University of Essex, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK
Human capital development, education, child care, maternal labor supply, migration, and residential mobility
Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK (2009–2013); Senior Research Officer, Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex, UK (2007–2009).
PhD Political Science and Economics, Free University Berlin, 1999
"Sibling spillover effects in school achievement." Journal of Applied Econometrics (Forthcoming) (with C. Nicoletti).
"The effect of school spending on student achievement: Addressing biases in value-added models." Journal of the Royal Statistics Society, Series A 181:2 (2018): 487–515 (with C. Nicoletti).
"Universal pre-school education: The case of public funding with private provision." Economic Journal 126 (2016): 682–723 (with J. Blanden, E. Del Bono, and S. McNally).
"Inequality in pupils' test scores: How much do family, sibling type and neighborhood matter?" Economica 80:318 (2013): 197–218 (with C. Nicoletti).
"Differences in opportunities? Wage, employment, and house-price effects on migration." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 74:6 (2012): 831–855 (with M. Taylor).
Do school inputs crowd out parents’ investments in their children?
Public education tends to crowd out parents’ time and money, but careful policy design may mitigate thisBirgitta Rabe, May 2019Many countries around the world are making substantial and increasing public investments in children by providing resources for schooling from early years through to adolescence. Recent research has looked at how parents respond to children’s schooling opportunities, highlighting that public inputs can alternatively encourage or crowd out parental inputs. Most evidence finds that parents reduce their own efforts as schooling improves, dampening the efficiency of government expenditure. Policymakers may thus want to focus government provision on schooling inputs that are less easily substituted.MoreLess