Hessel Oosterbeek

Hessel Oosterbeek is a Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam and Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Professor Oosterbeek researches school assignment mechanisms and ability peer effects. In recent work, he has examined the long-term effects of class size, behavioral responses to class size, gender differences in education choices, and the returns to medical school.

Representative Publications

De Haan, Monique, Edwin Leuven, and Hessel Oosterbeek. “School Consolidation and Student Achievement.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (2016): 816-839.

Ketel, Nadine, et al. “Tuition Fees and Sunk‐cost Effects.” The Economic Journal 126 (2016): 2342-2362.

Oosterbeek, Hessel, and Reyn Van Ewijk. “Gender peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment.” Economics of Education Review 38 (2014): 51-63.

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