The political economy of education policy: Insights from a public opinion survey
Client: Leibniz Association •
Project period: January 2014 - December 2016 •
Department: Ifo Center for the Economics of Education
|Project team:||Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann |
|Research Professors:||Prof. Dr. Guido Schwerdt |
Prof. Martin R. West, Ph.D.
|Client:||Leibniz Association |
|Project period:||January 2014 - December 2016|
To better understand the political economy of education policy and obstacles to reform, Ifo will conduct an annual public opinion survey in Germany. Exploiting controlled randomisation of information provision in the survey, the seven modules of the proposed research project will investigate importance questions of education policy. These include the effects of imperfect information on policy preferences, comparative aspects between Germany and the U.S., subgroup heterogeneity, perceived vs. actual situations, age and preferences, voter preferences and party positions, and teacher opinions. The project will create a lasting cross-disciplinary network with the Program of Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University to achieve thematic leadership on this important topic.
A representative opinion survey on schools and education will be conducted in Germany each year.
Data and other sources
The data of this project will be collected in the course of the above-mentioned opinion survey in cooperation with a polling firm.