Pietro Sancassani

ifo Institut | ifo Center for the Economics of Education | Munich | Germany

PhD Project

Reforms of teacher professionalization and accountability

  • Combine all PISA cycles observations within a pseudo-panel data and exploit within-country variation over time using country fixed effects
  • Estimate the impact of teacher professionalization, education and school accountability on the outcomes of the students

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018: Master of Science in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • 2016: Semester Abroad, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
  • 2015: Bachelor of Science in Economics of International Markets, Pavia, Italy
  • 2014: Semester Abroad, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Work Experience
  • 2017: Internship at European Commission, DG Competition, Bruxelles, Belgium
Publications and Presentations
  • Sancassani, P. (2021). The Effect of Teacher Characteristics on Students’ Science Achievement. ifo Working Paper No. 348. https://www.ifo.de/publikationen/2021/working-paper/effect-teacher-characteristics-students-science-achievement
  • Sancassani, P. (2019, May). Preparing Teachers: An International Perspective. Ifo Institut Center Seminar, Munich
  • Sancassani, P. (2019, August). Teachers and Students´ Science Achievement: a within-Student Approach. Ifo Institut Center Seminar, Munich
  • Sancassani, P. (2019, November). What Teacher Credentials Matter for Science Student Achievement? HIVA Center Seminar, Leuven