The effects of delaying tracking in secondary school: evidence from the 1999 education reform in Poland

The effects of delaying tracking in secondary school: evidence from the 1999 education reform in Poland Maciej Jakubowski, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Emilio Ernesto Porta & Jerzy Wiśniewski Education Economics (2016) Delaying tracking, extending students’ exposure to a general academic education and increasing their time on task on basic competences (reading, mathematics) could improve academic outcomes.Continue reading “The effects of delaying tracking in secondary school: evidence from the 1999 education reform in Poland”

Robots: What can workers do to protect themselves from automation?

Robots: What can workers do to protect themselves from automation? “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking. Photo: The Terminator / Orion Pictures Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence could end the human race. The development of intelligent machines could pose a major threat to humanity.  Sometime inContinue reading “Robots: What can workers do to protect themselves from automation?”

Comparable Estimates of Returns to Schooling around the World

Comparable Estimates of #Returns to #Schooling around the @WorldBank http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/09/04/000158349_20140904084836/Rendered/PDF/WPS7020.pdf … Claudio E. Montenegro World Bank and Department of Economics, University of Chile Harry Anthony Patrinos World Bank Rates of return to investments in schooling have been estimated since the late 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several attempts toContinue reading “Comparable Estimates of Returns to Schooling around the World”

Literacy rate in Papua New Guinea Increases due to early grade reading interventions

Literacy Rate In PNG Increases : Read PNG Papua New Guinea Today | November 13, 2015 PORT MORESBY, November 13, 2015 – Literacy rates in two provinces of PNG have seen outstanding improvements in just three years, according to new results from the READ PNG project, released this week in Port Moresby. Under READ PNGContinue reading “Literacy rate in Papua New Guinea Increases due to early grade reading interventions”

Funding Universities — Guest column in The Korean Times

Funding universities Guest Column in The Korean Times, 25 October 2015 https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2015/10/197_189411.html By Harry Anthony Patrinos There has been a tremendous increase in the number of university students and graduates.  This should have led to decrease in the rate of return to investment to higher education.  The returns to higher education are higher in mostContinue reading “Funding Universities — Guest column in The Korean Times”

Higher education

Higher education: returns are high but we need to fund it better This week I was invited to speak at The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York to share my thoughts on how higher education can be expanded. I believe that we need a fair and sustainable cost-recovery model at the university level usingContinue reading “Higher education”