Anne Toft Hansen forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling ved Økonomisk Institut

Kandidat: Anne Toft Hansen

Titel: "Topics in Economics of Higher Education: Choices and Returns". Det vil være muligt før forsvaret at rekvirere en kopi af afhandlingen ved henvendelse til Receptionen (26.0.20), Økonomisk Institut.

Tid og sted
1. november 2019 kl. 13:00, Økonomisk Institut, Københavns Universitet, CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K, bygning 26, lokale 26.2.21 (Det Store Seminarrum, 2. sal). Af hensyn til kandidaten lukkes dørene præcis.

Bedømmelsesudvalg
Lektor Miriam Wüst, Økonomisk Institut, Københavns Universitet, Danmark (formand)
Professor Björn Öckert, Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy, Uppsala, Sverige
Professor Arnaud Chevalier, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Abstract 

This thesis comprises of three self-contained chapters each dealing with different aspects of higher education. 

Chapter 1 examines gender differences in the choice of education. The results suggest that females anticipate the wage gender gap when applying for higher education. Furthermore, the expected probability of having children is a determinant of females’ choice of education and not for males’ choice. (joint work with Helene Willadsen)

Chapter 2 examines the effect of university location on the choice of where to live and work of Danish university graduates. The chapter provides evidence that pushing university applicants to study in a non-metropolitan region will result in some of these graduates staying and entering the labor market in non-metropolitan regions.

Chapter 3 exploits a Danish grading reform that causes variation in university graduates' GPA. The findings show that a higher GPA caused by the grading reform yields higher earnings in the first two years after graduation, thereafter the signaling effect goes to zero. (joint work with Ulrik Hvidman and Hans Henrik Sievertsen)