Education, School, and Behaviour Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences

SvStud - Scalable behavioural economic measures to ensure study success

The SvStud project follows on from the predecessor project VStud and deals with behavioural economic approaches to ensure the success of studies and to avoid dropouts.

Duration
02/2021 - 01/2024

Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) :
440 000 Euro

Project management

Prof. Dr. Oliver Himmler
Professorship of Economics, especially Economic Policy and Public Economics (Wirtschaftswissenschaften mit Schwerpunkten Wirtschaftspolitik und Finanzwissenschaft) (Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)

Team

The SvStud project follows on from the predecessor project VStud and deals with behavioural economic approaches to ensure study success and avoid dropouts. Two aspects are in focus: (i) procrastination and (ii) (social) information. In three sub-projects, scalable measures are to be developed, implemented and evaluated with the help of randomised control group approaches. The results should make it possible to give recommendations regarding a sensible composition of peer groups and regarding easily implementable information and feedback offers at universities and colleges. All interventions are low-cost and broadly applicable, i.e. they are not conceptually tied to specific departments or types of higher education institutions.

The project is a joint project with the TH Nuremberg (project management: Prof. Dr Robert Jäckle) and has a total funding volume of 703,000 EUR.

Educational research "Behavioral economics of education"

Cooperation partner

Research focus

Education, School, and Behaviour