Working papers

The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Successwith Giuseppe Sorrenti, Denis Ribeaud  & Manuel Eisner  
IZA DP  |  CESifo WP  |  CEPR DP
revise & resubmit Review of Economic Studies

Peers Affect Personality Development,
with Xiaoyue Shan
IZA DP  |  CESifo WP  |  CEPR DP

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
(196), 2022

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

  • Same-Sex Role Models in Education: A Meta-analysis and a Super Study, 
    with Jan Feld, Alexandra de Gendre and Nicolás Salamanca
  • The Impact of Online Instruction on Student Performance and University Experience, with Uschi Backes-Gellner
  • Parenting, with Marta Golin and Helge Liebert
  • Preferences for Peers, with Xiaoyue Shan