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Institut d??Economia de Barcelona (IEB), University of Barcelona

September 09-10, 2015
VI Workshop on Economics of Education: "Competences?? acquisition, skills & the labour market"
Barcelona, ???Sala de Recepcions?? of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona, Spain
Competences?? acquisition is the most relevant output in the educational production function. Likewise, the formation of human capital is essential to increase productivity, generate higher monetary returns in the labour market and foster economic growth. However, human capital does not depend exclusively on the formal education aimed at young people but also on lifelong learning. The Workshop focuses on the determinants of skills and competences?? acquisition as well as on the effects that those have in the labour market. We give special attention to research using PIAAC data. However, papers using other type of data or focused on the evaluation of educational policy are also welcome. Original research papers that cast some light on these issues, especially those from an economic perspective, will be brought together at the Workshop. Although the focus is set on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome. Topics: - PIAAC - Competences?? acquisition - Skills formation - Funding of Lifelong learning - Lifelong learning policy evaluation - PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS - Educational inequalities - Training - Educational production function - Gender [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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