Investegators: CDEP affiliates Bentley MacLeod and Miguel Urquiola, Evan Riehl of Columbia University and Juan Saavedra of the University of Southern California.
The project considers the role college reputation and other signals of skill play in wage determination. Using data from Colombia, it asks if the introduction of an individual specific measure of skill – a national subject-specific college exit exam – affected the weight the labor market places on different signals of ability. In addition, the project asks how college reputation might best be measured.
This project is part of CDEP’s Human Capital Initiative.