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Princeton economist to deliver Provost's Distinguished Women's Lecture

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Cecilia Elena Rouse, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, will deliver the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture, titled “Making Schools Accountable: Effects on Students and Schools,” at 5p.m. March 20 (Tuesday) in Room 126 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The presentation is free and open to the public.

With federal No Child Left Behind legislation up for renewal this year, the accountability initiatives the law demands are currently being evaluated. Rouse’s research focuses on labor economics with a particular emphasis on the economics of education. She plans to discuss not only the effect of accountability testing on schools, but also the effect of education on society as a whole.

Rouse serves as director of the Industrial Relations and Education Research Sections at Princeton and earned her doctoral degree at Harvard University. Her current research includes studies of Florida’s school accountability system and an evaluation of computer use in education.

The Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture Series encourages innovative forms of interaction between highly regarded women visitors and Notre Dame faculty, students and administration. Rouse’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Policy Studies and the Gender Studies Program.

Contact: Lauri Roberts, Department of Economics and Policy Studies, 574-631-6335,

Originally published by Kyle Chamberlin at on March 05, 2007.