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Victor Lavy



Curriculum Vitae

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 74158

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 23032

Email: V dot Lavy at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S1.110

Advice and feedback hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Development Economics

Working Papers

"Effects and Mechanisms of CEOs Quality in Public Education", July 2022, Conditionally Accepted, Economic Journal..

"Persistent in Teachers' Grading Biases and Effect on Longer Term Outcomes: University Admission Exams and Choice of Field of Study" (with Rigissa Megalokonomou), Revised and Resubmitted, AEJ, Applied Economics.

"Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Prenatal Conditions on Human Capital and Earnings", Revise and Resubmit, Economic Journal.

"On the Origin of Gender Biased Behaviour: The Role of Explicit and Implicit Stereotypes" (with Eliana Avitzour and Daphna Joel). Revise and Resubmit, Sex Roles.

“The Effect of Introducing Market-Based Wages on Attitudes Towards Free Markets and Socialism.” April 2022 (with Ran Abramitzky, Netanel Ben-Porath, Shahar Lahad, and Michal Palgi). Submitted.

“Gifted Children Programs’ Long-Term Impact: Higher Education, Earnings, and the Knowledge-Economy.” June 2022, (with Yoav Goldstein). Submitted.

“The Effect of Financial Crisis on Labor Market Norms, Trust, and Political Behavior.” June 2022 (with Ran Abramitzky, Netanel Ben-Porath, and Michal Palgi).


Recent Publications

“The Effect of Changes in the Skill Premium on College Degree Attainment and the Choice of Major.” (with Ran Abramitzky and Maayan Segev).Forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics.

“The Long-Term Spillover Effects of Changes in the Return to Schooling” (with Ran Abramitzky and Santiago Perez). Forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics.

“Discrimination between Religious and Non-Religious Groups: Evidence from High-Stakes Exams.” (with Moses Shayo and Edith Sand), Economic Journal. August 2022.

“Does Remedial Education at Late Childhood Pay Off After All? Long-Run Consequences for University Schooling, Labor Market Outcomes and Inter-Generational Mobility” (with Assaf Kott and Genia Rachkovski), Journal of Labor Economics. Volume 40, Number 1, January 2022, pp. 239–282,

“Empowering Mothers and Enhancing Early Childhood Investment: Effect on Adults Outcomes and Children Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills” (with Giulia Lotti and Zizhong Yan), Journal of Human Resources, 2022.

"Long Run Effects of Free School Choice", Journal of the European Economic Association, June 2021 - Volume 19 - Issue 3.

“Teachers’ Pay for Performance in the Long-Run: The Dynamic Pattern of Treatment Effects on Students’ Educational and Labor Market Outcomes in Adulthood”, Review of Economic Studies, October 2020.

Expanding School Resources and Increasing Time on Task: Effects of a Policy Experiment in Israel on Student Academic Achievement and Behavior, Journal of the European Economic Association, February 2020.

"Maimonides Rule Redux", NBER Working Paper No. 23486, June 2017, (joint with Angrist D. Joshua, Jetson Leder-Luis, Adi Shany). American Economic Review: Insights, December 2019.

The Effect of Social Networks on Student’s Academic and Non-Cognitive Behavioral Outcomes: Evidence from Conditional Random Assignment of Friends in School (joint with Edith Sand), Economic Journal, January 2019.

On The Origins of the Gender Human Capital Gap: Short and Long Term Effect of Teachers’ Stereotypes (joint with Edith Sand), Journal of Public Economics, November 2018.

Paid Parental Leave and Children’s Schooling Outcomes, (joint with Natalia Danzer), Economic Journal, 2018.

The Long Run Economic Consequences of High-Stakes Examinations: Evidence from Transitory Variation in Pollution, (joint with Avraham Ebenstein and Sefi Roth), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016.

Mother‘s Schooling and Fertility under Low Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Journal of Public Economics, 2015.

Do Differences in School’s Instruction Time Explain International Achievement Gaps in Math, Science, and Reading? Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries, Economic Journal, 2015.

What Makes an Effective Teacher? Quasi-Experimental Evidence CESifo Economic Studies: Oxford Journals, 2015.

How Responsive is Investment in Schooling to Changes in Redistributive Policies and in Returns?, (with Ran Abramitzky) Econometrica, July 2014.

Gender Differences in Market Competitiveness in a Real Workplace: Evidence from Performance-based Pay Tournaments among Teachers, Economic Journal, June 2013.

The Good, The Bad and The Average: Evidence on Ability Peer Effects in Schools (with Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt), Journal of Labor Economics, April 2012.

Inside the Black Box of Ability Peer Effects: Evidence from Variation in Low Achievers in the Classroom, (with D. Passerman and A. Schlosser), Economic Journal, March 2012.

Sixty Years after the Magic Carpet Ride: The Long-Run Effect of the Early Childhood Environment on Social and Economic Outcome, (with D. Passerman and Eric Gould), Review of Economic Studies, July 2011.

Mechanisms and Impacts of Gender Peer Effects at School, (with A. Schlosser). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2011.

Multiple Experiments for the Causal Link between the Quantity and Quality of Children, (with J. Angrist and A. Schlosser). Journal of Labor Economics, October 2010.

Effects of Free Choice among Public Schools, Review of Economic Studies, July 2010.

Performance Pay and Teachers' Effort, Productivity and Grading Ethics, American Economic Review, December 2009.

Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence, (with E. Gould and Daniele Paserman), Economic Journal, October 2009.

The Effects of High Stakes High School Achievement Awards: Evidence from a Group-Randomized Trial, (with J. Angrist), American Economic Review, September 2009.

Do Gender Stereotypes Reduce Girls' or Boys' Human Capital Outcomes? Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Journal of Public Economics, 2008.

Does Raising the Principal's Wage Improve the School's Outcomes? Quasi-experimental Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment in Israel, Scandinavian Journal of Economic, 2008, Special issue on Economics of Education.