Past GEEZ Seminars

Schedule Round 4 (September to December 2021)

September 14 Yun Xiao (University of Amsterdam)

Multidimensional Quality-Quantity Trade-off and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from China

September 21 Erdal Asker (University of Connecticut)

The Effect of Compulsory Education on Age at First Marriage and Teenage Fertility: Evidence from a Difference-in-Discontinuity Design

September 28 Monica Mogollon Plazas (Rutgers University)

Public Universities and Social Mobility

October 5 Demid Getik (Lund University)

Early Socialization and the Gender Wage Gap

October 12 Marco Pariguana (University of Western Ontario)

School Choice, Mismatch, and Graduation

October 19 Davit Adunts (CERGE-EI)

Paternal Circular Migration and Development of Socio-Emotional Skills of Children Left Behind

October 26 Ahmad Shah Mobariz (University of Arkansas)

Effect of Foreign Military Withdrawal on Female Participation in Higher Education

November 2 Ellen Greaves (University of Bristol)

The Importance of School Quality Ratings for School Choices: Evidence from a Nationwide System

November 9 Tianqi Gan (University of Maryland)

How Parental Educational Investments Respond to Changes in Ability Belief?

November 16 Carolina Lopez (Brown University)

Perceptions, Information Interventions and High-School Graduation: Experimental Evidence from Argentina

November 23 Fernanda Ramirez-Espinoza (Harvard University)

Gender Confidence Differences and the College Major Gender Gap

November 30 Stephanie Bonds (UC Berkley)

Parent-Child Preferences and Secondary School Choice: Evidence from Kenya

December 7 Andrea Salvati (Rice University)

Teaching to the Middle or to the Edges: Classroom Composition, Instructional Choices, and Their Impact on Student Achievement

Schedule Round 3 (March to April 2021)

March 2 Matthew Collins (Lund University)

Sibling Gender, Inheritance Norms and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Matrilineal and Patrilineal Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa

March 9 Elisa Taveras Pena (Binghamton University)

Unintended Effect of School Entrance Age: The Role of Private School

March 16 Danielle Sanderson Edwards (Michigan State University)

Another One Rides the Bus: The Impact of School Transportation on Student Outcomes in Michigan

March 23 Maximilian W. Mueller (UC Berkeley)

Unpacking Intergenerational (Im-)Mobility: Child vs. Parent Career Preferences

March 30 Hammad Shaikh (University of Toronto)

Supporting Learning at Scale: A Study of Online Peer Discussion Boards

April 6 Simon ter Meulen (University of Amsterdam)

The earnings penalty of grade retention

April 13 Jessica Wagner (University of Toronto)

The Educational Costs of Youth Exposure to Policing: Evidence from Los Angeles Gang Injunctions

April 20 Laëtitia Renée (McGill University)

The Impact of Financial Aid and Career Education on College Enrollment and Graduation: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

April 27 Alberto Guzman-Alvarez (University of Pittsburgh)

Disproportionate Burden: Estimating the Cost of FAFSA Verification for Public Colleges and Universities


Schedule Round 2 (August to November 2020)

August 11, 2020 João Pereira dos Santos (Nova SBE)

Leave them Kids Alone! National Exams as a Political Tool

August 18, 2020 William Arbour (University of Toronto)

Can Recidivism Be Prevented From Behind Bars?

August 25, 2020 Mark Chin (Harvard University)

The impact of school desegregation on white individuals’ racial attitudes and politics in adulthood

Sep 1, 2020 Stephanie Owen (University of Michigan)

Male Overconfidence in STEM: Is It Real and Does It Matter?

Sep 18, 2020 Pere A. Taberner (University of Barcelona, IEB and KSNET)

Gender differences under test pressure and their impact on academic performance: a quasi-experimental design

Sep 15, 2020 Arpita Patnaik (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Pricing, Income and College Major Choice

Sep 22, 2020 Alexandre Marcos Mendes Rabelo (Sao Paulo School of Economics)

Access to Technical & Vocational Education and Training and labour market outcomes: a theoretical approach based on job market signalling

Sep 29, 2020 Pedro Freitas (Nova SBE)

High-stake exams change teacher grading standards: evidence from a policy reform

Oct 6, 2020 Andrei Munteanu (McGill University)

Student Sorting and Academic Performance

Oct 13, 2020 Silvia Griselda (University of Melbourne)

Different Questions, Different Gender Gap: Can the Format of Questions Explain the Gender Gap in Mathematics?

Oct 20, 2020 Xiaoman Luo (University of California, Davis)

How Does Parental Out-migration Affect Left-behind Children’s Schooling Outcomes?

Oct 27, 2020 Jessica Goldstein (University of Arkansas)

Is it the money or the motivation? A case study of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

Nov 3, 2020 Jian Zou (UIUC/Economics)

Understanding Spillover of Peer Parental Education: Randomization Evidence and Mechanisms


Schedule Round 1 (April to June 2020)

April 21, 2020 Christina Brown (UC Berkeley)

Overcoming Adverse Selection through Performance Pay: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Pakistan

April 28, 2020 Saule Kemelbayeva (Newcastle University Business School)

Effects of raising higher education entrance requirements on enrolment, student quality, and their labour market returns: a country-level experiment.

May 5, 2020 Lina M. Anaya Beltran (University of Arkansas)

Who strives when the test gets harder? Disentangling patterns of student effort in PISA

May 12, 2020 Zibin Huang (University of Rochester)

Peer Effects, Parental Migration and Children's Human Capital: A Spatial Equilibrium Analysis in China

May 19, 2020 Gustavo Mellior (Oxford University)

Higher education funding, welfare and inequality in equilibrium

May 26, 2020 Ana Noveria (Newcastle University)

Impact of Indonesian Nine-year Compulsory Schooling on Educational Attainment and Work Outcomes

June 2, 2020 Stanislav Avdeev (Higher School of Economics Moscow)

The Effect of Shortening the Length of University Study on Employment and Wages: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

June 9, 2020 Timothy Rooney (Florida State University)

What is the Impact of Educational Spending on Short Term Outcomes? Evidence from Colombia

June 16, 2020 Xiaoyue Shan (University of Zurich)

Gender Minority and Education Persistence

June 23, 2020 Rui Wang (American University)

The Impacts of Willful Defiance Suspension Ban on Suspension Incidents Among High School Students