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Event: Workshop

II Workshop on Economics of Education: Evaluation of Educational Policies

Keynote Speaker: Edwin Leuven (ENSAE-CREST)

Keynote Speaker: Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen)

Starts: September 08, 2011 Ends: September 09, 2011

“SALA DE RECEPCIONS” of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona


The evaluation of public policies has emerged, in the last two decades, as one of the most active and innovative areas of research in the social sciences in general and, specifically, in economics. Educational policies have received significant attention in this process. The intended aim of this workshop is double: on the one hand, to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of the evaluation of educational policies. On the other hand, to have access to a diversity of applied studies in which different methodologies are used.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together original research papers that cast some light on these issues, especially those from an economic perspective. Although the Workshop focuses on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome. The accepted papers (10) will be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the two keynote speakers’ presentations.

Organising Institutions

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Scientific Committee

Jorge Calero (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Josep Oriol Escardíbul (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen)

Edwin Leuven (ENSAE-CREST)

Josep Lluís Raymond (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB)

Núria Rodríguez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Topics of Interest

Educational policy evaluation


Educational equity


Policy evaluation methodology


Deadline for submission of papers: May 22, 2011

Deadline for acceptance of papers: June 13, 2011

Late registration: July 26 to September 1, 2011


Registration and further information

The registration fee covers documentation, coffee breaks and working lunches. Participants whose papers have been accepted are exempt from this payment. Free accommodation will also be provided for them. Papers should be sent to ieb.workshop@ub.edu. Only papers presented in PDF format will be considered and no longer than 30 pages. Further information on the workshop will soon be available at the workshop webpage, which can be accessed through the IEB website: www.ieb.ub.edu.

Early registration is 150 Euros; late registration 190 Euros.

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