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Victor Lavy

Professor Victor Lavy


Research Interests

Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Development Economics

Recent Publications

Mother‘s Schooling and Fertility under Low Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, NBER Working Paper 17093, January 2011, Forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics

Do Differences in School’s Instruction Time Explain International Achievement Gaps in Math, Science, and Reading? Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries, Forthcoming, Economic Journal.

How Responsive is Investment in Schooling to Changes in Redistributive Policies and in Returns?, (with Ran Abramitzky) Econometrica, July 2014.

Gender Differences in Market Competitiveness in a Real Workplace: Evidence from Performance-based Pay Tournaments among Teachers, Economic Journal, June 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Average: Evidence on Ability Peer Effects in Schools (with Olmo Silva and Felix Weinhardt), Journal of Labor Economics, April 2012

Inside the Black Box of Ability Peer Effects: Evidence from Variation in Low Achievers in the Classroom, (with D. Passerman and A. Schlosser), Economic Journal, March 2012

Sixty Years after the Magic Carpet Ride: The Long-Run Effect of the Early Childhood Environment on Social and Economic Outcome, (with D. Passerman and Eric Gould), Review of Economic Studies, July 2011.

Mechanisms and Impacts of Gender Peer Effects at School, (with A. Schlosser). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2011

Multiple Experiments for the Causal Link between the Quantity and Quality of Children, (with J. Angrist and A. Schlosser). Journal of Labor Economics, October 2010

Effects of Free Choice among Public Schools, Review of Economic Studies, July 2010

Performance Pay and Teachers' Effort, Productivity and Grading Ethics, American Economic Review, December 2009

Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence, (with E. Gould and Daniele Paserman), Economic Journal, October 2009

The Effects of High Stakes High School Achievement Awards: Evidence from a Group-Randomized Trial, (with J. Angrist), American Economic Review, September 2009

Do Gender Stereotypes Reduce Girls' or Boys' Human Capital Outcomes? Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Journal of Public Economics, 2008

Does Raising the Principal's Wage Improve the School's Outcomes? Quasi-experimental Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment in Israel, Scandinavian Journal of Economic, 2008, Special issue on Economics of Education

Contact details

Telephone: +44(0) 24 7657 4158

Fax: +44(0) 2476 523032


Room: S1.110

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Curriculum Vitae