My research fields are Applied Microeconomics and Labour Economics, and my research also relates to Behavioural and Experimental Economics. In my research, I investigate the role of beliefs in educational investment decisions and the role of educational interventions in fostering skills in childhood.


Alan, S., Boneva, T. and Ertac, S. (forthcoming), Ever Failed, Try Again, Succeed Better: Results From a Randomized Educational Intervention on Grit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

Belfield, C., Boneva, T., Rauh, C. and Shaw, J. (forthcoming), What Drives Enrollment Gaps in Further Education: The Role of Beliefs in Sequential Schooling Decisions, Economica

Boneva, T. and Rauh, C. (2018), Parental Beliefs about Returns to Educational Investments - The Later the Better?, Journal of the European Economic Association, 16(6)

Alan, S., Baydar, N., Boneva, T., Ertac, S. and Crossley, T. (2017), Transmission of Risk Preferences from Mothers to Daughters, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 134 (2017)