Category Archives: Development Economics

Conference on Intergenerational Mobility

On Monday 30 November, I’m running a conference at ANU on ‘The Economics of Intergenerational Mobility’. This is an area I’ve been interested in since 2007, when I wrote what I’m pretty sure was the first paper estimating the intergenerational … Continue reading

Posted in Development Economics, Econometrics, Economics of Education, Economics of the Family, Health economics, Inequality, Labour Economics, Tax

They make good coffee-warmers

A neat new randomised trial from Colombia finds that a major computer distribution program had essentially zero impact on test scores. The Use and Misuse of Computers in Education: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia Felipe Barrera-Osorio & Leigh … Continue reading

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