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More than 120 participants attended the 27th Meeting of the Association of Education Economics, held at the IEB

On June 28 and 29 last, the Barcelona Institute of Economics, ​​the University of Barcelona and the Association of Education Economics (AEDE) organised the 27th AEDE Meeting, at which a number of leading researchers presented papers on education policy, efficiency and the relationship between school/college curricula and the labour market. The Meeting was attended by 122 participants.

In addition to discussions on a range of topics that included efficiency and productivity, education and gender, adult skills, education and the labour market and monetary returns to education, the Meeting was addressed by two eminent keynote speakers: Lorraine Dearden (UCL – Institute of Education & IFS) and Kristof de Witte (KU Leuven). Dearden analysed university funding models, with an emphasis on scholarship programs and university loan systems, while De Witte evaluated the policies aimed at improving the performance of students of low socioeconomic status.