Topic Archive: Education

Your language or mine?

Barcelona GSE Focus

How is individual behavior affected by the emotional attachment to one’s own language? Do individuals change their economic decisions because of the identification they experience with their language? And if so, how should policies be designed to enhance economic welfare? Ramon Caminal and Antonio Di Paolo take two important steps to answer these crucial questions.

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The Illusion of School Choice

Barcelona GSE Focus

Are parents really picking their preferred schools or merely going the safe route? Caterina Calsamiglia and Maia Güell show that Barcelona’s school choice program leads parents to effectively pick a neighborhood-based schooling assignment for their children – and that some parents are not as naïve is they may seem.

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