Schoolhouse Talk! Presents Nicholas Papageorge
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As part of the School of Education’s Schoolhouse Talk Series, Nicholas Papageorge will present “The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers”.
In his talk, Papageorge will discuss the long-run impacts of having a same-race teacher. Using data collected from the Tennessee STAR class-size experiment, he shows that black students randomly assigned to a black teacher in grades K-3 are more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college than their same-school, same-race peers. He replicates these results in North Carolina using a quasi-experimental model and provides evidence that role model effects explain race-math effects on some dimensions of educational attainment.
Nicholas Papageorge is the Broadus Mitchell Associate Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. His research focus is on human capital, broadly construed to include education, physical and mental health, socio-emotional skills and genetic endowments. He mainly uses large observational data sets to examine how people invest in their human capital. He also studies variation in the returns to different forms of human capital, for example, by employment sector, racial groups and socioeconomic status.
The Schoolhouse Talk! Speaker Series is organized by doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and is supported by the JHU Alumni Association and the School of Education.