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The impact of attending popular schools

14 March 2024, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Secondary school pupils sat at front of class applauding

Join this event to hear Damon Clark reflect on whether students benefit from attending popular schools, drawing from quasi-experimental evidence from lotteries and equity priorities.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | Invitation Only

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities

Location

Room 417 (Committee Room 1)
UCL IOE
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL

Many school districts operate "school choice" or "open enrollment" programmes that give parents a choice of school.

While many US school districts prioritise applicants for oversubscribed schools by lottery, a growing number give priority to disadvantaged students. Using data from a US school district, and using variation in popular school attendance generated by an equity priority and lotteries, Damon investigates whether – and which – students benefit from attending popular schools.


This event will be particularly useful for researchers, schools, policymakers and teachers.

Please note this is a hybrid event and can be joined either in-person or online.


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About the Speaker

Damon Clark

Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine

He is also a Research Associate at the NBER, a Research Fellow at IZA and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

His main research interests are in the economics of education, labour economics and public economics.