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Rules vs. Discretion in Public Service: Teacher Hiring in Mexico
In this paper, I use a unique empirical setting that allows me to compare the performance of teachers hired in a discretionary process led by the teachers’ union in Mexico with the performance of those hired on the basis ...
Poor Little Children: The Socioeconomic Gap in Parental Responses to School Disadvantage
In this paper, we study how parents react to a widely-used school policy that puts some children at a learning disadvantage. Specifically, we first document that, in line with findings in other countries, younger children ...
Education, signaling and the allocation of entrepreneurial skills
We assess the allocative importance of education when workers can choose to self-employ. To do so, we build a model combining educational choices with the labor market and selfemployment. Education can increase workers' ...
Prácticas laborales como mecanismo para mejorar la empleabilidad de los jóvenes: Lecciones para el caso argentino
El desempleo y la informalidad son más altos para los jóvenes que para los adultos. Las causas detrás de este problema se relacionan con las barreras al primer acceso al mercado del trabajo y pueden clasificarse en dos ...
The Effect of the Increasing Demand for Elite Schools on Stratification
I use detailed applications data to document a case in which, contrary to prevailing concerns, increasing school stratification by ability co-existed with stable stratification by family income: Mexico City public high ...
Benefits to Elite Schools and the Expected Returns to Education: Evidence from Mexico City
We exploit data on the future earnings students at high school completion expect to receive with and without a college education, together with information on learning achievement and college outcomes, to study the benefits ...