Campus Calendar

Jan 23

Annual Veblen-Clark Lecture & Ott Family Lectureship

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
4:30 – 5:45 pm / Boliou 104

"What Can We Do To Get More University Applicants to Aim High? Lessons from the UK" by Professor Tim Leunig

Under-participation in selective universities lowers social mobility in England, the United States, and elsewhere. English universities have standardized tuition costs, and strongly heterogeneous graduate earnings. Attending a selective university is therefore strongly incentivized, yet under-participation is extensive. The British Government sent “nudge” letters to students whose prior attainment made them competitive for entry into selective universities, urging them to consider that option. Professor Leunig will talk about evidence found following this large scale English field experiment.

Tim Leunig is an Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Education.

Refreshments served following the lecture.


Sponsored by Economics. Contact: Sara Nielsen, Economics, x4109