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Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Tracking and Bimodal Classrooms

01.11.2018| Veronica Frisancho, Inter-American Development Bank
DIW Roundup 6 / 2014

Arts Education: Investment in Education, Opportunity for Social Policy or Instrumentalisation of Culture?

The role of arts education in our society is increasingly becoming the subject of fierce debate. Is it losing significance, with culture being the victim of austerity policies and young people no longer having time for music school due to increasing

2014| Adrian Hille
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Intergenerational effects of school entry policies

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

14.05.2018| Krzysztof Karbownik, Northwestern University
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How Does Education Improve Cognitive Skills? Instructional Time versus Timing of Instruction

This paper investigates two mechanisms through which education may affect cognitive skills in adolescence, exploiting a school reform carried out at the state level in Germany as a quasi-natural experiment to identify causal effects: between 2001 and

In: Labour Economics 47 (2017), S. 216-231 | Sarah Dahmann
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The Effect of Increasing Education Efficiency on University Enrollment: Evidence from Administrative Data and an Unusual Schooling Reform in Germany

We examine the consequences of compressing secondary schooling on university enrollment. An unusual education reform in Germany reduced the length of academic high school while simultaneously increasing the instruction hours in the remaining years. .

In: Journal of Human Resources 54 (2019), 2, S. 468-502 | Jan Marcus, Vaishali Zambre
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Collaborative Learning & Student Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment

07.06.2019| Nabanita Datta Gupta, Aarhus University
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Better Together? Heterogeneous Effects of Tracking on Student Achievement

This study estimates mean and distributional effects of early between-school ability tracking on student achievement. For identification, I exploit heterogeneity in tracking regimes between German federal states. After comprehensive primary ...

10.07.2019| Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The Impact of Formal Child Care on Parenting Intensity

(together with C. Katharina Spieß and Sevrin Waights) We examine the impact of day care usage on parenting activities. We measure parenting activities as the amount of time that parents spend on child rearing and, in particular, on ...

15.05.2019| Jonas Jessen
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Information Provision and Postgraduate Studies

This is the first paper to experimentally examine effects of information provision on postgraduate education decisions. We conduct and evaluate an online-RCT across 446 college students close to completion of their undergraduate degree and ...

17.04.2019| Frauke Peter
Diskussionspapiere 1775 / 2018

Better Together? Heterogeneous Effects of Tracking on Student Achievement

This study estimates mean and distributional effects of early between-school ability tracking on student achievement. For identification, I exploit heterogeneity in tracking regimes between German federal states. After comprehensive primary school, .

2018| Sönke Hendrik Matthewes
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