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
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.