Alex Eble

Alex Eble

Research Interest

Development economics; applied microeconomics; economics of education; China

Alex Eble is associate professor of economics and education at Columbia's graduate school of education, Teachers College. His research focuses primarily on two key themes: the economics of education in low-income contexts, and the economics of beliefs and information applied to education and inequality. He has published his work in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Nature Human Behavior. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, Spencer Foundation, and Jacobs Foundation. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Faculty Affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). He received his PhD in economics from Brown University.

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Eble, Alex, and Feng Hu. "Gendered beliefs about mathematics ability transmit across generations through children’s peers." Nature Human Behaviour 6.6 (2022): 868-879.

Eble, Alex, and Feng Hu. "Signals, information, and the value of college names." Review of Economics and Statistics (2022): 1-45.