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Economics of Education Review

December 2015 Volume 49, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Do completed college majors respond to changes in wages?

    Mark C. Long, Evans; Dan Goldhaber, Center for Education Data and Research; Nick Huntington-Klein, Department of Economics

    In an analysis connecting labor market earnings to college major choices, we find statistically significant relationships between changes in wages by occupation and subsequent changes in college... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. The publication of school rankings: A step toward increased accountability?

    Luis C. Nunes, Ana Balcão Reis & Carmo Seabra

    This paper contributes to the discussion of the effects of the publication of school rankings based on students’ scores on national exams. We study the effectiveness of this (low-stakes)... More

    pp. 15-23

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  3. Skills and the graduate recruitment process: Evidence from two discrete choice experiments

    Martin Humburg & Rolf van der Velden

    In this study we elicit employers’ preferences for a variety of CV attributes and types of skills when recruiting university graduates. Using two discrete choice experiments, we simulate the two... More

    pp. 24-41

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  4. Changing salary structure and faculty composition within business schools: Differences across sectors and state funding levels

    John J. Cheslock, Pennsylvania State University, United States; Trina M. Callie, University of Arizona, United States

    We employ new data to examine how public higher education institutions adjusted the salaries and composition of their business faculty during a financially challenging period. The data's multilevel... More

    pp. 42-54

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  5. Do administrators respond to their accountability ratings? The response of school budgets to accountability grades

    Steven G. Craig, Scott A. Imberman & Adam Perdue, Department of Economics

    This paper examines how school administrators reallocate resources to schools in response to marginal changes in accountability ratings. We study this through an analysis of budgetary changes for... More

    pp. 55-68

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  6. Returns to education in developing countries: Evidence from the living standards and measurement study surveys

    Evan D. Peet, The RAND Corporation; Günther Fink & Wafaie Fawzi, Harvard University

    We use 61 nationally representative household surveys from 25 developing countries between 1985 and 2012 to assess whether returns to education are systematically higher in developing countries,... More

    pp. 69-90

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  7. Away, but not too far from home. The effects of financial aid on university enrolment decisions

    Loris Vergolini & Nadir Zanini, IRVAPP, Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies, Italy

    This paper investigates the impact of an educational programme recently introduced in the Province of Trento (North-East of Italy) aimed at fostering university enrolment of students from low... More

    pp. 91-109

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  8. The impact of classroom peers in a streaming system

    Arna Vardardottir

    This paper investigates educational production with a focus on the influence that socio-economic status of class peers has on academic outcomes of students in a streaming system. Employing the... More

    pp. 110-128

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  9. Education and regional mobility in Europe

    Christoph T. Weiss

    This paper estimates the impact of education on regional mobility in Europe using compulsory schooling reforms. Using data on individuals from eight European countries, I find that people who are... More

    pp. 129-141

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  10. What about the non-completers? The labor market returns to progress in community college

    Matthew Zeidenberg, Abt Associates, United States; Marc Scott, NYU Steinhardt - Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions,, United States; Clive Belfield, Department of Economics

    Despite copious research on the labor market returns to college, very little has adequately modeled the pathways of non-completers or compared their outcomes with those of award-holders. In this... More

    pp. 142-156

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  11. The effect of multi-track year-round academic calendars on property values: Evidence from district imposed school calendar conversions

    Brooks Depro, RTI; Kathryn Rouse, Elon University

    Multi-track year-round school calendars allow a school to make continual use of its building over a calendar year by rotating students on separate tracks. Homeowners may a have a preference or... More

    pp. 157-171

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  12. Why do good performing students highly rate their instructors? Evidence from a natural experiment

    Donghun Cho, Wonyoung Baek & Joonmo Cho, Department of Economics

    This article analyzes the behavior of students in a college classroom with regard to their evaluation of teacher performance. As some students are randomly able to see their grades prior to the... More

    pp. 172-179

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  13. Disruptive peers and the estimation of teacher value added

    Irina Horoi & Ben Ost

    Classroom disruption is often cited as an obstacle to effective teaching, yet little is known regarding how disruptive students influence classroom learning and teacher evaluation. In this study,... More

    pp. 180-192

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  14. Health and education expansion

    Jonathan James

    In this paper I exploit a reform that expanded UK post-compulsory education during the 1980s and 1990s to examine the effect of education on health. The expansion resulted in a rapid increase in... More

    pp. 193-215

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