Type: Seminar

The effect of local violence on students' academic achievement: Evidence from Columbia

Date & Time

Feb 4, 2015, 8:30-10:00 am EST


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

From the speaker's bio:

Mónica Hernández is a doctoral candidate in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, where she studies the economics of education and development. Her research interests include the interaction between personality traits and academic performance of students. She received her bachelor of science in economics and mathematics and master of arts in economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Hernández previously worked as a consultant at the World Bank and as a research assistant at the Central Bank of Colombia and Fedesarrollo, a Colombian think-tank. She founded and volunteered in Fundación Bella Flor, an NGO that offers extracurricular programs to enhance the skills and capabilities of children in Ciudad Bolivar, one of the largest slum areas in Bogota.

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.