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Christopher Neilson, Yale University

In his talk, Professor Neilson will present recent findings from his research paper titled “Teacher Compensation and Structural Inequality: Evidence from Centralized Teacher School Choice in Peru” (with coauthors Matteo Bobba, Tim Ederer, Gianmarco Leon, and Marco Nieddu). This work explores the inequities in schooling inputs and teacher quality in the context of Peru. He and his coauthors study a change in teacher compensation to show that increasing salaries at less desirable public schools attracts better quality applicants and improves subsequent student test scores. 

Christopher A. Neilson is a Professor of Economics and Global Affairs at the Yale Department of Economics and Jackson School of Global Affairs. He is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on the study of education markets and policies that promote equitable opportunities for human capital accumulation. Professor Neilson studies how government policy affects students, families, and education providers, drawing on methods from industrial organization, labor economics, and development economics. 

Christopher Neilson