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Eric Bettinger

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Eric Bettinger

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Associate Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
BA, Economics, Brigham Young University, 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. Bettinger'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