Type: Seminar

Texting students to help achieve their goals

Date & Time

Apr 13, 2016, 8:30-10:00 am EDT

Location

Weill Hall, Room 3240
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.

About the speaker:

Philip Oreopoulos is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, at Berkeley and his M.A. from the University of British Columbia. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research.  He has held a previous visiting appointment at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is editor at the Journal of Labor Economics.  Dr. Oreopoulos’ current work focuses on education policy, especially the application of behavioral economics to education and child development.  He often examines this field by initiating and implementing large-scale field experiments, with the goal of producing convincing evidence for public policy decisions.

About CIERS:

The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. 

This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.