IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Education, Interventions and Experiments

Organizers: Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Ulf Zölitz (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:February 17, 2016 - February 18, 2016

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Wednesday, February 17:

09:30 - 10:00   Registration / Coffee and Tea
10:00 - 10:15   Opening Remarks
Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
        Session A
10:15 - 11:00   Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics)
  "The Effect of Early Childhood Education on Social Preferences"
11:00 - 11:45   Teodora Boneva (University College London), Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge)
  "Parental Beliefs about Returns to Educational Investments: The Later the Better?"
11:45 - 12:30   Matthias Sutter (University of Cologne and IZA), Silvia Angerer (UMIT, Hall), Daniela Glätzle-Rützler (University of Innsbruck), Manuela Oberauer (University of Innsbruck), Levent Yilmaz (University of Innsbruck), Achim Zeileis (University of Innsbruck)
  "Economic Preferences of Kindergarten Kids: Risk and Time Preferences and Coordination Behavior"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session B
13:30 - 14:15   Fabian Kosse (University of Bonn and IZA), Thomas Deckers (University of Bonn), Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (University of Bonn), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Formation of Human Prosociality: Causal Evidence on the Role of Sociocultural Environment"
14:15 - 15:00   Sule Alan (University of Essex), Teodora Boneva (University College London), Seda Ertac (Koc University)
  "Ever Failed, Try Again, Succeed Better: Results from a Randomized Educational Intervention on Grit"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session C
15:30 - 16:15   Eric Bettinger (Stanford University), Brent Evans (Vanderbilt University)
  "Beyond Triage: A Randomized Experiment in Sustained Pre-College Advising"
16:15 - 17:00   John Eric Humphries (University of Chicago), James J. Heckman (University of Chicago and IZA), Gregory Veramendi (Arizona State University)
  "The Causal Effects of Education on Earnings and Health"
18:30       Workshop Dinner at Restaurant "Roses"

Thursday, February 18:

        Session D
09:00 - 09:45   Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research and IZA), Philipp Lergetporer (Ifo Institutefor Economic Research)
  "The Political Economy of University Tuition Fees: Information Provision and Income Contingency in Representative Survey Experiments"
09:45 - 10:30   Steffen Altmann (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Simon Jäger (Harvard University and IZA), Florian Zimmermann (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Learning about Job Search: A Field Experiment with Job Seekers in Germany"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session E
11:00 - 11:45   Hessel Oosterbeek (University of Amsterdam)
  "The Performance of School Assignment Mechanisms in Practice"
11:45 - 12:30   Peter Bergman (Columbia University), Isaac McFarlin (University of Florida)
  "Education for All? A Nationwide Audit Study of Charter Schools"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session F
13:30 - 14:15   Daniel Schunk (University of Mainz), Eva Berger (University of Mainz), Henning Müller (University of Mainz), Kirsten Winkel (University of Mainz), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "The KIDS-WIN-study: Preliminary Evidence from a Randomized-controlled Field Experiment"
14:15 - 15:00   Felix Weinhardt (Humboldt University Berlin, DIW and IZA), Richard Murphy (University of Texas, Austin)
  "Preview: Can Peer-to-peer Mentoring Improve Teaching? Evidence from a RCT in 180 Schools"
15:00 - 15:45   Pia Pinger (University of Bonn and IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Fabian Kosse (University of Bonn and IZA), Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Take me on your Shoulders! The Effect of Mentoring on Child Education Outcomes "
15:45 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session G
16:00 - 16:45   Kjell G. Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Ingvild Almas (Institute for International Economic Studies), Alexander W. Cappelen (Norwegian School of Economics), Erik O. Sorensen (Norwegian School of Economics), Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics)
  "What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence"
16:45 - 17:30   Jan Feld (Victoria University of Wellington), Ulf Zölitz (IZA)
  "Gender Peer Effects in Higher Education"

List of Participants

Sule Alan (University of Essex)
Steffen Altmann (University of Copenhagen)
Zvonimir Basic (University of Bonn)
Peter Bergman (Columbia University)
Eric Bettinger (Stanford University)
Teodora Boneva (University College London)
Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
Arnaud Chevalier (IZA)
Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney and IZA)
Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
Jan Feld (Victoria University of Wellington)
John Eric Humphries (University of Chicago)
Ingo E. Isphording (IZA)
Fabian Kosse (University of Bonn and IZA)
Jan Kraft (McGill University)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Fani Lauermann (University of Bonn)
Eva Leeds (Moravian College)
Michael A. Leeds (Temple University and IZA)
Milena Nikolova (IZA)
Hessel Oosterbeek (University of Amsterdam)
Pia Pinger (University of Bonn)
Jonas Radbruch (IZA)
Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Kjell G. Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics)
Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (University of Bonn and IZA)
Daniel Schunk (University of Mainz)
Frederik Schwerter (University of Bonn)
Louis Strang (University of Bonn)
Matthias Sutter (University of Cologne)
Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics)
Felipe Valencia (University of Bonn)
Caroline Wehner (IZA and Maastricht University)
Felix Weinhardt (Humboldt University Berlin, DIW)
Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Florian Wozny (IZA)
Ulf Zölitz (IZA)