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The Effects of Remedial Mathematics on the Learning of Economics: A Natural Experiment


Johan N. M. Lagerlöf


University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Andrew Seltzer


University of London, Royal Holloway College - Department of Economics

January 12, 2008


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This paper examines the effects of remedial mathematics on performance in university-level economics courses using a natural experiment. We study exam results prior and subsequent to the implementation of a remedial mathematics course that was compulsory for a sub-set of students and unavailable for the others, controlling for background variables. We find that, consistent with previous studies, the level of and performance in secondary-school mathematics has strong predictive power on students' performance at university-level economics. However, the evidence for a positive effect of remedial mathematics on student performance is relatively weak and is limited to a few sub-groups of students.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: remedial mathematics, teaching of economics, difference-in-differences, heterogeneous treatment effects, quantile regressions

JEL Classification: A22, I20

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Date posted: August 2, 2007  

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Lagerlöf, Johan N. M. and Seltzer, Andrew, The Effects of Remedial Mathematics on the Learning of Economics: A Natural Experiment (January 12, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1004458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1004458

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Johan N. M. Lagerlof (Contact Author)
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics ( email )
Copenhagen University Library
Licenssekretariatet Nørre Alle 49
DK-2200 Copenhagen N.
Denmark
HOME PAGE: http://www.johanlagerlof.org
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Andrew Seltzer
University of London, Royal Holloway College - Department of Economics ( email )
Royal Holloway College
Egham
Surrey, Surrey TW20 0EX
United Kingdom
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