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In brief: University exam results matter
Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP395:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013

JEL Classification: I24; J24; J31

Tags: degree classification; regression discontinuity design; sorting effects

As thousands of undergraduates across the UK take their exams, a study by Andy Feng and Georg Graetz reveals the importance of the results for subsequent earnings - specifically the value of a First compared with an Upper Second and the difference between an Upper Second and a Lower Second.

This article summarises ‘A Question of Degree: The Effects of Degree Class on Labour Market Outcomes’ by Andy Feng and Georg Graetz, CEP Discussion Paper No.1221, May 2013