Ulf Zölitz studies the effects of peer personality on educational performance. He is also interested in the question how students react to information about their own social standing. This video was made while Ulf was a Postdoctoral Researcher at briq in the summer of 2017.
Three questions with Ulf Zölitz
Ulf Zölitz is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. He has studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received his PhD in economics from Maastricht University in 2014. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IZA and briq in Bonn. His primary research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics. He is interested in labor economics, economics of education and behavioral economics. His current research focuses on peer effects, the role of personality in education and interventions aiming to enhance the development of cognitive skills in children.Department Website
Paper mentioned in the videoFrom Natural Variation to Optimal Policy? The Importance of Endogenous Peer Group Formation Econometrica, Volume 81, Issue 3 (May 2013), Pages 855-882
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