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Workshop Education Economics 2017

2017 Workshop on Education Economics


3rd Workshop on Educations Economics
March 30-31, 2017, Leuven (Belgium)

This workshop seeks to explore the use of economic and econometric techniques to study educational issues. We invite the submission of original research from colleagues working in the area. We especially welcome research which applies identification strategies as difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, static and dynamic choice modeling, (non-)parametric frontier models and structural equations. Both macro and micro-economic topics are of interest to this workshop. The workshop is organized by research center 'Leuven Economics of Education Research' (LEER) of the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven.

Keynote speakers


Estelle Cantillon
Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management


Sandra McNally
London School of Economics

  Her research lies at the boundary between market design and industrial organization and typically combines theory and data. It currently focusses on school choice. She is an associate editor of the ‘Rand Journal of Economics’ and elected council member of the ‘European Economic Association’.   She is director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research at the London School of Economics. She is an associate editor of ‘Economics of Education Review’.

Daniele Checchi
University of Milan


Colin Green
Lancaster University

  His research interests include the economics of education, intergenerational mobility, labour market institutions and union density. He is an associate editor for Empirical Economics.   Colin Green is the editor in chief of ‘Education Economics’, associate editor of ‘Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation’. His research focusses on public economics.











In the press

Waarom is de examencommissie zo populair? Interview met K. De Witte, Knack, 15 februari 2017

Vroegtijdig schoolverlaten: 9 acties, Klasse voor Leraren, 15 december 2016

Zowel school als ouders hebben belangrijke rol in financiële vorming, G. Van Campenhout, De Tijd, Opinie 12, 2016.

Moet financiële geletterdheid opgenomen worden in de eindtermen? Interview, Hautekiet, Radio 1, 11 maart 2016.

Alumna Inne De Win wint Wikifin-scriptieprijs over financiële geletterdheid in het secundair onderwijs

Er is meer individuele coaching nodig, n.a.v. Itinera-rapport, K. De Witte, Trends, 10 november 2015