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December 2019

Seminar: Mike Gilraine (NYU)

December 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hunter West 1537 (Economics Dept. Seminar Room), 912 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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Title: A New Method of Estimating Teacher Value-Added Paper link: GGM_TVA Abstract: This paper proposes a new methodology for estimating teacher value-added. Rather than imposing a normality assumption on unobserved teacher quality (as in the standard empirical Bayes approach), our nonparametric estimator permits the underlying distribution to be estimated directly…

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