• A Cross Country Prescriptive Analysis of the Efficiency of Educational Systems 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2016-11-21)
      How does a country achieve the most efficient education system possible? We examine the efficiency of educational systems across the world using internationally comparable performance of secondary school pupils. We use ...
    • Análisis de la eficiencia del profesorado español a través de indicadores 

      Ruiz, Ana Belén; Luque-Gallego, Mariano; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2018-06-13)
      La relación entre el rendimiento del alumnado y la capacidad del profesorado para usar eficazmente los recursos disponibles es de indudable interés para el potencial rediseño de las políticas educativas. De ahí la relevancia ...
    • Are early writers and readers more successful than their counterparts? 

      López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2016-02-12)
      There exists an increasing number of scientific contributions focused on the influence of the attendance to early childhood and/or preprimary education on the future academic track of the students, which employ the quarter ...
    • The difficulty of obtaining causal impact: an international analysis of students’ academic achievement 

      Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Shure, Nikki (2018-01-08)
      International large-scale assessments such as PISA are increasingly being used to benchmark the academic performance of young people across the world. Yet many of the technicalities underpinning these datasets are ...
    • The effect on students’ academic progression of relative school socioeconomic status 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2019-01-29)
      It has been widely studied that students’ academic achievement may be affected by the socioeconomic characteristics of their peers. Nevertheless, little is known on whether the relative position that students occupied ...
    • Essays on economics of education from the perspective of microeconometrics and optimization 

      López Agudo, Luis Alejandro (UMA Editorial, 2017)
      Esta tesis pertenece al campo de la Economía de la Educación, área de investigación dentro de la Economía que se basa en la aplicación de técnicas econométricas para analizar la realidad educativa. La intención de esta ...
    • Evaluating the potential trade-off between students’ satisfaction and school performance using multiobjective programming 

      Gonzalez-Gallardo, Sandra; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Luque-Gallego, Mariano (2018-07-16)
      In this article, we carry out a combined econometric and multiobjective analysis using data from a representative sample of Andalusian schools. In particular, four econometric models are estimated in which the students’ ...
    • Financial illiteracy in Spain: a structural problem 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Molina Marfil, José Antonio (2019-01-29)
      Financial education in Spain has been traditionally a forgotten subject. Nevertheless, recent economic problems, as the economic crisis, have put into focus the lack of financial literacy that Spanish population presents. ...
    • Is homework the solution to low academic performance? 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-01-29)
      Parental associations have long held the view that Spanish elementary school pupils spend too much time undertaking homework. This situation is so alarming that it has recently (2016) caused a ‘homework strike’, which has ...
    • More class time, better achievement? 

      López Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2017-02-06)
      Spanish press has widely criticized the fact that students spend almost their whole day at school, a practice rooted in the common belief that higher instruction time enhances students’ learning. However, in spite of this ...
    • Parents’ and students’ gender-interaction: the effect of parental expectations 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Lopez Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-07-23)
      The study of the effect on students’ academic achievement of their parents’ expectations has been widely explored; nevertheless, most of the existing evidence for the Spanish case is purely correlational and subject to ...
    • Social mobility and the importance of networks: evidence for Britain 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Miclewright, John; Vignoles, Anna (2015-01-07)
      Greater levels of social mobility are widely seen as desirable on grounds of both equity and efficiency. Debate on social mobility in Britain and elsewhere has recently focused on specific factors that might hinder social ...
    • Students’ Homework: Useful for their Learning 

      Jerrim, John; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-06-18)
      The debate on the effect of students’ homework time on their academic achievement has been extensively discussed; nevertheless, international research does not seem to have reach to any definitive result. This homework ...
    • Studying at home: worth it? 

      Jerrim, John; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2018-07-02)
      Homework time and its effect on students’ academic achievement is a relevant subject with worldwide repercussion. Nevertheless, although transcendental, this issue has been studied for primary education mostly by correlational ...
    • Teachers’ satisfaction as indicator of education system performance 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Luque-Gallego, Mariano; López-Aguado, Luis Alejandro (2015-06-08)
      We investigate the potential trade-off between some teacher characteristics, particularly teachers’ satisfaction, and different measures of pupils’ performance, in order to optimize the outputs of the Spanish education ...
    • The teaching crisis in less developed countries 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-01-08)
      There is a huge concern on the influence of teachers on students’ cognitive learning. However, little is known about the causal impact of teachers’ knowledge on students’ performance. In addition, this effect is likely to ...
    • Testing the impact on educational achievement of expectations 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2016-02-11)
      Parental and students’ expectations on the educational achievement of the latter have been highlighted in the literature as proper proxies for students’ forthcoming performance and high school track elections. In this ...
    • The effect of cultural capital on the differential educational achievement of girls and boys 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2015-07-21)
      One of the less discussed issues in the literature on educational production functions, in Spain, is the contribution of variables related to students’ lifestyles to explain the gender gap in terms of educational achievement. ...
    • The gender gap in educational mismatch: evidence from the Dominican Republic 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Gomez Paulino, Evalina; Marques, Helena (2017-01-30)
      In this paper we test the existence of gender gaps in educational mismatch for a developing country (Dominican Republic), an interesting case study due to its recent policies of education promotion, which achieved an ...
    • The influence of gender and social roles on academic achievement 

      Marqués, Helena; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; López, Luis (2016-11-21)
      The analysis of the influence of certain social aspects across countries on gender differences in educational achievement has gained a great relevance. In this research the main objective is to deepen into the knowledge ...