• About our Discussion Papers

    SEII Discussion Papers report on our work in progress. Discussion Papers include results from SEII’s ongo­ing exper­i­men­tal and econo­met­ric eval­u­a­tions of school effec­tive­ness, our stud­ies of the American income dis­tri­b­u­tion, and our research on student-school matching.
  • Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation

    Authors
    Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua Angrist, Yusuke Narita, Parag Pathak

    Boys Lag Behind: How Teachers’ Gender Biases Affect Student Achievement

    Middle school math teach­ers favor girls when they grade, a new MIT report finds. Boys Lag Behind: How Teachers’ Gender Biases Affect Student Achievement presents results from a study of 35 mid­dle schools in France find­ing that teach­ers’ gen­der biases have a sig­nif­i­cant neg­a­tive effect on boys’ progress rel­a­tive to girls in both math and lit­er­acy. By com­par­ing the grades given by teach­ers who were aware of stu­dent gen­der to grades given by exter­nal graders unaware of stu­dent gen­der, the study finds that sixth-grade girls receive grades from their math teach­ers that are 6 per­cent higher than boys.

    Authors
    Camille Terrier

    Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston’s Charter School Sector

    Authors
    Sarah Cohodes, Elizabeth Setren, Christopher Walters

    Can Online Delivery Increase Access to Education?

    Authors
    Joshua Goodman, Julia Melkers, Amanda Pallais

    Special Education and English Language Learner Students in Boston Charter Schools

    Authors
    Elizabeth Setren

    The Efficiency of Race-Neutral Alternatives to Race-Based Affirmative Action: Evidence from Chicago’s Exam Schools

    Authors
    Glenn Ellison and Parag Pathak

    The Impact of Computer Usage on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial at the United States Military Academy

    Authors
    Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael Walker

    School Quality and the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement

    Authors
    David Autor, David Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Jeffrey Roth, Melanie Wasserman

    School Vouchers and Student Achievement: First-Year Evidence from the Louisiana Scholarship Program

    Authors
    Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag Pathak, Christopher Walters

    Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation

    Authors
    Joshua Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag Pathak, Christopher Walters