The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series


1200 noon until 120 pm
Stuart Hall |   5835 S Greenwood Avenue | STU Room 104

The Workshop on Education alternates between two types of sessions:

  1. The New Findings in Education section functions as a typical University of Chicago workshop with detailed presentations, discussions and critical evaluations of new findings.  Presentations are presented by university faculty and students, as well as experts from other universities. 
  2. Methodology sessions involve student presentations of works-in-progress.  Discussion is aimed at helping colleagues plan their next steps.

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Susan Levine, Professor and Interim Committee on Education Chair is the Faculty Representative. 

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Workshop on Education Presenters  
Winter 2015  Quarter

Jan 13 Russell Bittmann, IES Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Title: Entry, Exit, and Total Factor Productivity of U.S. Colleges
Jan 20 Derek Neak, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Title: Let Me Know What You Think.   During this session Professor Neal will present an outline and drafts of several chapters for his forthcoming book: Lectures on the Economics of Education.  He encourages and seeks feedback on the content of his book and decisions about what to include or leave out. 
Jan 27 Camille Farrington, Research Associate (Assistant Professor), School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Title: Measuring Noncognitive Factors in Context: Within Student Differences Across Classrooms
Feb 3 Brent Hickman, Assistant Professor and John List, Homer J. Livingston Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Feb 10 Gwendelyn Rivera, Mount Saint Mary's College and Margaret Beale-Spencer, Marshall Field IV Professor or Urban Education, Department of Comparative Human Develoment, University of Chicago
Title: The Effects of Environmental Factor and Individual Resiliency Characteristics on Immigrant Latino / A Students' College-Going Behavior
Feb 17 David Landy, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
Title: Perception and Action in Mathematics Education
Feb 24 Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Frod School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Title: Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence from DC Public Schools
Mar 3 Jonah Rockoff, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Mar 10 Brent Hickman, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Disentangling Academic Productivity from Work Ethic Using Field Experiments and Theory-Based Econometric Modeling

Past Events

The University of Chicago Committee on Education
Now that we know that, what do we do? Building the capacity of neighborhood high schools
presenter: Melissa Roderick, Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor
School of Social Service Administration
Thu Mar 29, 2012
In this session, Professor Roderick, with NCS co-director Mary Ann Pitcher and Colleagues, discussed NCS's approach to improving college enrollment and college match through a professional network of counselors and a partnership with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. 

Economic Models in Education Research Workshop
Committee on Education at the University of Chicago and the National Opinion Research Center
Thu, Apr 7 and Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Conference on Economic Analysis and Education Policy
Fri, Jun 7, 2010
Organized by Derek Neal of the University of Chicago, this conference is co-sponsored with the Searle Freedom Trust and the University of Chicago Committee on Education.
The Program and papers are available on the MFI website.