities of Large Unemployment Insurance Extension Programs(with Rafael Lalive and Camille Landais)
18:20 CLOSE
20:30 DINNER L'Ombra del Leone Restaurant
Sunday 18th May 2014
Departure after breakfast