Seminar

Seminar: Using admission lotteries to estimate heterogeneous effects of elite schools

On Tuesday December 3th 2019, Nienke Ruijs (Inspectie van het Onderwijs) will give a presentation titled: 'Using admission lotteries to estimate heterogeneous effects of elite schools'

Date
December 3, 2019
Time
13:00 - 14:00
Location
CPB-office, Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague (Room 3 - Braamzaal)
Presentation
Nienke Ruijs (Inspectie van het Onderwijs)
Discussant
Lisette Swart (CPB)
Working language
English

Secondary-school students in Amsterdam who are placed in the highest academic track, can choose between comprehensive schools that offer multiple tracks and elite schools that exclusively offer the highest track and oblige students to take courses in the classical languages Latin and Greek. The elite schools are popular and therefore often oversubscribed. Assignment is based on admission lotteries, which we use to estimate causal effects. We find that elite schools have negative effects for some students and positive effects for others.

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