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Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation and Earnings

Mar 29, 2017, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Weill Hall, Room 1220
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
Ford School
EPI Working papers

Manipulation in the Grading of New York's Regents Examinations

February 1, 2011
Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee, Justin McCrary
The challenge of designing effective performance measurement and incentives is a general one in economic settings where behavior and outcomes are not easily observable. These issues are particularly prominent in education where, over the last two...
EPI Working papers

The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion

October 1, 2007
Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren
Low-achieving students in many school districts are retained in a grade in order to allow them to gain the academic or social skills that teachers believe are necessary to succeed academically. This practice is highly controversial, with many...