JILAEE invites you to a seminar on Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 11am Buenos Aires/ 9am Chicago presented by Catherine Michaud-Leclerc form Laval Université. The seminar is going to be hybrid so you can either join us in person at UCEMA’s building: Reconquista 775, CABA, Argentina or online on ZOOM.

Catherine is visiting JILAEE until November 17th, 2022 and she’ll will advance her research agenda on the interactions between public and private schooling, and their impact on education attainment, labour market outcomes, and individual well-being. She will build partnerships with educators in Latin America to design interventions that aim at improving the provision of education and school resources. Furthermore, she hopes to develop strong research partnerships between Quebec and Argentina.

In this opportunity, she will present her paper titled: “Misallocation of Talent in Brazil: The Role of the Education System”. The following is the ABSTRACT of the paper: This paper investigates how disparities in private and public education across different levels of schooling contribute to misallocation of talent in higher education. To understand whether public resources in education alleviate the financial constraints that poor parents may face, I develop an overlapping generation model based on Restuccia and Urrutia (2004) in which heterogeneous parents invest in the education of their children. I calibrate the model to the Brazilian economy and find that equalizing public spending per student across the levels of schooling increases aggregate output, consumption and welfare and generates a better selection of talented students in public universities.

We have limited space, so please register to save your place.

We look forward to meeting you soon.




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