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Natural experiments in labour economics and beyond: The 2021 Nobel laureates David Card, Joshua Angrist, and Guido Imbens Jörn-Steffen Pischke October 2021
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Tags: immigration; schools; social mobility; wages; policy; equality;

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Education's biggest challenge is ensuring consistency in what is being done across the system, within each school, and within each classroom Lee Elliot Major and Andrew Eyles September 2021
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Tags: schools; education; reform; policy

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Evidence from East Germany: How young people's education plans are shaped by their environment Ghazala Azmat and Katja Kaufmann September 2021
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Tags: schools; education; equality; germany; policy; growth

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Why highly selective universities need to demystify admissions for student applicants Lee Elliot Major and Kieran Tompkins
August 2021
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Tags: covid-19; schools; social mobility; education; university; equality

CEP Insights
Education Sandra McNally
July 2021
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Tags: education; schools

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Pupils lost a third of their expected learning during Covid, with Wales and Scotland even further behind Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin July 2021
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Tags: covid-19; education; uk; schools

CEP Covid-19 analysis
Learning loss since lockdown: variation across the home nations Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
July 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-023:
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Tags: schools; covid-19

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Pupils with graduate parents received an unfair advantage in their A-level results last year Jake Anders, Lindsey Macmillan, Patrick Sturgis and Gill Wyness June 2021
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Tags: covid-19; schools; schools; equality;

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Understanding Educational Progression at the Local Level: Portsmouth, The Northern City on the South Coast Jo Blanden, Hector Espinoza, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura March 2021
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Tags: economic geography; schools; education; equality; policy

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How have school closures affected children's mental health? Jo Blanden, Claire Crawford, Laura Fumagalli and Birgitta Rabe
March 2021
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Tags: covid-19; schools; education; skills; wellbeing; mental health

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It's time to learn: School institutions and returns to instruction time Andrés Barrios Fernández and Giulia Bovini
February 2021
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Tags: charter schools; instruction time; school autonomy

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Closing the gap between vocational and general education: University Technical Colleges in England Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally, Camille Terrier and Guglielmo Ventura December 2020
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Tags: schools; education; skills

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Schools and England's second lockdown: further closures would have adverse effects on children and a wider effect on family life Jo Blanden and Sandra McNally November 2020
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Tags: schools; covid-19; education; skills; equality; inequality

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School choice during a period of radical school reform. Evidence from academy conversion in England Marco Bertoni, Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva October 2020
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JEL Classification: I21; H75; D12


Tags: consumer economics: empirical analysis; state and local government: health; education; welfare; public pensions - analysis of education; schools

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Entry through the narrow door: the costs of just failing high stakes exams Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela October 2020
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I24


Tags: schools; english; high stakes examinations; manipulation

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Job loss at home: children's school performance during the Great Recession Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
September 2020
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Tags: employment; schools; great recession; parental job loss; school performance

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Top of the class: the importance of ordinal rank Richard Murphy and Felix Weinhardt
May 2020
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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Covid-19 and social mobility Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-004:
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Tags: covid-19; social mobility; unemployment; tutoring; schools

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CEP Covid-19 analysis
Covid-19 school shutdowns: what will they do to our children's education? Andrew Eyles, Stephen Gibbons and Piero Montebruno
May 2020
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-001:
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Tags: schools; school closures; covid-19; education; disadvantaged children

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Intergenerational effects of employment protection reforms Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
January 2020
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JEL Classification: J65;I20;I24


Tags: employment; schools; social mobility; employment protection; fixed-term contract; sjob insecurity; intergenerational impacts; school outcomes

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Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
January 2020
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Tags: schools; academies; pupil performance; exclusion

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Education and skills Jo Blanden, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA050:
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Tags: education; skills; international rankings; austerity; poor performing schools


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The introduction of academy schools to England's education Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
August 2019
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I28


Tags: academies; schools; education

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Teaching assistants, computers and classroom management Helen Johnson, Sandra McNally, Heather Rolfe, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Robert Savage, Janet Vousden and Clare Wood June 2019
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Tags: ict; literacy; teaching assistants; schools

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The threat of competition and public school performance: Evidence from Poland Pawel Bukowski and Martyna Kobus
December 2018
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Tags: schools; competition;

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Does additional spending help urban schools? An evaluation using boundary discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo October 2018
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JEL Classification: H52;I21;R0


Tags: education; spending; schools; urban

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Changing how literacy is taught: evidence on synthetic phonics Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo
May 2018
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JEL Classification: JEL I21, I24, I28


Tags: schools; synthetic phonics; low literacy

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Missing the mark at GCSE English: the costly consequences of just failing to get a grade C Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela April 2018
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Tags: education; gcse; schools

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Academies 2 - the new batch: the changing nature of academy schools in England Andrew Eyles, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
March 2018
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JEL Classification: I20;I21;I28;


Tags: academisation; pupil intake; education; schools

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Teacher turnover: does it matter for pupil achievement? Stephen Gibbons, Vincenzo Scrutinio and Shqiponja Telhaj
February 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1530:
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JEL Classification: H4; I2; J24


Tags: teachers; turnover; student attainment; schools

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It's time to learn: understanding the differences in returns to instruction time Andrés Barrios Fernández and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20


Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools

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Unexpected school reform: academisation of primary schools in England Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
November 2017
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Tags: education; schools; academisation

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Adjusting Your Dreams? High School Plans and Dropout Behaviour Dominique Goux, Marc Gurgand and Eric Maurin
June 2017
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; J18


Tags: schools; school dropout; tack choices; school aspiration; social networks

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Student awareness of costs and benefits of educational decisions: effects of an information campaign Martin McGuigan, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness December 2016
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Tags: post-16 education; schools

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CEP discussion paper
Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance Esteban M. Aucejo and Teresa Romano
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1302:
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JEL Classification: I20


Tags: absences; days; schools; teachers

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The effect of tracking students by ability into different schools Nina Guyon, Eric Maurin and Sandra McNally
June 2012
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Tags: education; tracking; selection; schools

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The good, the bad, and the average: evidence on ability peer effects in schools Victor Lavy, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt
April 2012
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Tags: education; rank; non-cognitive skills; peer effects; schools

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo September 2011
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JEL Classification: R0; I21; H52;


Tags: urban schools; education; resources;


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Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo August 2011
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JEL Classification: R0; I21; H52


Tags: urban schools; education; resources

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Faith primary schools: better schools or better pupils? Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva
July 2011
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Tags: education; religion; faith schools; educational attainment

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Academy schools under Labour combated disadvantage and increased pupil achievement: the coalition’s new policy may exacerbate existing inequalities Stephen Machin and James Vernoit November 2010
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Tags: james vernoit; public services and the welfare state; stephen machin; academy schools; cep; education policy; gcse; government; politics; uk; uk government; uk politics

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Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0063:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Do Neighbours Affect Teenage Outcomes? Evidence from Neighbourhood Changes in England Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt November 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0122:
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JEL Classification: C21; I20; H75; R23


Tags: neighbourhood effects; cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes; secondary schools

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
When do Better Schools Raise Housing Prices? Evidence from Paris Public and Private Schools Gabrielle Fack and Julien Grenet
October 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0119:
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JEL Classification: H41;I21;I28;R21


Tags: school attendance zones; private schools; housing markets; residential segregation

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LSE Centre for Economic Performance – A Note on Academy School Policy Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
August 2010
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Tags: james vernoit; public services and the welfare state; stephen machin; academies; cep; coalition; education policy; michael gove; politics; schools; uk; uk government

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Variation in Educational Outcomes and Policies Across Countries and of Schools within Countries Richard B. Freeman, Stephen Machin and Martina Viarengo August 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0117:
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JEL Classification: H5;I20;J24;J68;O15;P5


Tags: educational attainment; schools; inequality

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A Note on Academy School Policy Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
July 2010
Paper No' CEPPA011:
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Tags: schools; education; academies

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

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A Good Childhood Judy Dunn and Richard Layard
February 2009
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Tags: wellbeing; children; welfare; schools

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The literacy hour Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
June 2008
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Tags: literacy; education; schools

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The Economics of Education and Training Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger and Stephen Machin
January 2008
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Tags: education; schools

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Competition for private and state school teachers Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
January 2008
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Tags: private schools; state schools; independent schools; teachers' labour markets

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New technology in schools: is there a payoff? Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Olmo Silva
July 2007
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Tags: education; ict; schools

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Faith Primary Schools: Better Schools or Better Pupils? Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva
November 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0072:
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Tags: education; religion; faith schools; educational attainment

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Comprehensive Versus Selective Schooling in England and Wales: What Do We Know? Alan Manning and Jörn-Steffen Pischke
June 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0066:
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Tags: education; secondary schools; comprehensive schooling; selective schooling; tracking

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
What Should an Index of School Segregation Measure? Rebecca Allen and Anna Vignoles
March 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0060:
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Tags: segregation; choice; schools; school admissions

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
Competition, Choice and Pupil Achievement Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Gibbons, Stephen Machin and Olmo Silva
January 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0056:
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JEL Classification: I20; H70; R5


Tags: competition; choice; primary schools; pupil achievement

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What's the Good of Education? Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles
May 2005
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Tags: education; schools