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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar: 'Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools'

Dates:
  • Mon 22 Jun 2020 15.00 - 16.15
  Add to Calendar 2020-06-22 15:00 2020-06-22 16:15 Europe/Paris Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar: 'Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools'

Abstract: We investigate whether individuals who are made aware of their stereotypes change their behavior, studying teacher bias in Italian schools. Teachers give lower grades to immigrant students compared to natives with the same performance in standardized tests. Differences in grading are bigger for teachers with stronger stereotypes, elicited through an Implicit Association Test (IAT). We reveal teachers their own IAT score, randomizing the timing of disclosure. Teachers informed before grading increase grades assigned to immigrants. This result is driven by teachers who do not report explicit views against immigrants and who receive a more precise signal of their implicit bias.

Co-authors: Alberto Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, Paolo Pinotti

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Abstract: We investigate whether individuals who are made aware of their stereotypes change their behavior, studying teacher bias in Italian schools. Teachers give lower grades to immigrant students compared to natives with the same performance in standardized tests. Differences in grading are bigger for teachers with stronger stereotypes, elicited through an Implicit Association Test (IAT). We reveal teachers their own IAT score, randomizing the timing of disclosure. Teachers informed before grading increase grades assigned to immigrants. This result is driven by teachers who do not report explicit views against immigrants and who receive a more precise signal of their implicit bias.

Co-authors: Alberto Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, Paolo Pinotti


Location:
Online via Zoom -

Affiliation:
Department of Economics

Type:
Seminar series

Speaker:
Prof. Michela Carlana (Harvard Kennedy School)

Contact:
Lucia Vigna (EUI - Department of Economics) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Andrea Ichino (EUI - Department of Economics)

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