Publications

2017
F. Barrera-Osorio, L. Linden, and J. Saavedra. 2017. “Long term educational consequences of alternative conditional cash transfer designs: Experimental eidence from Colombia.” (forthcoming) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Publisher's Version
F. Barrera-Osorio and D. Raju. 2017. “Teacher performance pay: Experimental evidence from Pakistan.” Journal of Public Economics, 148, Pp. 75-91. Publisher's Version
2016
F. Barrera-Osorio and A.J. Ganimian. 2016. “The barking dog that bites: Test score volatility and school rankings in Punjab, Pakistan.” International Journal of Educational Development, 49, Pp. 31-54. Publisher's Version
F. Barrera-Osorio and D. Filmer. 2016. “Incentivizing schooling for learning: Evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches.” Journal of Human Resources, 51, 2, Pp. 461-499. Publisher's Version
2015
2015. “Evaluating the Impacts of public student subsidies to low-cost private schools in Pakistan.” Journal of Development Studies, 51, 7, Pp. 808-825.Abstract

We examine the impacts of accountability-based public per-student subsidies provided to low-cost private schools in Punjab, Pakistan on student enrollment and school inputs. Program entry is contingent on achieving a minimum pass rate on a specially-designed academic test. We use regression discontinuity to estimate impacts on schools that joined the program in the last entry round (phase 4) before follow-up survey data collection. We find large positive impacts on school enrollment, number of teachers, and other inputs for program schools near the minimum pass rate.

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