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Using Maimonides&Apos; Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement
The effect of class size on student achievement has long been of concern to educators, parents, and scholars. In Israeli public schools today, class size is partly determined using a rule proposed byExpand
Multiple Experiments for the Causal Link between the Quantity and Quality of Children
This article presents evidence on the child-quantity/child-quality trade-off using quasi-experimental variation due to twin births and preferences for a mixed sibling sex composition, as well asExpand
New Evidence on Classroom Computers and Pupil Learning
How technology affects learning has been at the centre of recent debates over educational inputs. In 1994, the Israeli State Lottery sponsored the installation of computers in many elementary andExpand
The Effects of High Stakes High School Achievement Awards: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
The Israeli matriculation certificate is a prerequisite for most postsecondary schooling. In a randomized trial, we attempted to increase certification rates among low-achievers with cash incentives.Expand
Performance Pay and Teachers' Effort, Productivity and Grading Ethics
Performance-related incentive pay for teachers is being introduced in many countries, but there is little evidence of its effects. This paper evaluates a rank-order tournament among teachers ofExpand
The Long-Run Economic Consequences of High-Stakes Examinations: Evidence from Transitory Variation in Pollution
TLDR
It is found that transitory PM2.5 exposure during exams is negatively associated with postsecondary educational attainment and earnings and highlights how reliance on noisy signals of student quality can lead to allocative inefficiency. Expand
Using Maimonides' Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement
The effect of class size on student achievement has long been of concern to educators, parents, and scholars. In Israeli public schools today, class size is partly determined using a rule proposed byExpand
Do Differences in Schools' Instruction Time Explain International Achievement Gaps? Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries
The time that children spend in school varies across countries. Do these differences explain international gaps in pupils' academic achievements? In this article I estimate the effects ofExpand
Do gender stereotypes reduce girls' or boys' human capital outcomes? Evidence from a natural experiment
Schools and teachers are often said to be a source of stereotypes that harm girls. This paper tests for the existence of gender stereotyping and discrimination by public high-school teachers inExpand
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