AEFP 46th Annual Conference

Promoting Equity and Opportunity Through Education Policy Research

Held Virtually from March 17-19, 2021

AEFP 46th Annual Conference Program

March 17-19, 2021

Note: All times are Eastern Time (EST). Program is updated as of 2/28/2021.
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Concurrent Session X - Friday, March 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
10.01 - Non-Labor Policy Effects on Teacher Labor Markets
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri - Columbia,

Danielle Duffy-Chipman, University of Kentucky. The Impact of Common Core on Teacher Labor Markets
Cameron Anglum, St. Louis University. The Effects of School Finance Reforms on Teacher Turnover: Evidence from National Data. Michael Crouch, Vanderbilt University, Tuan Nguyen, Kansas State University
Elc Estrera, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School Desegregation and Teacher Retention: Evidence from a Contemporary Student Reassignment Plan. James Carter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10.02 - New evidence from international contexts on the effects of parents in the early childhood period
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Christina Weiland, University of Michigan,

Alexander Willen, Norwegian School of Economics. Postpartum Job Loss: Transitory Effect on Mothers, Long-Run Damage to Children. Barton Willage, Louisiana State University
Maya Escueta, Teachers College. The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: The effect of a mother's childhood exposure to armed conflict
Vanika Grover, Michigan State University. Parental involvement in early childhood care and education across five African countries
10.03 - The Intersection Between Education and Employment
Long-term outcomes of education (e.g., employment, wages, civic participation)
Room: Room 3

Chair: Michael Kofoed, United States Military Academy,

Dan Fitzpatrick, University of Michigan. Initial Validation of a Job Search Quality Scale for U.S. Undergraduates. Ian Baker, University of Michigan, Karmin Mazzocchi, University of Michigan
Kendall Kennedy, Mississippi State University. Education, Crowding-out, and Black-White Employment Gaps in Youth Labor Markets: Evidence from No Pass, No Drive Policies. Danqing Shen, Shandong University
Alexis Gable, Harvard University. The Effects of Positive Employment Shocks on Student Achievement. Mary Laski, Harvard University
10.04 - Teacher Coaching in K12
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 4

Chair: Matthew Kraft, Brown University,

Adam Kho, University of Southern California. The Effects of Instructional Leadership Coaching on Leader and Teacher Practices and Student Achievement. Tong Tong, University of Southern California
David Blazar, University of Maryland College Park. Scaling and Sustaining Teacher Coaching Programs: Coaches Are the Intervention. Doug McNamara, University of Maryland College Park
Yujia Liu, University of California. Does Mentoring Impact Beginning Teacher Retention? A Longitudinal Program Evaluation. Emily Penner, University of California
10.05 - School Improvement & Housing Markets
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Camila Morales, UT Dallas,

Gennaro Rossi, University of Strathclyde - Glasgow. School Performance, Noncognitive Skills and House Prices.
Tucker Smith, Vanderbilt University. Turning around Schools (and Neighborhoods?): The Effects of School Improvement Grants on Housing Markets. Cameron Friday, Vanderbilt University
Beth Schueler, University of Virginia. A Meta-Analysis of Causal Evidence on Post-NCLB Efforts to Improve Low-Performing Schools. Catherine Asher, Harvard University, Kate Larned, Harvard University, Sarah Mehrotra, Education Trust, Cynthia Pollard, Harvard University
10.06 - Bang for the Buck: The Returns to Education Spending
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Bruce Baker, Rutgers University,

Matthew Springer, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Money, Money, Money: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of School Spending on Student Outcomes. Christopher Brooks, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Lam Pham, North Carolina State University, Tuan Nguyen, Kansas State University
Riley Acton, Miami University. Returns to School Spending in Rural America. Cody Orr, Michigan State University, Salem Rogers, Michigan State University
Shaun Dougherty, Vanderbilt University. Estimating the Returns to Educational Expenditures on Technical Education. Mary Smith, Vanderbilt University, Colby Woods, Vanderbilt University
10.07 - International Exchanges and Higher Education
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano,

Melissa Whatley, North Carolina State University. A Quasi-Experimental Approach to Understanding Study Abroad’s Impact on Academic Success Among Community College Students
Li Zhu, Cornell University. Comparative Immigration Policies and the Role of International Students in U.S. Higher Education
Suhong Yang, Central University of Finance and Economics. Going Global: Simulating Policy-Induced Shocks in the Supply of International Graduate Students from China. Xiaoyang Ye, Brown University Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Dean He, Columbia University Teachers College
10.08 - Effects of Grant Aid Structures on College Outcomes
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Celeste Carruthers, University of Tennessee,

Daniel Mangrum, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Impacts from Financial Aid Shocks: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Changes to Automatic-Zero EFC Eligibility
Ekaterina Shibanova, National Research University Higher School of Economic. The causal effect of merit-based scholarships on students’ educational and job-market outcomes: evidence from an elite Russian university. Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano School of Management Department of Management, Sergey Malinovskiy, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Elizabeth Bell, Miami University. The Effects of School Counselors on Access to Oklahoma’s Promise: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity. Katharine Meyer, Brown University
10.09 - Colleges as economic and workforce engines
Post-secondary finance, governance, and accountability
Room: Room 9

Chair: Daniel Klasik, University of North Carolina,

Adela Soliz, Vanderbilt University. Building Collaborations to Improve Workforce Development. Cara DeLoach, Vanderbilt University, Hidahis Mesa, Vanderbilt University
Dongyang Chen, Peking University. Universities and Regional Economic Growth: Evidence from New Campuses in Major Chinese Cities. Wei Ha, Peking University, Xiaoyang Ye, Brown University)
Johnathan Conzelmann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Grads on the Go: Defining College Labor Markets. Steven Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Hayden Le, University of Michigan, Shawn Martin, University of Michigan, Andrew Simon, University of Michigan, Kevin Stange, University of Michigan
10.10 - Child Health and Educational Outcomes
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Claudia Persico, American University,

Tine Eriksen, VIVE The Danish Center for Social Science Research. Sibling Spillovers of a Chronic Health Condition in Childhood. Amanda Gaulke, Kansas State University, Niels Skipper, Aarhus University, Jannet Svensson, Copenhagen University Hospital, Peter Thingholm, Aarhus University
Opinder Kaur, University of California. Does Making Mothers Literate Improve Their Little One’s Health? Evidence from India
10.11 - Mental and Physical Health Policies and Student Outcomes
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Laura Hamilton, Educational Testing Service,

Claire Holleman, Amherst College. School-Based Health Centers and Their Impact on Student Achievement
Heather Schwartz, RAND Corporation. Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning
Christine Dickason, Vanderbilt University. Mandating Our Way Out of the Counselor Crisis? The Effects of State Mandates on Student-to-Counselor Ratios
10.12 - STEM Education
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Ying Shi, Syracuse University,

Fabiola Alba Vivar, Columbia University. Creating future female scientists: experimental evidence on improving STEM skills and attitudes in Peru. Maria Rosales Rueda, Rutgets University, Maria Sviatschi, Princeton University
Abby Quirk, Center for American Progress. Early High School STEM Perceptions Associated With Postsecondary Outcomes. Neil Campbell, Center for American Progress, Ulrich Boser, Center for American Progress
Jacob Kirksey, Texas Tech University. Demographic Representation in Gatekeeping Courses: How Race and Gender Matching in 9th Grade Math Courses Relates to Later Academic Outcomes. Jessica Gottlieb, Texas Tech University, Levi Johnson, Texas Tech University