• Shawn Cole


Smart Money? The Effect of Education on Financial Outcomes. Shawn Cole, August 2013, Paper. "Household financial decisions are important for household welfare, economic growth and financial stability. Yet, our understanding of the determinants of financial decision-making is limited. Exploiting exogenous variation in state compulsory schooling laws in both standard and two-sample instrumental variable strategies, we show education increases financial market participation, measured by investment income and equities ownership, while dramatically reducing the probability that an..." Link