Laia Navarro-Sola is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on human capital and education in developing countries. Her current research investigates the long-run effects of expanding access to secondary education in a developing country context through schools that use televised lessons. Navarro-Sola’s research also examines whether a school’s impact on high-stakes exams is a good measure of its overall life impact on students, and whether parents value high-stakes tests, long-run outcomes, or both. In work in progress, she investigates the malleability of social and interpersonal skills in educational and organizational settings, and the effect of disciplinary policies on student behavioral and academic outcomes.
Navarro-Sola received a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 2013, and a M.A. in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in 2014.