Working papers

The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success,  
with Giuseppe Sorrenti, Denis Ribeaud  & Manuel Eisner
IZA DP  |  CESifo WP  |  CEPR DP
revise & resubmit Journal of Political Economy

The Value of a Peer,
with Ingo Isphording
University of Zurich Working Paper No. 342



The Effect of Higher-Achieving Peers on Major Choices and Labor Market Outcomes, with Jan Feld
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement,  with Bart Golsteyn and Arjan Non
Journal of Political Economy (129)4, 2021

Achievement Rank Affects Performance and Major Choices in College, with Benjamin Elsner and Ingo Isphording
Economic Journal
632, 2021.

The Effect of Peer Gender on Major Choice in Business School, with Jan Feld,
Management Science (67)11, 2021

Exposure to More Female Peers Widens the Gender Gap in STEM Participation, with Anne Ardila Brenøe,
Journal of Labor Economics (38)4, 2020

Are Professors Worth It? The Value-added and Costs of Tutorial Instructors, with Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca,
Journal of Human Resources (55)3, 2020.
IZA newsroom article  |  The Conversation 

Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations, with Friederike Mengel and Jan Sauermann
Journal of the European Economic Association (17)2, 2019
The Economist  |  Online Appendix

Students are Almost as Effective as Professors in University Teaching, with Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca
Economics of Education Review (73), 2019

«High» Achievers? – Cannabis Access and Academic Performance, with Olivier Marie
Review of Economic Studies 84(3), 2017
The Guardian  |  The Washington Post  |  IZA newsroom article  Interview with BYUradio

Understanding Peer Effects – On the Nature, Estimation and Channels of Peer Effects, with Jan Feld
Journal of Labor Economics 35(2), 2017    → Supplementary simulation files

Parental Preferences for Primary School Characteristics, with Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn,
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions) 15(1), 2015

School Quality and the Development of Cognitive Skills between Age Four and Six, with Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn,
PLoS One 10(7)2015


Research in progress

A Meta-analysis on Role Models in Education,  with Jan Feld, Alexandra de Gendre and Nicolás Salamanca

Peers Affect Personality, with Xiaoyue Shan

Parenting,  with Helge Liebert