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Ben Ost, PhD

Associate Professor



Building & Room:

718 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3913


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Ben Ost CV

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Selected Publications

“The Role of Families in Student Sorting to Teachers” (Forthcoming), Journal of Human Resources (with Javaeria Qureshi)

“Academic Probation, Student Performance and Strategic Behavior” (Forthcoming), Economics Inquiry (with Marcus Casey, Jeffrey Cline, and Javaeria Qureshi)

“The Returns to College for Marginal Students: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from University Dismissal Policies” (Forthcoming), Journal of Labor Economics (with Weixiang Pan and Doug Webber)

“Comparing standard deviation effects across contexts” Education Economics, 2017, 25(3), 251-265. (with Anuj Gangopadhyaya and Jeff Schiman)

“How do Teachers Improve? The Relative Importance of General and Specific Human Capital”, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2014, 6(2): 127-151.


PhD, Cornell University, 2011

Research Currently in Progress

Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Econmetrics