Research

Working Papers & Under Review

We study the effects of higher-achieving peers on standardized test scores and several mechanisms, in a setting where students are randomly assigned to classrooms within schools.

Working Paper: Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 19/20 (October 2020), IZA Discussion Paper No. 13938 (December 2020).

We estimate the effect of an unconditional cash transfer on early life health outcomes and health care utilization of children within their first year of life, using administrative data from South Australia.

Working paper coming soon.

Ongoing Projects

I present new evidence of sibling spillover effects in education, and highlight new mechanisms through which sibling spillover effects operate using administrative data from the Netherlands.

Draft available upon request.

We study the effects of policy announcements about financial aid on students’ high school tracks and dropout, using administrative data from the Netherlands.

Draft available upon request.

We propose a simple methodology to estimate the size and location in the population of aspirational poverty traps.

Draft available upon request.