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Recent Papers and Publications


Papers by Victor Lavy


How Responsive is Investment in Schooling to Changes in Returns? Evidence from an Unusual Pay Reform in Israel’s Kibbutzim (joint with Ran Abramitzky)

What Makes an Effective Teacher? Quasi-Experimental Evidence.

Mother‘s Schooling, Fertility, and Children‘s Education: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (joint with Alexander Zablotsky).

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

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

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), Forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies

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, 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

Do Differences in School’s Instruction Time Explain International Achievement Gaps in Math, Science, and Reading? Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries, NBER Working Paper w16227, July 2010