Apr 2022
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel;Albertos, Carmen;Grigera, Ana;Hobbs, Cynthia;Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio
The aim of this article is to provide rigorous at scale experimental evidence on the effectiveness of an ethnomathematics education program. This article describes and evaluates the impact of JADENKA…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Namen, Olga;Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Biehl, María Loreto
Este documento describe un experimento implementado en Costa Rica para aumentar el aprendizaje de estudiantes del nivel preescolar durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Aprovechando las redes existentes…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Namen, Olga;Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Biehl, María Loreto
Este documento describe un experimento implementado en Costa Rica para aumentar el aprendizaje de estudiantes del nivel preescolar durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Aprovechando las redes existentes…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Alcaíno, Manuel;Jaimovich, Analia;Méndez, Carolina;Vásquez, Diana
We explore how government fragmentation affects public education provision by examining the case of Chile, which created 11 municipalities between 1994 and 2004. Using territories that sought, but…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Zanoni, Wladimir;Acevedo, Paloma;Guerrero, Diego
This paper analyzes how slum upgrading programs impact elementary school childrens attendance in Uruguay. We take advantage of the eligibility rule that deems slums eligible for a SUP program if they…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie;Velez-Ferro, Santiago
We study the advantages, trade-offs, and challenges of employing a centralized rule to determine the allocation of teachers to schools. Data come from the centralized teacher assignment program in…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás;Elacqua, Gregory;Marotta, Luana;Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie
In this paper, we show that order effects operate in the context of high-stakes, real-world decisions: employment choices. We experimentally evaluate a nationwide program in Ecuador that changed the…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora;Elacqua, Gregory;Méndez, Carolina;Santos, Humberto
In this article, we explore whether the evaluation instruments used to recruit teachers in the national teacher hiring process in Peru are good predictors of teacher effectiveness. To this end, we…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Becerra, Laura;Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo;Vasquez Echeverria, Alejandro
Uruguay has increased it preschool enrollment, reaching almost universal coverage among four- and five-year-olds. However, more than a third of children enrolled in preschool programs have…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Richland, Lindsey Engle;Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Alonzo, Haydée;Lyons, Emily;Vollman, Elayne
Las relaciones negativas entre la ansiedad matemática y el rendimiento matemático aparecen en muchos países a nivel mundial (OCDE, 2013; Lee, 2009), lo que sugiere que la ansiedad matemática podría…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás;Bertoni, Eleonora;Elacqua, Gregory;Marotta, Luana;Méndez, Carolina
Inequality in access to high-quality teachers is an important driver of student socioeconomic achievement gaps. We experimentally evaluate a novel nation-wide low-cost government program aimed at…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Kaltenberg, Mary;Jara-Figueroa, Cristian;Bornacelly, Iván;Hartmann, Dominik
We analyze mismatches between local labor markets and higher education enrollments in 22 educational fields across 137 mesoregions in Brazil between 2009 and 2016 using a two-stage regression model.…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio;Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías
This paper assesses the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at improving the reading skills of struggling third-grade students in Colombia. In a series of randomized experiments, students…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Hincapie, Diana;Hincapié, Isabel;Montalva, Veronica
The extensive sorting of more talented teachers into the most advantaged schools contributes to the wide socioeconomic achievement gaps in Latin America. The Chilean Pedagogical Excellence Assignment…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Hincapie, Diana;Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was introduced between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Jaimovich, Analia;Román, Alonso
This research examines the effect of accountability threats for low performing schools on resource allocation decisions and provides evidence that schools act with strategic behavior only when the…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora;Elacqua, Gregory;Hincapie, Diana;Méndez, Carolina;Paredes, Diana
This paper explores rank-ordered teacher candidates’ preferences for public schools in Peru by analyzing the 2015 teacher hiring process. Our analysis shows that, in seeking permanent positions in…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Navarro-Palau, Patricia;Prada, María Fernanda;Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Munevar, Isabela;Sanchez, Fabio;Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Marotta, Luana
Low salaries, a limited amount of full-time teaching positions, and alternative systems of allocating teaching hours lead teachers to look for additional jobs in other schools. Although this is a…