The NBER's Program on Education, directed by Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, met in Washington on November 13-14, 2014. These papers were discussed:
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Duke University; Joshua Angrist and Parag Pathak, MIT and NBER; and Peter Hull, MIT, "Charters without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston"
Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame and NBER, and Kevin Rinz, University of Notre Dame, "Where Does School-Choice Funding Go? How Large-Scale Choice Programs Affect Private-School Revenue, Enrollment, and Prices"
Joseph Altonji, Yale University and NBER, and Richard Mansfield, Cornell University, "Group-Average Observables as Controls for Sorting on Unobservables When Estimating Group Treatment Effects: the Case of School and Neighborhood Effects"
Harold Cuffe, Victoria University of Wellington; Glen Waddell, University of Oregon; and Wesley Bignell, University of Washington, "Too Busy for School? The Effect of Athletic Participation on Absenteeism"
Peter Bergman, Columbia University, "Educational Attainment and School Desegregation: Evidence from Randomized Lotteries"
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER, and Robert Jensen, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, Does Peer Pressure Affect Educational Investments?"
David Autor, MIT and NBER; David Figlio, Northwestern University and NBER; Krzysztof Karbownik, Northwestern University; Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida; and Melanie Wasserman, MIT, "The Fragile-Y Effect: Family Environment and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes"
Richard Murphy, University of Texas, Austin, and Felix Weinhardt, Humboldt University of Berlin, "Top of the Class: The Importance of Ordinal Rank"
Esteban Aucejo, London School of Economics, and Teresa Foy Romano, Duke University, "Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance"
Nathaniel Hilger, Brown University, "Intergenerational Educational Mobility"
Martin West and Christopher Gabrieli, Harvard University; Matthew Kraft, Brown University; Amy Finn, Rebecca Martin and John Gabrieli, MIT; and Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania, "Promise and Paradox: Measuring Students' Non-cognitive Skills and the Impact of Schooling"
Eric Bettinger, Stanford University and NBER; Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER; Maurice Kugler, United Nations Development Programme; Carlos Medina, Banco de la República de Colombia; Christian Posso, University of North Carolina; and Juan Saavedra, University of Southern California, "Educational, Labor Market, and Welfare Impacts of Scholarships for Private Secondary School: Evidence from Colombia"