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Professor of Education

Eric Bettinger

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education

Associate Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Eric Bettinger is a professor in the Stanford University School of Education. He is also a research associate in the program on education at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Bettinger is the director of the Center for Educational Policy Analysis and a co-director at the Lemann Center for Brazilian Education at Stanford. 

His research interests include the economics of education, student success and completion in college, the impacts of financial aid, and the effects of voucher programs on both academic and non-academic outcomes. His research focuses on using rigorous statistical methods to identify causal relationships in higher education. His research on simplifying financial aid applications has influenced recent efforts by the White House to simplify financial aid processes. He has served as a consultant to the White House and various state governments on financial aid policies.

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