PIER Public Seminar Series

Mondays (Spring) • 4:15-5:15 PM
Larsen Hall 203 • Harvard Graduate School of Education • Live Streaming Event

Next Seminar: April 3

  • Customized nudging to improve FAFSA completion and college access

Lindsay Page
Assistant Professor of Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Paper Abstract
For most students from low- or moderate-income families, successfully completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial gateway on the path to college access. Yet, researchers have long recognized that the complexity of the FAFSA can serve as a barrier to students applying for—and in turn receiving—financial aid. We investigate the impact of a texting campaign specifically to address the informational and behavioral barriers associated with initial FAFSA filing.
Read the full research paper


PIER Seminar: March 6

Jonah Rockoff
Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Professor Rockoff’s most recent research focuses on systems for hiring new teachers, the effects of No Child Left Behind on students and schools, the impact of removing school desegregation orders, and how primary school teachers affect students’ outcomes in early adulthood.

The PIER Public Seminar Series is first come, first seated, and open to the Harvard Community and the general public. The event live-stream will be embedded on this webpage.
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