Essays in the economics of education

Lenka Fiala

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This dissertation consists of three chapters that review randomized controlled trials in educational contexts, broadly focusing on cognitive skills. The first chapter uses an online experiment to study the importance of a specific piece of information provided by role models, namely that success is possible for somebody like them. The second chapter evaluates a field experiment in Czech high schools where students were taught argumentative and reasoning skills. The third chapter investigates the importance of peer spillovers in randomized interventions on a sample of adolescents from three middle schools in Chicago, Illinois. The dissertation concludes with a discussion of practical challenges to conducting and evaluating educational interventions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Damme, Eric, Promotor
  • Potters, Jan, Promotor
Award date10 Sep 2021
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 657 4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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