[4月7日]劳动经济学workshop

发布日期:2017-04-05 14:34:22    来源:北京大学国家发展研究院

时间:2017年4月7日(周五)1:30-3:00 pm

地点:北大国发院/中国经济研究中心小教室

主持人:雷晓燕 张丹丹 赵耀辉 

主讲人:马光荣

题目:Class tracks and education outcomes: Evidence from a Chinese university

摘要:This paper investigatethe effect of class tracking on educational outcomes in higher education. Aregression discontinuity design establishes evidence that there is no overall benefitfor marginal students assigned to the high achieving track. Exploiting unique featuresof our data set, we are able to separate the components of the overall effect andshow that longer instruction time significantly benefits a student, implyingthat exposure to less achieving peers produces negative influence. We also showthat class tracking does not damage the self-esteem of the low achievingstudents. Our findings are robust to alternative specifications as well asalternative measure of educational outcomes. We find little evidence ofheterogeneity in the effect of class tracking.

主讲人简介:马光荣,中国人民大学财政金融学院副教授,2013年博士毕业于北京大学国家发展研究院,2008年本科毕业于东南大学。在American Economic Review、Journal of Comparative Economics、《中国社会科学》、《经济研究》、《管理世界》、《世界经济》等中英文期刊上发表30余篇论文,主持国家自然科学基金等多项研究课题,获得洪银兴经济学奖、邓子基财经学术奖、教育部高等学校优秀成果奖等。