Type: Seminar

The equilibrium effects of grants to public schools

Economic Development Seminar (EDS)


Dr. Natalie Bau (UCLA)

Date & Time

Mar 25, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Abstract: We study the effects of a policy that distributed large cash grants through school councils to public schools in rural Pakistan. Using a village-level randomized control trial, we identify the medium-term equilibrium effects of this policy in a marketplace where the private sector is large, and there is substantial school choice. Learning increases in both the public and private sectors.

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