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Eric Bettinger

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Eric Bettinger

Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Economics
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
BA, Economics, Brigham Young University, Magna cum Laude, Honors, 1996


Eric Bettinger is an associate professor in the Stanford University School of Education. 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 is also studying what factors determine student success in college. Eric's work aims to bring understanding of these cause-and-effect relationships in higher education. His most recent work focuses on the effects of FAFSA simplification on students' collegiate outcomes.

Research Interests: 
Access and Equity, Applied Econometrics, Design of Experiments, Economics of Education, Educational Policy, Evaluation, Research Methods