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Economics of Education Review

Volume 18, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. The Dallas school accountability and incentive program: an evaluation of its impacts on student outcomes

    Helen F. Ladd

    Consistent with the current emphasis on performance-based accountability in K-12 education, several states and a few local districts have introduced school-based incentive programs. This paper... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. Information and inner city educational attainment

    Jens Ludwig

    Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) are analyzed to examine whether adolescents living in low-income urban areas have less accurate information about labor market... More

    pp. 17-30

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  3. Cyclical economic conditions and school attendance in Costa Rica

    Edward Funkhouser

    In this paper, I examine the importance of declining economic conditions in school attendance decisions for households with teenagers aged 12–17 in Costa Rica. I estimate a reduced-form model for... More

    pp. 31-50

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  4. Managerial tenure under private and government ownership: the case of higher education

    Franklin G. Mixon & Russell W. McKenzie

    The present paper offers statistical evidence which suggests that managers of firms in the higher education industry in the United States (universities and colleges) pursue a variety of goals... More

    pp. 51-58

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  5. Grades and student evaluations of teachers

    Anthony C Krautmann & William Sander

    Understanding the relationship between grading practices and student evaluations is especially important in higher education because of the increasing importance of this instrument in the promotion... More

    pp. 59-63

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  6. Graduate training and the early career productivity of Ph.D. economists

    Thomas C. Buchmueller, Jeff Dominitz & W. Lee Hansen

    This paper estimates the relationships among the attributes of graduate economics programs and the occupational choices and publishing proficiency of recent Ph.D.s. The estimates indicate that... More

    pp. 65-77

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  7. What determines when undergraduates complete their theses? Evidence from two economics departments

    Curt Löfgren & Henry Ohlsson

    Most economics students at Uppsala and Umeå do not complete their undergraduate thesis within the intended time. We find that coauthoring, compared to writing alone, increases the probability of... More

    pp. 79-88

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  8. The variation in teachers' grading practices: causes and consequences

    Hans Bonesrønning

    The teachers' grading practices vary a lot between the upper secondary schools in Norway. This paper discusses the causes and the consequences. The point of departure is the model laid out by ,... More

    pp. 89-106

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  9. Using variation in schooling availability to estimate educational returns for Honduras

    Arjun S. Bedi & Noel Gaston

    This paper presents IV estimates of the returns to schooling for Honduran males by exploiting the variation in the availability of schooling at the time individuals were eligible to commence their ... More

    pp. 107-116

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  10. Modeling the College Application Decision Process in a Land-Grant University

    Stephen L. DesJardins, Halil Dundar & Darwin D. Hendel

    Over the past two decades as student recruitment has become increasingly important, numerous studies have examined the college choice process in an attempt to identify factors influencing students'... More

    pp. 117-132

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  11. What Do Educational Credentials Signal and Why Do Employers Value Credentials?

    Jeremy Arkes

    This paper examines whether employers can infer information about workers' pre-college abilities from the college credentials they acquire and whether employers value the attainment of credentials ... More

    pp. 133-141

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