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Advanced Education Economics

Topics of Seminar
„Advanced Education Economics“

Philipp Lergetporer, Lukas Mergele and Katharina Werner, LMU Munich


  • The effects of universal preschool programs
  • When does school spending improve schooling outcomes?
  • Discrimination in education: Evidence and solutions
  • The effects of class size on student outcomes
  • The role of individual expectations for educational choices
  • Peer effects in education
  • The effects of an instruction hours reform on student outcomes
  • The perfect education minister?
  • The German Excellence Initiative: The impact on institutions and students
  • Socialist education: Schooling in the former GDR
  • Should teachers be employed as civil servants?
  • The effects of mobile phones inside the classroom