Education and Child Development

UiS Business School and NHH is hosting a international workshop on Education and Child Development. If you want to see world class empirical work investigating causal relationships, this is the place to be.


Monday June 4th

Chair: Mari Rege
08.55 Welcome adress by Kjell Gunnar Salvanes (NHH) and Mari Rege (UIS)

09.00 - 09.50
What goes in, must come out? Initial Academic Achievement, College Value Added and Teacher Quality

Christopher Neilson, Princeton University

09.50 - 10.40
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health

Aline Butikofer, Norwegian School of Economics

10.40 - 1055 Break

10.55 - 11.45
Effects of Childcare Quality on School Readiness Skills in a Generous Welfare State

Ingeborg Foldøy Solli, University of Stavanger Business School

11.45  12.35
Gender Peer Effects, Non-Cognitive Skills and Marriage Market Outcomes: Evidence from Single-Sex Schools in the UK

Katja Kaufmann, Mannhjeim University

12.35  13.30 Lunch

Chai: Kjell Gunnar Salcvnes
13.30 - 14.20
Student Absenteeism in High School. Can a Cap on Absence Improve Attendance and Performance?'

Nina Drange, Statistics Norway

14.20 - 15.10
Entry through the narrow door: the costs of just failling high stakes exams

Sandra McNally, University of Surrey UK

15.10 - 15.25 Break

15.25 - 16.15
Maternal Depression, Woman's Empowerment, and Parental Investment: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

Pietro Biroli, University of Zurich

Tuesday June 5th

Chair: Aline Butikofer
09.00 - 09.50
Grandparents, Moms, or Dads? Why children of teen mothers do worse in life

Kjell Gunnar Salvanes, Norwegian School of Economics

On the family origins of human capital, Evidence from donor-conceived children

Eric Plug, University of Amsterdam

10-40 - 10.55 Break

10.55  11.45
Intergenerational mobility and the timing of parental income

Ema Tominey, University of York

11.45 - 12.35
Choosing a STEM education - intergenerational effects in type of secondary education

Dan-Olof Rooth, Stockholm University

12.35 - 13.30 Lunch

Chair: Nina Drange
13.30 - 14.20
Foreign Peer Effects and STEM Major Choice

Massimo Anelli, Cocconi University Milano

14.20 - 15.10
How Can We Inspire Nations of Learners? Evidence from Growth mindset interventions Conducted in Two Countries

Mari Rege, University of Stavanger Business School