Archived Video Recordings

Video recordings of past PIER Public Seminars.

APRIL 6, 2021: Joshua Angrist - Presentation: Simple and Credible Value-Added Estimation
Using Centralized School Assignment

March 9, 2021: Christopher Candelaria - Presentation: Spending More on the Poor?
A Comprehensive Summary of State-Specific Responses to School Finance Reforms from 1990–2014

February 23, 2021: Benjamin Castleman - Cash for College Apps: The Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers on Selective College Enrollment

February 9, 2021: Katharine Strunk - The Implementation and Impact of Michigan’s Partnership Turnaround Model: Evidence from the Second Year of a Longitudinal Study

November 17, 2020: Daphna Bassok - Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood Education: New Findings from Research Policy Partnerships in Louisiana and Virginia

November 3, 2020: Constance Lindsay - The Effects of Principal-Teacher Demographic Matching on Teacher Turnover in North Carolina
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Research Associate, The Urban Institute

October 20, 2020: Peter Blair - A National Study of School Spending and House Prices
Assistant Professor of Education; Principal Investigator, Blair Economics Lab (BE-Lab); Harvard University

October 6, 2020: Angela Duckworth - The Science of Character
Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Founder and CEO, Character Lab

September 22, 2020: Marguerite Roza - From Burying the Data to Financial Transparency: How Leaders Can Optimize the Use of School-by-School Spending Data
Research Professor; Director, Edunomics Lab; Georgetown University


Eric Taylor - Does evaluation distort teacher effort and decisions?

Phillip Levine - Do College Applicants Respond to Changes in Sticker Prices Even When They Don't Matter?

John Gabrieli - Education Neuroscience, Learning Science, and Education

Rucker Johnson - Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works


Sarah Cohodes - What do we know about charter schools? Can successful charters replicate?

Kirabo Jackson - Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity

Matthew Kraft - Teacher Evaluation Reforms and the Supply and Quality of New Teachers


Susanna Loeb - Engaging Teachers: Measuring the Impact of Teachers on Student Attendance in Secondary School

Judith Scott-Clayton - Financial Aid, Debt Management, and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Post-College Effects of Merit-Based Aid

Bridget Terry Long - Simplification, Assistance, and Incentives: An Experiment to Increase College Savings


Lindsay Page - Customized Nudging to Improve FAFSA Completion and College Access

Sean Reardon - 200 Million Test Scores and What Do We Know? Income, Race, and the Geography of Educational Opportunity in the US

James Kemple - High School Closures in New York City: Impacts on Students' Achievement, Attendance, and Mobility

Robin Jacob - Understanding Mathematics Instruction in Kindergarten

Darryl V. Hill & Matthew A. Lenard - The Gold Standard: Conducting Randomized Trials in Education Agencies

Susan Dynarski - Using Administrative Data to Understand Income Gaps in Student Achievement