Dr Daniel Caro

Daniel Caro is a Research Fellow at OUCEA.

He completed a Ph.D. in Education from the Freie Universität Berlin, a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Brunswick, and a BA in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico. He has been a Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) and the OECD’s Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship Programme.

Daniel convenes the MSc Education (Research Design and Methodology) Programme in the Department of Education.

At OUCEA, Daniel is working on the following research projects: Achievement growth and differential school effectiveness in Peru, Assessment for Learning in Africa (AFLA), the impact of linear and modular examinations at GCSE, indicators of education system effectiveness, PIRLS 2016 National Centre, and the R ‘intsvy’ package. He has previously been involved in research projects related to the study of rater effects, predictability of examinations, and ethnicity gaps in educational attainment.

Research interests and areas for student supervision

Daniel’s primary research interests reside in the areas of education inequality, educational effectiveness, international assessments, mixed models in cross-sectional and longitudinal settings, and causal inference with observational data. Daniel is developing a package in R (‘intsvy’) for the analysis of PISA, PIAAC, PIRLS and TIMSS datasets.


  • Department staff


  • OUCEA Research Fellow

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