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Class size, student performance and Tiebout bias

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  • Uwe Jirjahn
  • Christian Pfeifer
  • Georgi Tsertsvadze

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If students tend to choose instructors with high teaching ability, a negative link between class size and student performance may remain obscured until this kind of sorting has been taken into account. Using data from student evaluation surveys, we confirm that it is crucial to control for instructor fixed effects.

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  • Uwe Jirjahn & Christian Pfeifer & Georgi Tsertsvadze, 2009. "Class size, student performance and Tiebout bias," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(10), pages 1049-1052.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:16:y:2009:i:10:p:1049-1052
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850701335285
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