I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Lund University and a Research Affiliate at IZA. I previously completed my Ph.D. at CEMFI in Madrid, Spain. My research covers topics in the fields of economics of education, labor economics, and health economics.


Africa's Skill Tragedy: Does Teachers' Lack of Knowledge Lead to Low Student Performance?

Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold).
Extra material: slides.

Teaching Practices and Cognitive Skills.

Labour Economics, 30, 143-153, October 2014.
Extra material: publisher's version, poster, slides, replication pack, blog post (in Spanish).

Working Papers

The Long-Term Impacts of Low-Achieving Childhood Peers: Evidence from Project STAR.

Working paper, September 2016.

The Effect of Working Hours on Health.

Working Paper, December 2016 (with Inés Berniell).

Preschool Attendance, Cognitive Skills, and Educational Attainment in Africa.

Work in Progress (with Sanna Ericsson and Fredrick Wamalwa).


Three Essays on School Organization, Student Performance, and Long-Term Outcomes.

Free pdf copy available upon request.

(c) 2017 Jan Bietenbeck