Working papers

The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success,  
with Giuseppe Sorrenti, Denis Ribeaud  & Manuel Eisner
University of Zurich Working Paper No. 343  |  IZA DP  |  CESifo WP  |  CEPR DP

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

Revise and resubmit

Achievement Rank Affects Performance and Major Choices in College, with Benjamin Elsner and Ingo Isphording
revise and resubmit  Economic Journal

Peers from Venus and Mars: High-Achieving Men Affect Major Choices and Labor Market Outcomes,
with Jan Feld, 
Winner of the 2018 Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award
revise and resubmit  Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization


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

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

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

with Josef Zweimüller

Peers, Socio-emotional Skills and Parenting Practices