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Catching the Big Fish in the Little Pond (Effect): Causal Evidence from 33 Countries and Regions (СInSt Research Seminar)

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You are cordially invited to attend the Center for Institutional Studies Research Seminar.
Please note that the address of CInSt research events has changed to 4 Slavyanskaya Square, building 2.


Catching the Big Fish in the Little Pond (Effect): Causal Evidence from 33 Countries and Regions
Andrey Zakharov and Yulia Kouzmina (Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Researchers have long postulated the existence of a big fish little pond effect (BFLPE) where, conditional on achievement level, a student’s academic standing in class or school impacts his or her academic self-concept. Few studies, however, use rigorous causal research designs to identify whether the BFLPE exists. The goal of our study is to use causal research designs to identify the BFLPE and examine whether it differs across national contexts. To accomplish our goal, we analyze cross-national TIMSS 2011 data using cross-subject student-fixed effects models. We provide the strongest evidence to date that a sizeable BFLPE exists in STEM subjects irrespective of national context.

Language: English
Date and time: April 27, 2017; 16:00
Place: 4 Slavyanskaya Square, building 2, room 101-102.

Free entrance. If you don't have an HSE ID, please send your name and surname to lovakov@hse.ru before 13:00, April 27.