Field Experiments in Education Workshop

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

There is a growing interest in randomized experiments in social sciences, yet this method is relatively new in education. This workshop brings together economists, psychologists, and sociologists who use this experimental method. The aim of the workshop is to provide opportunity for young researchers to exchange ideas and experiences within the topic of field experiments in education.

1 June 2017, Thursday

13:00    Lunch

14:00    Welcome roundtable

14:30   Information barriers and gender segregation in Higher Education: evidence from a field experiment - Carlo Barone

                               Discussant: Anna Adamecz-Völgyi

15:30    The investigation of social mechanisms reproducing educational inequalities Mutual lessons for quantitative sociologists and counterfactual policy evaluators, from two Italian randomized controlled trials - Gianluca Argentin

                               Discussant: Djordje Stefanovic

16:30   Coffee break

17:00   Yes, you can! The Influence of Relative Performance Feedback on Secondary School Track Choice - A Randomized Field Experiment   - Tamás Keller, Károly Takács, and Felix Elwert

                               Discussant: Zoltán Hermann

18:00   Intended College Enrolment and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information? - Frauke Peter and Vaishali Zambre

                               Discussant: Márton Medgyesi

 20:00   Social dinner (by invitation)


2 June 2017, Friday

8:30   Breakfast sandwiches and coffee

9:00   Parental involvement regarding homework of students in secondary school: an experiment - Carla Haelermans

                               Discussant: Péter Róbert

10:00   Enrichment courses for gifted elementary school children - Jessika Golle, Evelin Herbein, Julia Schiefer, Franziska Rebholz, & Ulrich Trautwein

                               Discussant: Károly Takács

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Sorting children at school and achievement goals - Philipp Albert; Dorothea Kübler and Juliana Silva-Goncalves

                               Discussant: Dániel Horn

12:30   Which preferences associate with school performance? - a classroom experiment - Dániel Horn, Hubert János Kiss

                               Discussant: Johannes Wachs

13:30   Lunch break

14:30   Closing words

15:00   End of the workshop

The workshop has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 691676