These are 2008 AEA Conference Papers; please see also the full 2008 ASSA Preliminary Program Schedule.
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Timothy Besley (London School of Economics)


Friday, January 4, 8:00 AM

Friday, January 4, 8:00 AM
Session: Understanding School Performance (AEA)
Presiding: Richard Murnane (Harvard University)

School Quality and the Black-White Achievement Gap
Eric Hanushek (Stanford University)
Steven Rivkin (Amherst College)

Are Public Sector CEOs Different? Leadership Wages and Performance in Schools
Timothy Besley (London School of Economics)
Stephen Machin (University College London)

Pupil-Teacher Gender Interaction Effects on Scholastic Outcomes in England and the USA
Andreas Ammermueller (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany)
Peter Dolton (Royal Holloway College)

Am I missing Something? The effects of absence from class on student performance
Wiji Arulampalam (University of Warwick)
Jeremy Smith (University of Warwick)
Robin Naylor (University of Warwick)
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Friday, January 4, 10:15 AM

Friday, January 4, 10:15 AM
Session: Expertise and Macroeconomic Policy (AEA)
Presiding: Donald L. Kohn (Federal Reserve Board)

Amateurs versus Experts in Monetary Policy
Timothy Besley (London School of Economics)

Does Leadership Produce Better Monetary Policy? An Experimental Study
Alan Blinder (Princeton University)
John Morgan (University of California-Berkeley)

The FOMC vs. the Staff: Where Can Monetary Policymakers Add Value?
Christina D. Romer (University of California-Berkeley)
David H. Romer (University of California-Berkeley)
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Sunday, January 6, 10:15 AM

Sunday, January 6, 10:15 AM
Session: Work Incentives, Motivation, and Identity (AEA)
Presiding: Rachel Kranton (University of Maryland)

Bureaucratic Conflict
Canice Prendergast (University of Chicago)

Investing in Motivation
Timothy Besley (London School of Economics)
Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics)

Whistleblowing and Sabotage: Loyalty and Work Group Identity
George Akerlof (University of California-Berkeley)
Rachel Kranton (University of Maryland)



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