Laia Navarro-Sola is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. Her research areas of interest are the economics of education and human capital formation in developing countries. Her current research investigates the long-run effects of expanding secondary education in a developing country context through the construction of 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. She also investigates 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.