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Eric Bettinger


Eric Bettinger is an associate 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 and a Co-Principal Investigator at the Lemann Center for Brazilian Education at Stanford. His research interests include economics of education; student success and completion in college; 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 and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
SHIPS (PhD): Higher Education
SHIPS (PhD): International Comparative Education

Research Interests

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

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Recent Publications

Bettinger, E., Liu, J., & Loeb, S. (2016). Connections Matter: How Interactive Peers Affect Students in Online College Courses. JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT, 35(4), 932-?

Bettinger, E. P., Long, B. T., & Taylor, E. S. (2016). When inputs are outputs: The case of graduate student instructors. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 52, 63–76.

Bettinger, E. (2015). Need-Based Aid and College Persistence: The Effects of the Ohio College Opportunity Grant. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS, 37, 102S–119S.

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