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Eric Bettinger

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Academic Title: 
Associate Professor
PhD (Econo Massachusetts Institute of Technology. B.S. (Economics)  Brigham Young University.
Areas of interest: 
Economics of Education; Access and Equity; Higher Education; Quantitative Methods; Experiments in Social Sciences; Educational Policy.

Eric Bettinger is an Associated Professor at the Stanford School of Education. Bettinger’s current research focuses on factors that improve students' access to and success in college. Some of these factors include the role of teacher characteristics and class sizes in college, the role of need-based financial aid, and the complexity of the college application process. Bettinger has also conducted significant experiments on the effects of financial incentives for students and on the effects of voucher programs on both academic and non-academic outcomes of participating students. He is the author of more than twenty publications in prestigious journals. Bettinger has written, for example, on educational experiment, college remediation, and voucher system. He is fluent in Portuguese and lived in Brazil from 1991 and 1993.