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Eric Bettinger

Biography

Eric Bettinger is a professor in the Stanford University School of Education. He is also a research associate in the program on education at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Bettinger is the Director of the Center for Educational Policy Analysis and a Co-Director at the Lemann Center for Brazilian Education at Stanford. His research interests include economics of education; student success and completion in college; the impacts of financial aid; teacher characteristics and student success in college; effects of voucher programs on both academic and non-academic outcomes. Eric’s research focuses on using rigorous statistical methods in identifying cause-and-effect relationships in higher education. His research on simplifying financial aid applications has influenced recent efforts by the White House to simplify financial aid processes. He has served as a consultant to the White House and various state governments on financial aid policies.

Other Titles

Professor of Education, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics at the Graduate School of Business
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Professor (By courtesy), Economics

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
SHIPS (PhD): Higher Education
SHIPS (PhD): International Comparative Education
(MA) ICE/IEPA
(MA) POLS
(MA) MA/MBA

Research Interests

Data Sciences | Economics and Education | Higher Education | International and Comparative Education

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Recent Publications

Bettinger, E. P., & Evans, B. J. (2019). College Guidance for All: A Randomized Experiment in Pre-College Advising. JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT, 38(3), 579-+.

Bettinger, E., Gurantz, O., Kawano, L., Sacerdote, B., & Stevens, M. (2019). The Long-Run Impacts of Financial Aid: Evidence from California's Cal Grant. AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-ECONOMIC POLICY, 11(1), 64–94.

Bettinger, E. P., & Long, B. T. (2018). Mass Instruction or Higher Learning? The Impact of College Class Size on Student Retention and Graduation. EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY, 13(1), 97–118.

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