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Stephen Machin

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About the author and department

Personal webpage:

http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/staff/person.asp?id=971

Economics Department:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/economics/home.aspx

Centre for Economic Performance:

http://cep.lse.ac.uk/

Relevant research

The references below have been chosen to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the research.

Apprenticeships

Steedman, Hilary (2010) The state of apprenticeship in 2010: international comparisons - Australia, Austria, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland: a report for the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network. Centre for Economic Performance special papers, CEPSP22. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47516/

Evaluation of Educational Policies

Machin, Stephen and McNally, Sandra (2008) The literacy hour. Journal of Public Economics, 92 (5-6). pp. 1441-1462.  http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/4049/

Machin, Stephen, McNally, Sandra and Meghir, Costas (2010) Resources and standards in urban schools. Journal of Human Capital, 4 (4). pp. 365-393. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35900/

Gibbons, Stephen and Silva, Olmo (2011) Faith primary schools: better schools or better pupils? Journal of Labor Economics, 29 (3). pp. 589-635. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30752/

Gibbons, Stephen, McNally, Sandra and Viarengo, Martina (2011) Does additional spending help urban schools?: an evaluation using boundary discontinuities. SERC discussion paper, 90. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44676/

School Competition and Autonomy

Gibbons, Stephen, Machin, Stephen and Silva, Olmo (2008) Choice, competition and pupil achievement. Journal of the European Economic Association, 6 (4). pp. 912-947.  http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20472/

Evidence of impact

Apprenticeships

The Wolf Review of Vocational Education made extensive reference to the LSE Centre for the Economics of Education research:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/180504/DFE-00031-2011.pdf

School competition and autonomy

CEP Briefing – A Note on Academy School Policy (June 2010) at http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/pa011.pdf had some influence over the UK Government decision to ensure that underperforming schools were encouraged to become academies:

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/michael-gove-s-academies-announcement

Educational policies

Gibbons, Stephen, McNally, Sandra and Viarengo, Martina (2011) Does additional spending help urban schools?: an evaluation using boundary discontinuities. CEE DP, 128. Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44677/

Stephen Machin, Academies: old research is wrongly being used to validate them, The Guardian, 9 April 2012:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/apr/09/labour-academies-research-coalition-programme

Research on faith schools led to some tightening of the admissions code – see Schools admission code tightened up, The Guardian, 4 December 2008:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2008/dec/04/school-places-code

The LSE Centre for Economic Performance was appointed to the first Evaluation Panel of the Education Endowment Foundation, founded by the Sutton Trust

Relevant video and audio

Stephen Machin speaking at ‘The role of skills in a growth strategy for the UK’, LSE Growth Commission, Evidence Session 1: Human Capital, 21 March 2012, (at time 25:35):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKm4mtE5R0

Olmo Silva speaking at debate on ‘Do academies help improve teaching and learning?, Challenge Partners, 09 July 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXQZBKLvm_k

Sandra McNally speaking on Election Economics: School Spending, LSE Centre for Economic Performance, 24 March 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm2Uwjbx-bw

Sandra McNally speaking on Election Economics: Academies, LSE Centre for Economic Performance, 24 March 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLV1Bf6a1gQ

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