Members of the NBER's Economics of Education Program met in Cambridge on November 1–2. Program Director Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER, and Kadeem L. Noray, Harvard University, "STEM Careers and Technological Change" (NBER Working Paper No. 25065)
Michael Gilraine, New York University, and Robert McMillan, University of Toronto and NBER, "Enrollment Manipulation, Class Size Caps, and Educational Segregation"
Meredith Phillips, University of California, Los Angeles, and Sarah J. Reber, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER, "When 'Low Touch' is Not Enough: Evidence from a Random Assignment College Access Field Experiment"
Matthew D. Baird and Jennie Wenger, RAND Corporation; Mike Kofoed, United States Military Academy; and Trey Miller, American Institutes for Research, "For-Profit Higher Education Responsiveness to Price Shocks: An Investigation of Changes in Post 9-11 GI Bill Allowed Maximum Tuitions"
Adam Lavecchia, University of Ottawa; Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto and NBER; and Robert S. Brown, Toronto District School Board, "Long-run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education"
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Andreas de Barros, Harvard University, and Deon Filmer, World Bank, "Long-Term Impacts of Alternative Approaches to Increase Schooling: Experimental Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia"
Sam E. Asher, World Bank; Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College; and Charlie Rafkin, MIT, "Getting Signal from Interval Data: Theory and Applications to Mortality and Intergenerational Mobility"
Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan and NBER; Carmello Libassi and Stephanie Owen, University of Michigan; and Katherine Michelmore, Syracuse University, "Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students"
James Berry, University of Delaware, and Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary, "Pricing Private Education in Urban India: Demand, Use, and Impact"
Andrew C. Johnston, University of California, Merced, "Teacher Utility, Separating Equilibria, and Optimal Compensation: Evidence from a Discrete-Choice Experiment"
Desmond Ang, Harvard University, "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students"
Eric Nielsen, Federal Reserve Board, "Test Items, Outcomes, and Achievement Gaps"
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2018/EDf18/summary.html