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E&BSS: Corruption and management practices. Firm-level evidence - Daphne Athanasouli (UCL SSEES)

We argue that corruption can decrease aggregate productivity by deteriorating firm management practices.  More...

Starts: Mar 18, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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E&BSS: The urban-rural divide in educational outcome: Evidence from Russia - Chiara Amini (London Metropolitan University, UK)

This paper analyses the differences in educational achievement between urban and rural Russian secondary school students using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys. More...

Starts: Feb 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM

E&BSS: The urban-rural divide in educational outcome: Evidence from Russia - Chiara Amini (London Metropolitan University, UK)

Publication date: Jan 28, 2014 3:32:16 PM

Start: Feb 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 11, 2014 6:45:00 PM

Location: Room 347, 16 Taviton Street, UCL, London, WC1H 0BW

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START TIME: 5.30 PM

This paper analyses the differences in educational achievement between urban and rural Russian secondary school students using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys.

The results show a persistent gap between urban and rural students. The better performance of larger settlements can be primarily explained by the differences in the socio-economic backgrounds of students. Considering Russia's general demographic decline and the increasingly smaller number of school-aged children, which reduced school and class sizes, particularly in rural settlements. The findings point out that severe inefficiencies plague the secondary education system in Russia.

Chiara Amini is Lecturer in Economics at London Metropolitan University. She has completed a PhD in Economics at University College London in 2013. Her thesis analyses three key issues of economic development: foreign direct investment, human capital and poverty. She is currently working on Corporate Social Responsibility, FDI and the economics of education in low and middle income countries. Chiara has also worked as research consultant for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the Department for International Development and the World Bank.

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