• Economic Analysis Seminar March 17, José Montalbán (Stockholm U)

  • Start: Wednesday, 17 March 13:00
    End: Wednesday, 17 March 14:30
  • UCM Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de Somosaguas, Pozuelo de Alarcón, España
  • Dept. Economic Analysis

    Research Seminars

    Dear all,
     The following  virtual seminar will take place next week.

    Department of Economic Analysis & ICAE Research Seminars:

    WEDNESDAY, March 17th, 2021, 13:00 h

    José Montalbán (SOFI-Stockholm University)

    Title: Home Broadband and Human Capital Formation (joint with Rosa Sanchís-Guarner, Queen Mary U; and Felix Weinhardt, Humboldt & LSE) 

    Abstract: This paper estimates the effect of home high-speed internet on national test scores of students at age 14. We combine comprehensive information on the telecom network, administrative student records, house prices and local amenities in England in a fuzzy spatial regression discontinuity design across invisible telephone exchange catchment areas. Using this strategy, we find that increasing broadband speed by 1 Mbit/s increases test scores by 1.37 percentile ranks in the years 2005-2008. This effect is sizeable, equivalent to 5% of a standard deviation in the national score distribution, and not driven by other technological mediating factors or school characteristics.

    You can join the  seminar through Google Hangout Meets at the following link:

    @ucm accounts are granted immediate access to the webinar. External accounts require explicit approval by the moderators.

    You can find the recording of the talk  as well as previous sessions, papers, and the schedule of upcoming seminars at the seminar’s webpage

    Hope to see you all there.
    Jimenez-Martin, Juan-Ángel 
    Rodríguez Álvarez, Carmelo 
    Rodríguez Hernández, Juan Gabriel