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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Ulf Zölitz

Ulf Zölitz, Prof. Dr.

  • Professor of Economics for Child and Youth Development
  • Department of Economics
  • Principal Investigator of Education Economics Research Area
044 634 06 87
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AND 4.22

Short Bio

Ulf Zölitz is Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. He has studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received his PhD in economics from Maastricht University in 2014. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IZA and briq in Bonn.

Ulf Zölitz primary research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics. He is interested in labor economics, economics of education and behavioral economics. His current research focuses on peer effects, the role of personality in education and interventions aiming to enhance the development of cognitive skills in children.

Selected Publications

The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement, Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming), with Bart Golsteyn and Arjan Non

The Effect of Peer Gender on Major Choice in Business SchoolManagement Science (forthcoming), with Jan Feld

Exposure to More Female Peers Widens the Gender Gap in STEM Participation, Journal of Labor Economics (38) 4, 2020, with Anne Ardila Brenøe

Are Professors Worth It? The Value-added and Costs of Tutorial Instructors, Journal of Human Resources 55 (3), 2020, with Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca

Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations, Journal of the European Economic Association  (17)2 , 2019, with Friederike Mengel and Jan Sauermann

Students are Almost as Effective as Professors in University Teaching, Economics of Education Review (73), 2019, with Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca

‘High’ Achievers? – Cannabis Access and Academic Performance, Review of Economic Studies 84(3), 2017, with Olivier Marie

Understanding Peer Effects – On the Nature, Estimation and Channels of Peer Effects, Journal of Labor Economics 35(2), 2017, with Jan Feld

Parental Preferences for Primary School Characteristics, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions) 15(1), 2015, with Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn

School Quality and the Development of Cognitive Skills between Age Four and Six, PLoS One 10(7), 2015, with Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn

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