Leading House Lectures

Economics of Education Leading House Lectures

The Leading House Lecture Series was successfully launched in May 2009 and serves the international exchange of ideas and stimulates worldwide research networks in the field of economics of education. The Lecture Series highlights the importance of scientific research to facilitate educational policy making and to improve the overall quality of the system by answering critical policy- or practice-related questions.

Lectures:

 

Date Speaker Title Place

Autumn

2020

     
07.09.2020

Prof. David Figlio

Northwestern, School of Education and Social Policy

tba University of Zurich, tba
Spring 2020      

26.05.2020

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb

tba

University of Zurich,

tba

24.03.2020

12:30-13:30

Prof. Paul Osterman

MIT Sloan School of Management

"Skills, Training, and the Future of Work: A Perspective From the United States"

University of Zurich,

Plattenstrasse 14,

Room: PLM 103/104

Spring 2019      

28.05.2019

12:15-13:15

Prof. Guido Schwerdt

University of Konstanz

"Central Exams and Adult Skills: Evidence from PIACC" University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 32, PLD-E-04
Autumn 2018      
20.11.2018

Prof. Samuel Mühlemann

Ludwigs-Maximilian Universität Munich (LMU)

"Works councils and the quality of apprenticeship training" University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Spring 2017      
11.04.2017 Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin “Additional Career Assistance and Educational Outcomes for Students in Lower Track Secondary Schools“ University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Autumn 2016      
22.11.2016

Prof. Thomas Dohmen,

University of Bonn

"Patience and the Wealth of Nations"

University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Spring 2016      
26.04.2016

Prof. David Marsden,

London School of Economics (LSE)

"Teachers' reactions to performance pay in England and Wales"

University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
08.03.2016 Stuart W. Elliott, PhD

OECD, Directorate for Education and Skills, Paris

“Computers and the Future of Skills and Productivity” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Autumn 2014      
09.12.2014 Prof. Dr. Pedro S. Martins

Queen Mary College, University of London; Former Secretary of State for Employment, Portugal

“Labour market institutions, reforms and outcomes: the case of Portugal during the Eurozone crisis” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
11.11.2014 Prof. Dr. Arnaldo Camuffo

Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan

"Safety Reloaded: Lean Operations and High Involvement Work Practices For Sustainable Workplaces" University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Spring 2014      
20.05.2014 Prof. Ofer Malamud, Ph.D.

Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

“General Education vs. Vocational Training: Evidence from Romania” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
05.03.2014 Prof. Dr. Ludger Wössmann

Professor of Economics, University of Munich and Director of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education and Innovation, Munich

“School Systems and Student Achievement: Identification of Institutional effects from International tests” University of Berne, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Room A022
Autumn 2012      
22.11.2012 Prof. Dr. Gerard Pfann

Professor in Econometrics of Markets and Organizations, Maastricht University and IZA Bonn

“Job Security and Severance Pay Lenience in Recession” University of Berne, Schanzeneckstr. 1, Room A-119
Spring 2012      
08.05.2012 Prof. Eric Bettinger

Stanford University School of Education

“The Role of Application Assistance and Information in College Decisions: Results from the HR Block FAFSA Experiment” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Autumn 2011      
05.12.2011 Prof. David Soskice

Professor of Comparative Political Economy and Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford; Professor of Political Science, Duke University

“Globalisation, Politics, Crisis and the Knowledge Economy: the Political Economy of Training in the Contemporary World” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Spring 2011      
01.03.2011 Dr. Chris Minns

London School of Economics and Political Science

“The Price of Skill in Early Modern England: An Analysis of 18th Century Apprenticeship Premiums” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Spring 2010      
23.04.2010 Prof. Edward P. Lazear

Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics; Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

“A personnel economics approach to leadership” Zurich, Restaurant Linde
30.03.2010 Dr. Ursula Renold

Director of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Training (OPET)

“Evidence-based educational policy: Selected case studies from Switzerland” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104
Spring 2009      
26.05.2009 Prof. Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor of Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

“Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty” University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, PLM 103/104