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Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments

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The ETN OCCAM will investigate how educational policies influence educational outcomes worldwide. One of the most
salient findings in the field of education is that there are huge national differences in student achievement in international
comparative studies. The shockingly large gap between the highest performing countries (most of which are in East Asia)
and many European countries corresponds to a difference in attainment of two years of schooling. Although this finding has
been replicated in several studies, at present, the reasons for and consequences of such differences are not well
understood.
Variations in many features of educational policies can only be observed across countries on the system level (e.g. the
existence of central exams). Since the start of the new millennium, a new generation of international comparative studies
has been launched: studies like PISA and TIMSS are repeated every few years and thus have a longitudinal component at
the system level. Unlike cross-sectional designs, these trend designs allow the causal effects of changes in educational
policies at the system level to be estimated. Applying this approach, alongside other approaches to causal inference, to the
accumulated data from the comparative studies has a huge potential to provide insights into the determinants of educational
outcomes worldwide.
The ETN will provide an ideal environment for training ESRs to become leading experts in educational policy evaluation,
international student assessments, and educational and policy consulting. They will receive interdisciplinary and -
intersectoral training, and their individual research projects promise groundbreaking new knowledge on how to design fair
and efficient educational systems. For this purpose, OCCAM will integrate the complementary expertise from nine academic
and three non-academic partners. The combination of non-profit and for-profit organizations will ensure the employability and
entrepreneurship of the ESRs.

Koordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
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€ 498 432,96
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August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Deutschland

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Beteiligte (8)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Schweden
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€ 527 318,64
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Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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IFO INSTITUT LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG AN DER UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN EV
Deutschland
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€ 249 216,48
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Poschinger Strasse 5
81679 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgien
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€ 501 120,00
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Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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CITO BV
Niederlande
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€ 255 374,28
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Amsterdamweg 13
6814CM Arnhem

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
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STICHTING I.E.A. SECRETARIAAT NEDERLAND
Niederlande
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€ 249 216,48
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Keizersgracht 311
1016 EE Amsterdam

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Research Organisations
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UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Zypern
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€ 482 758,56
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Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia

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Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
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UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norwegen
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€ 572 550,48
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Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 546 575,76
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Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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