Mauro Mediavilla

Mauro Mediavilla
University of Valencia | UV · Departament d'Economia Aplicada

PhD in Economics

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Introduction
Mauro Mediavilla. Associate professor in the Department of Applied Economics, University of Valencia. PhD in Economy (2011). Award for the best doctoral thesis in Economics of Education (Association of Education Economics). Has been advisor at the UNESCO, the Prometeo program of the Equator government (2014-2015) and the Spending Review Program of European Commission for Spain (2018-2019). Finally, he has more than 70 publications in indexed journals, books and book chapters.
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September 2014 - present
University of Valencia
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  • Professor (Associate)
September 2011 - August 2014
University of Valencia
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  • Lecturer
September 2005 - August 2010
University of Barcelona
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (67)
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En el presente trabajo se analizan los Programas de Transferencias Monetarias Condicionadas para la región de América Latina y el Caribe utilizando la base de datos del programa de protección social no contributiva de la División de Desarrollo de la CEPAL. Se realiza un análisis de los diferentes programas desarrollados en la región con el objeto d...
Technical Report
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Este documento de trabajo analiza, por un lado, la prevalencia de casos de acoso escolar en España y su relación con variables como el género, el tipo de centro escolar y la comunidad autónoma en la que se localiza el alumno. Por otro lado, se realiza una cuantificación del impacto del acoso escolar sobre las puntuaciones de la prueba del Programa...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a key factor in the educational context, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and, correctly implemented, can help to improve academic performance. The aim of this research was to analyse the factors that influence teachers' decisions to use ICT more-or less frequently t...
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Bullying is a problem that affects children and teenagers around the world and its repercussions can endure throughout adult life. Its prevalence is, in part, a product of the lack of information and the paucity of studies which analyse the wide-ranging consequences for the individuals involved. The main objective of this research is to study the i...
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With the world becoming increasingly digitalized, determining the relationship between the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and educational outcomes takes on special relevance for guiding educational policy decisions in a reasoned way. The objective of this research is to explore the relationship between different types of IC...
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The identification of the causal effects of grade retention policies is of enormous relevance for researchers and policymakers alike. Taking advantage of the availability of more detailed longitudinal datasets, researchers have been able to apply different identification strategies that address the classical problems of selection bias and unobserve...
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Purpose: This paper aims to focus on how reading for pleasure is transmitted within the family. Using data taken from the Programme for International Student Assessment test of 2009, which dealt in depth with the reading proficiency of students, the authors show that children of parents who read for pleasure are better readers. Within the extensive...
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Partiendo de las evidencias acerca de la relación entre la actitud de los padres hacia la lectura y el rendimiento de sus hijos, los autores profundizan en los efectos del entusiasmo lector de los padres, tomando como variable explicada la diferencia entre el rendimiento en comprensión lectora y el rendimiento en matemáticas de cada estudiante de c...
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With the world becoming increasingly digitalized, ICT has a key role to play in the educational process. The aim of this research is to determine the personal characteristics of teachers, as well as those of the school and class environment, that make them more likely to use ICT in their classes. This research is especially interesting given that t...
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This study examines the development of mathematical and financial literacy skills amongst 471 students in Spain. Most studies on this topic have looked at either one or the other skill but they have not examined the relationship between the two. The use of simultaneous equations has enabled us to do so. The aim of the paper is to disentangle the fa...
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Se plantea la situación actual en el ámbito internacional y español respecto al impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en los centros escolares y en el hogar.
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A growing literature has appeared in the last 2 decades with the aim to explore if the way in which publicly funded private schools are managed (a very autonomous mode) is more effective, than that applied in public schools (where decisions are highly centralized), concerning the promotion of student’s educational skills. Our paper contributes to t...
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In the academic year of 2004-2005 the Spanish region of Madrid began to implement a bilingual educational programme in public schools. Currently, 45% of the public educational system (primary and secondary) participates in the bilingual programme of the Community of Madrid (hereinafter MBP). One of the objectives sought by this programme, but not t...
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The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect on academic performance of the use and availability of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at school and at home. For this purpose, we apply a hierarchical lineal regression model approach with data from the Programme for International Student assessment survey (PISA) 2015. PISA 201...
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Breve compendio de la situación de las políticas TIC en España
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The empirical results indicate that grade retention – having first taken into account a student’s academic performance in primary education and several others individuals and parental control variables – has a decidedly negative impact. What’s more, the magnitude of this impact increases by more than 60% when a student has been held back two or mor...
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A lack of longitudinal data prevents many countries from estimating dynamic models and, thus, from obtaining valuable evidence for policymaking in the field of education. This is the case of Spain, where recent education reforms have targeted secondary schools, but their design has been based on incomplete information regarding the evolution of stu...
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Habitualmente, la literatura empírica en el campo de la economía aplicada basa sus estimaciones en bases de datos que sólo contienen las observaciones con información válida para todas las variables implicadas en el análisis. En la gran mayoría de los casos, esta práctica tiene como consecuencia una pérdida de información que, a su vez,puede origin...
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Up to 1987 the Spanish Income Tax imposed compulsory joint filing for married couples. However, the 1988 reform allowed spouses to choose between joint and separate taxation, involving a reduction in tax rates for secondary earners. Our aim is to analyze this reform as a quasi-natural experiment, assessing the effects of tax changes on labor partic...
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Aquest treball és una revisió sistemàtica de la literatura, basada en l’evidència, sobre el impacte de la política de beques en els nivells pre-universitaris incorporant tant les beques de característiques monetàries com aquelles no monetàries i amb diferents objectius perseguits: continuïtat en el centre escolar, millora en els resultats i graduac...
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Between 1981 and 1990, Chile began to implement an education reform based on school choice and a financing system through vouchers. In theory, the system ensures complete freedom of choice of school by families. This article attempts to identify the existence of factors that conditioned the enrollment process in different types of schools existing...
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Empirical evidence mostly describes the negative effects of grade repetition on academic performance. Nevertheless, the international use of this educational policy is still widespread. In this study, drawing on data for the Spanish case, we provide additional evidence on the need to consider different policies to grade repetition in order to enhan...
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This paper analyzes the determinants of educational attainment among immigrants in Spain and their degree of intergenerational educational mobility compared to Spanish individuals. The EU-SILC survey of 2011, which includes a module on intergenerational transmission of poverty, is used as a source of information. This module allows identifying the...
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Empirical evidence mostly describes the negative effects of grade repetition on academic performance. Nevertheless, the international use of this educational policy is still widespread. In this study, drawing on data for the Spanish case, we provide additional evidence on the need to consider different policies to grade repetition in order to enhan...
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ABSTRACT: With the world becoming increasingly digitalized, determining the relationship between the use of ICT in the learning process and educational outcomes takes on special relevance for guiding educational policy decisions in a reasoned way. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect on academic performance of the use and availabil...
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Social capital can be understood as network-based civic engagement, based on reciprocity and trust. This sociological approach, however, is faced with problems when assuming network-based social capital as a stock of capital. Any form of capital should have a positive economic payoff, should be measurable, and should define the mechanisms through w...
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One of the elements on which the educational debate has been focusing over the last years is the large number of individuals who do not continue their studies beyond the compulsory education level, quantified by a high rate of premature school dropouts. Literature indicates that this phenomenon is the result of the cumulative action of a series of...
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Social capital can be understood as network-based civic engagement, based on reciprocity and trust. This sociological approach, however, is faced with problems when assuming network-based social capital as a stock of capital. Any form of capital should have a positive economic payoff, should be measurable, and should define the mechanisms through w...
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Como introducción al análisis de las metodologías de evaluación, aquí presentamos algunas reflexiones teóricas con el objetivo de abrir debates y buscar nuevos enfoques metodológicos. Cuando evaluamos estamos cuantificando efectos, analizando conductas, priorizando intereses, estimando demandas y necesidades, analizando el cumplimiento de objetivos...
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En los últimos años el sistema educativo español ha experimentado la introducción masiva del ordenador e Internet en las aulas. En este contexto, el objetivo del trabajo es conocer la incidencia de estas Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) en la adquisición de determinadas competencias y teniendo en cuenta la titularidad del centr...
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RESUMEN: Una problemática educativa actual en Brasil es el alto porcentaje de alumnos en la escolaridad primaria que muestran un bajo nivel académico. Esta situación justifica el análisis de los determinantes del rendimiento académico en matemáticas para la totalidad de alumnos y su comparación al colectivo con un rendimiento considerado insuficien...
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Most recent available evidence points to the scarce efficacy of grade retention for levelling the performance of students. Yet, the fact that many countries persist in applying this measure reflects longstanding traditions, cultural factors and social beliefs as well, it would seem, the lack of robust empirical evidence to do otherwise. We contribu...
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A lack of longitudinal data prevents many countries from estimating dynamic models and, thus, from obtaining valuable evidence for policymaking in the field of education. This is the case of Spain, where recent education reforms have targeted secondary schools, but their design has been based on incomplete information regarding the evolution of stu...
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Resumen Este artículo analiza los efectos de la tenencia y uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comuni­ cación (TIc) en la adquisición de competencias (evaluadas por ordenador en la prueba de PIsa de 2012). los principales resultados son los siguientes. En primer lugar, se constata que las variables TIc inciden en mayor medida en la adquis...
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One of the subjects that has focused the empirical work of many educational economists has been the public funding of privately run schools. In this paper we use a quasiexperimental approach in order to evaluate the effect of attending a Spanish publicly subsidised private school on some of the educational skills promoted by Spanish primary schools...
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Between 1981 and 1990, Chile began to implement an education reform based on school choice and a financing system through vouchers. In theory, the system ensures complete freedom of choice of school by families. This paper attempts to identify the existence of factors that conditioned the enrolment process in the different types of schools existing...
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The adaptation process to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) provides an opportunity for incorporating new methodologies and making students play the main role in the learning process. In this context, a group of teachers from the University of Barcelona began in the 2012-13 academic year a new pedagogical experience, which consisted in the...
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We examine the effects that the possession and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) have on the acquisition of skills assessed in the computer evaluation of PISA 2012. The analysis is developed separately for boys and girls (and partially by school status).The main results are as follows. Firstly, ICT variables are more relevant...
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The large number of individuals who do not complete their studies beyond compulsory schooling is an important challenge in Spain. This situation can be seen in high rates of early school leaving and low graduation rates in upper secondary education. In this context, the aim of this work is to identify whether the scholarship policy carried out...
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En este artículo se explora la convergencia entre la teoría de las capacidades y la educabilidad, en relación con la existencia de múltiple factores que determinan el rendimiento educativo. El objetivo del trabajo es comprobar la presencia de tales condicionantes para el caso de Brasil, centrando la atención en los factores de calidad. Para ello, s...
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Resumen El presente trabajo analiza el impacto de las becas sobre la probabilidad de finalizar con éxito el nivel secundario postobligatorio en España en el caso de diferentes subgrupos poblacionales. Se aplica un diseño cuasiexperimental (Propensity score matching) a partir de la Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida (ECV-2006). Los resultados confirman...
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The main objective of this study is to identify and quantify the existence of an impact on upper secondary completion rates of a scholarships program applied to different sub-populations in Spain. The evaluation is performed applying an ex-post quasi-experimental approach technique, the propensity score matching, to microdata obtained from the Euro...
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This article discusses a teaching experience in the subject of Economy, corresponding to the degree of Law at the University of Barcelona, during 2010/2011, which consisted of a voluntary self-assessment methodology online. The objectives were to increase knowledge of the subject and the academic performance of students. Among other results, we hig...
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El objetivo de la comunicación es comprobar la importancia de las becas y ayudas al estudio como un elemento determinante de la continuidad escolar de los alumnos del nivel secundario post-obligatorio en España. El diseño metodológico aplicado se basa en un análisis cuasi-experimental aplicando el Propensity Score Matching (PSM), a partir de la Enc...
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En este trabajo se calcula y compara el grado de movilidad intergeneracional educativa existente en seis países latinoamericanos, con el objeto de conocer y cuantificar para esta región uno de los mecanismos a través de los cuales se reproducen las desigualdades educativas. Los datos con los que se ha realizado la estimación corresponden a las encu...
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El principal objetivo del trabajo es determinar el grado de influencia de los diferentes factores individuales y del entorno, familiar y social, en la capacidad de los individuos para alcanzar o no ciertos objetivos educativos, teniendo en cuenta los efectos posteriores de aquellos en relación con su inserción en el mercado de trabajo, su nivel sal...
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In this paper we evaluate the effectiveness of regional R&D public programs in Catalonia (Spain) with a two-stage procedure. Firstly, we compare the performance of publicly subsidised companies (treated) with that of similar, but unsubsidised companies (non-treated). We use the Propensity Score Matching (PSM) methodology to construct a control grou...
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Many regional governments in developed countries design programs to improve the competitiveness of local firms. In this paper, we use a quasi-experimental methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of public programs directed to increase firms' performance in Catalonia. For this purpose, we compare the performance of companies that have received pub...
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Many regional governments in developed countries design programs to improve the competitiveness of local firms. In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of public programs whose aim is to enhance the performance of firms located in Catalonia (Spain). We compare the performance of publicly subsidised companies (treated) with that of similar, but...
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En este artículo se evalúa, utilizando una técnica en dos etapas, la efectividad de los programas públicos de I+D en Cataluña (España). Primero se comparan los resultados de las empresas subvencionadas (tratadas) con empresas similares, pero no subvencionadas (control). Se utiliza la metodología del Propensity Score Matching (PSN) para construir un...
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El objetivo del trabajo consiste en estimar los determinantes del nivel educativo en España, utilizando la muestra ampliada del PHOGUE para el año 2000, representativa por CC.AA. Por lo que respecta a la metodología, en primer lugar se ha seleccionado la variable que medirá el nivel educativo logrado por el individuo, siendo la misma una variable d...
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El objeto de calcular la movilidad radica en que se acepta que el grado de movilidad intergeneracional es un elemento importante para medir la posibilidad que tiene la población de modificar su estatus de ingresos o educativo en relación a la generación que le precede. En los últimos años se han realizado varios trabajos referidos al cálculo de la...
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Este trabajo examina el impacto de la táctica política en la distribución de las transferencias de fondos discrecionales entre el gobierno provincial y los municipios. Se analizan las diferentes teorías basadas en modelos partidistas y no partidistas, analizando con más detalle las teorías del primer grupo debido a que son las que se intentarán con...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es identificar la importancia de las becas como elemento incentivador y dinamizador de las tasas de éxito escolar en el nivel secundario post-obligatorio. Para la evaluación de esta política pública, se ha aplicado un método de evaluación cuasi-experimental, el Propensity Score Matching (PSM), utilizando la Encuesta de C...

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The main objective is to assess how well a program or policy is meeting its goals. Using experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods, I assess short- and long-term impacts on students, teachers, schools, and systems.