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    • Competition among schools and educational quality: tension between various objectives of educational policy 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Gajardo, Felipe (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017-05)
      Using Chilean data for fourth grade students, this research studies the effect of competition among schools on the results of standardized tests, academic self-esteem and motivation, the climate within the school, civic ...
    • Destructive creation: school turnover and educational attainment 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Hojman Trujillo, Daniel; Mizala Salcés, Alejandra (Universidad de Chile, 2015-09)
      This paper studies the e ect of school entry and exit in the Chilean market-oriented educational system. During the period 1994-2012, 2,151 schools closed, roughly one- fth of the current stock of schools. At the same ...
    • A dynamic model of elementary school choice 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2016-01)
      This paper builds and estimates a dynamic model of elementary school choice using detailed Chilean administrative data. In the model, parents care about different features of primary schools: school’s socioeconomic ...
    • Industrial Policy in Chile 

      Agosín Trumper, Manuel; Larraín, Christian; Grau Veloso, Nicolás (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2009)
      Chile has experimented with practically every type of industrial policy in the book: from heavy import substitution, public ownership of domestic firms, directed credit, and heavy use of development banking; to a completely ...
    • Juvenile incarceration and adult recidivism 

      Cortés, Tomás; Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Rivera Cayupi, Jorge (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2019)
      Although there is debate about whether juvenile incarceration deters future crime, it is a common practice worldwide. We contribute to this debate by using Chilean data to assess the causal impact of different types of ...
    • School Closure and Educational Attainment: Evidence from a Market-based System 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Hojman Trujillo, Daniel; Mizala Salcés, Alejandra (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017)
      This paper studies the effect of school closure in the Chilean market-oriented educational system. Between 2000 and 2012 the system exhibited a large turnover: 1,651 schools closed -roughly one-sixth of the current stock- ...
    • The effects of the minimum wage on employment and wages 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Miranda, Jorge; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
      The effect of the minimum wage on labor market outcomes is controversial. There are several studies for developed countries with mixed results, but there is a lack of evidence for developing countries. We have access to ...
    • The Impact of Prison Labor Programs on Recidivism: The Case of Chile 

      Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Gómez Baeza, Francisca (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017)
      We estimate the effect of prison labor programs on recidivism using a nationwide census-based dataset of all prison inmates released in 2010 in Chile and tracked for two years after release. Because participation in ...