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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: Early School Exposure, Test Scores, and Noncognitive Outcomes - Thomas Cornelissen, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), UCL

Publication date: Oct 23, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Start: Oct 29, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Location: Room 347, SSEES, 16 Taviton Street

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We estimate the effects of receiving additional early schooling before age 5 on cognitive and noncognitive outcomes, exploiting unique school-entry rules in England that cause variation in the age at school-entry and the effective length of the first school year. We find that an additional month of exposure to the first year of elementary school increases cognitive and noncognitive test scores by approximately 6–9% of a standard deviation, largely driven by boys with a disadvantaged parental background. There are still sizeable and significant effects on cognitive and noncognitive outcomes by age 7, including sociability and school enjoyment.

Thomas Cornelissen is a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) within the UCL Department of Economics. His main research interest is empirical research in labour market and education economics. His publications include papers in Economics of Education Review, Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economics Letters, The Stata Journal and others.

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