Educational Choices, Market Design, and Student Outcomes

Project summary

Educational decisions such as the choice of schools or an apprenticeship vs. university education affect individual competitiveness, social mobility, and growth. Project A06 investigates how information asymmetries and biases in self-confidence affect individual educational choices across different family backgrounds, how these effects are mediated by the design of education markets, and how choices and market design affect student outcomes. Laboratory experiments, representative survey experiments, and analyses of observational panel datasets are used to study these questions.