The Effects of Remedial Mathematics on the Learning of Economics : A Natural Experiment

  title={The Effects of Remedial Mathematics on the Learning of Economics : A Natural Experiment},
  author={Johan Lagerl{\"o}f and Andrew Seltzer},
This paper examines the effects of remedial mathematics on performance in university-level economics courses using a natural experiment. We study exam results prior and subsequent to the implementation of a remedial mathematics course that was compulsory for a sub-set of students and unavailable for the others, controlling for background variables. We find that, consistent with previous studies, the level of and performance in secondary-school mathematics has strong predictive power on students… CONTINUE READING

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