Bart de Koning successfully defends thesis
On Monday 26 September, Bart de Koning successfully defended his PhD thesis on: “Empirical Studies on Information, Beliefs, and Choices in Education and Work”
This thesis sheds light on how information affects beliefs and choices about education and work. It consists of four chapters written by the author of this thesis, in collaboration with several co-authors. The first two chapters cover educational choices. The two chapters thereafter are about work. On both topics, one chapter is based on observational data, and another on a field experiment. The two types of studies complement each other; the field experiments allow for cleaner identification of the causal impact of information provision, while the observational studies provide higher external validity. Together, they provide a comprehensive look into the impact information has on individuals’ beliefs and choices about education and work.
Here you can find the thesis.