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Ifo Project

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
Philipp Lergetporer
Katharina Werner
Laura Oestreich
Franziska Kugler
 
Research Professors:   Prof. Dr. Guido Schwerdt
Prof. Martin R. West, Ph.D.
 
Client:   Leibniz Association
 
Project period:   January 2014 - December 2016

Tasks

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.

Methods

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.

Publications

  1. Wößmann, Ludger, Philipp Lergetporer, Franziska Kugler, Laura Oestreich and Katharina Werner, "Deutsche sind zu grundlegenden Bildungsreformen bereit – Ergebnisse des ifo Bildungsbarometers 2015", ifo Schnelldienst 68 (17), 2015, 29-50 | Details | PDF Download

  1. Wößmann, Ludger, Philipp Lergetporer, Franziska Kugler and Katharina Werner, "Was die Deutschen über die Bildungspolitik denken – Ergebnisse des ersten ifo Bildungsbarometers", ifo Schnelldienst 67 (18), 2014, 16-33 | Details | PDF Download

Contact

Philipp Lergetporer, Ph.D.

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for the Economics of Education
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1690
Fax: +49(0)89/9224-1460
Email: lergetporer @ ifo.de
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