IZA-Econtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

ECONtribute and IZA warmly invite to the 8th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education.

the workshop will take place on October 19 – 20, 2023, finally again in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will have a limited set of presenting participants, with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers from the inviting institutions. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.


Thursday, October 19

08:30 – 08:55


08:55 – 09:00

Welcome Remarks


Session A: Inequality

09:00 – 09:40

09:40 – 10:20

Lavinia Kinne (DIW Berlin), Eric Hanushek (Stanford University and IZA), Pietro Sancassani (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich and IZA)
“Can Patience Account for Within-Country Differences in Student Achievement? A Regional Analysis of Facebook Interests”

10:20 – 11:00

Russell Weinstein (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and IZA), Greg Howard (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“Workhorses of Opportunity: Regional Universities Increase Local Social Mobility”

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Keynote Lecture

12:30 – 13:30



Session B: Teachers and Networks

13:30 – 14:10

Jonas Vlachos (Stockholm University), Helena Svaleryd (Uppsala University)
“The Impact of Standardized Testing on Teacher Burnout”

14:50 – 15:30

Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Emma Tominey (University of York and IZA)
“First Generation Elite: The Role of School Networks”

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break


Session C: Long-Term Effects

16:00 – 16:40

Analia Schlosser (Tel Aviv University and IZA), Elad DeMalach (Bank of Israel), Tatiana Baron (Ben Gurion University)
“Short and Long-Term Effects of Universal Preschool: Evidence from the Arab Population in Israel”

16:40 – 17:20

Alexander Smith (U.S. Military Academy, West Point), Andrew Barr (Texas A&M University), Jonathan Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau)
“The Heterogeneous Long Run Effects of Universal Pre-K”

17:20 – 18:00


Friday, October 20


08:30 – 09:10

Session D: Schools

Casemiro Campos (Goethe University Frankfurt)
“The Oscars of Education: The Effects of a Tournament between Public Schools”

09:50 – 10:30

Rafael Hernandez Pachon (University of Zurich), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Yyannu Cruz-Aguayo (Inter-American Development Bank), Norbert Schady (World Bank)
“Dynamic Complementarity in Elementary Schools: Experimental Estimates from Ecuador”

10:30 – 11:30

Poster Session and Coffee Break

Anna Bindler (University of Cologne), Barbara Boelmann (University of Cologne), Lena Janys (University of Newcastle and IZA), Luisa Santiago Wolf (University of Cologne)
“Labor Demand and Workforce Diversity: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments”

Barbara Boelmann (University of Cologne), Carl Gergs (University College London), Frauke Peter (DZHW), Heike Spangenberg (DZHW)
“To Grant or Not to Grant? Lessons in Social Mobility from German Student Finance”

Gökay Demir (IZA), Friederike Hertweck (RWI), Malte Sandner (Nuremberg Institute of Technology and IZA), Ipek Yükselen (IAB)
“Students’ Coworker Networks and Labor Market Entry”

Sonkurt Sen (University of Bonn), Greta Morando (University College London and IZA)
“Effects of Teacher Gender on Students’ Socio-Emotional Skills Development”


Session E: Beliefs, Feedback and Incentives

11:30 – 12:10

Petra Thiemann (Lund University and IZA), Pol Campos-Mercade (Lund University), Erik Wengström (Lund University)
“Performance Incentives in Education: The Role of Goal Mismatch”

12:10 – 12:50

12:50 – 13:30

Marco Pariguana (University of Edinburgh), Matteo Bobba (Toulouse School of Economics and IZA), Veronica Frisancho (Development Bank of Latin America )
“Perceived Ability and School Choices: Experimental Evidence and Scale-Up Effects”

13:30 – 13:40

Closing Remarks


Contact and Organizers:

For questions on the workshop, please contact one of the organizers.

19.10. - 20.10.2023

Research Event


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