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Researching pupils, teachers and schools. Professor of Economics, University of Bristol. All views here purely my own.
Apr 29 7 tweets 5 min read
Teacher labour markets are typically highly regulated.
What happens after a radical deregulation as in England in 2013?
Happy that our paper now out:…
By Ellen Greaves @BristolUniEcon @RichMurphy_Econ and myself.


(1/7) Specifically, what happens to teachers’ pay and employment and to pupil test scores?

On pay: schools used their new flexibility to respond to local market conditions: teachers’ salaries grew relatively faster in high wage labour markets.

Nov 23, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
NEWLY PUBLISHED: Understanding the Response to Financial and Non-Financial Incentives in Education: Field Experimental Evidence Using High-Stakes Assessments.

Can incentives for high school students work?


Want more detail? Read on …

(1/10) The paper is out now:

Joint with Sally Sadoff and Rob Metcalfe.

The original large-scale RCT generously funded by @EducEndowFoundn
Jan 22, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
NEW: Blog post: What can we learn about Covid transmission in schools from teacher absence figures?

With Dave Thomson @FFTEduDatalab…

We look at teacher absence by COVID-related reason over last half term

(1/n) Most interesting difference is that rate of teachers told to isolate by school because of contact in school is much higher in primary schools than secondary

While infection higher in sec’y school, lost learning per infection likely higher in prim’y