Working papers

Same-Sex Role Model Effects in Education 
with Alexandra de Gendre, Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca
University of Zurich Working Paper  |  Website with interactive results

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 Review of Economic Studies

The Value of a Peer
with Ingo Isphording
University of Zurich Working Paper No. 342
reject & resubmit Journal of Political Economy

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



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

The Impact of Online Instruction on Student Performance and University Experience
with Xiaoyue Shan and Uschi Backes-Gellner

with Marta Golin and Helge Liebert

Preferences for Peers
with Xiaoyue Shan