International Trends in Data-Driven Education
Policy: Scientific Research and Education


17-19 Jan 2019, European University Institute, Fiesole, Firenze, Italy


The 21st century is developing novel possibilities in education data analysis and novel scientific research
with profound implications for education policies. Data from PISA, TIMSS and PIRLS studies have
stimulated international comparisons and national research. Economics of education and social studies have
benefited from increased data availability and from modern counterfactual impact evaluation methods.
Cognitive psychology, neurosciences and other scientific areas have provided educators with a better
knowledge on the ways in which we learn, memorize, assimilate knowledge, and develop skills. In these
areas, studies are shedding light on successful and unsuccessful education programs and helped dismissing
some speculative educational beliefs.
This expert meeting will bring together leading scientists in the above-mentioned areas, active experts from
educational data policy and influential policy decision makers. Discussions will be initiated by leading
experts with summary reports on their fields. They will be complemented by round-table presentations of
policy experiences, followed by general discussions. Sessions will be held under the Chatham House rule.
This meeting will be followed some time later by a School of Transnational Governance Executive Training
Seminar for a larger audience, including high level education policy officers, policy decision makers,
academic researchers. and others. Participants at the first event - the current High-Level Expert Meeting -
are invited to cooperate in the preparation of the future Executive Training Seminar.


Eric Hanushek, Fabrizio Bernardi, Maciej Jakubowski, Montserrat Gomendio, Tim Oates, William Schmidt, Stanislas Dehaene, Daniele Checchi, Gabriele Ballarino, Daisy Christodoulou, Margaret Raymond


Nuno Crato (Universidade de Lisboa)


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Target audience

International academics in Economics of Education and related areas


Villa Schifanoia, Sala Europa


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