15 Feb 2016: Michael Lechner

The effect of university sports and exercise on educational outcome: Evidence from an RCT in Switzerland

Speaker(s): Michael Lechner

Date: Monday, 15 February, 2016

Time: 12.00-13.00

Venue: H10-31

Contact person(s): Teresa Bago d'Uva  



We investigate the effects of an increasing use of university sports facilities by students. The empirical study is based on a randomized trial conducted at a Swiss university with incoming first year bachelor students. We find some evidence of an improvement of their educational outcomes despite some crowding out of other sports activities.