Date/Time: October 27th (Thursday) at 8 pm ET (9 am KST Friday).
Speaker: Dr. Dongwoo Hahm (University of Southern California)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99960461621
Title: A Dynamic Framework of School Choice: Effects of Middle Schools on High School Choice
Abstract: We explore how students’ previously attended schools influence their subsequent school choices and how this relationship affects school segregation. Using administrative data from New York City, we document the causal effects of the middle school a student attends on her high school application/assignment. Motivated by this finding, we estimate a dynamic model of middle and high school choices. We find that the middle schools’ effects mainly operate by changing how students rank high schools rather than how high schools rank their applications. Counterfactual analysis shows that policymakers can design more effective policies by exploiting the dynamic relationship of school choices.
KAEA Applied Micro Organizers
Jay Choi, Yujung Hwang, Eunhee Lee