IEN (Impact Evaluation Network)

The Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) at LACEA is an initiative that aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding impact evaluation of different policies.

Ninth Meeting

March 10th and 11th, 2016

The ninth annual meeting was hosted by the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS), took place on March 10th and 11th, 2016, La Plata, Argentina. The program included a keynote address by Dr. Francisco Gallego (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), and the presentation of eight papers selected on the basis of academic merit.

 


Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS)
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas - Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Calle 6 # 777. La Plata. Provincia de Buenos Aires. Argentina

 

Keynote Speaker

Francisco Gallego (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
"Constructing a Research Agenda using RCTs: Information and Educational Decisions"

Papers Selected

"Public vs. Private Mental Accounts: Experimental Evidence from Savings Groups in Colombia" Luz Magdalena Salas (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)
Comments: Diana Lopez-Avila (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation)

“Early impacts of college aid” Eugenio Giolito (ILADES/ Universidad Alberto Hurtado), Julio Cáceres(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), and Sebastian Castillo (Universidad Miguel de Cervantes)
Comments: Paola Bordon ( University of Chile)

“Teaching Practices and Students’ Learning: An Experiment in Chile” Marina Bassi (Inter-American Development Bank), Costas Meghir (Department of Economics, Yale University), and Ana Reynoso (Department of Economics, Yale University)
Comments: Leopoldo Tornarolli (CEDLAS – FCE – UNLP)

“Hard Cash and Soft Skills: Experimental Evidence on Combining Scholarships and Mentoring in Argentina” Alejandro J. Ganimian (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia), Felipe Barrera-Osorio (Harvard Graduate School of Education), María Loreto Biehl (Inter-American Development Bank), María Cortelezzi (Fundación Cimientos), and Daniela Valencia (Fundación Cimientos)
Comments: Marina Bassi (Inter-American Development Bank) 

“Information Policies and Higher Education Choices: Experimental Evidence from Colombia” Andres Ham (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Leonardo Bonilla (Department of Economics-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Nicolas L. Bottan (Department of Economics-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Comments: Alejandro J. Ganimian (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia)

“Child discipline and social programs: evidence from Colombia” Diana Lopez-Avila (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation)
Comments: Felipe Barrera-Osorio (Harvard University)

“Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú”  Verónica Escudero ( Research Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO))
Comments: Oscar Mitnik (IDB)

"Employer Learning, Statistical Discrimination and University Prestige" Paola Bordon ( University of Chile), and Breno Braga (Urban Institute)
Comments: Joaquín Coleff (CEDLAS – FCE – UNLP)

Academic Committee for the 9th meeting: 

  • Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
  • Oscar Mitnik, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Catherine Rodriguez, Universidad de los Andes