Ben Castleman
Ben Castleman
Newton and Rita Meyers Associate Professor in the Economics of Education, University of Virginia
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Summer nudging: Can personalized text messages and peer mentor outreach increase college going among low-income high school graduates?
BL Castleman, LC Page
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 115, 144-160, 2015
Looking beyond enrollment: The causal effect of need-based grants on college access, persistence, and graduation
BL Castleman, BT Long
Journal of Labor Economics 34 (4), 1023-1073, 2016
Freshman year financial aid nudges: An experiment to increase FAFSA renewal and college persistence
BL Castleman, LC Page
Journal of Human Resources 51 (2), 389-415, 2016
A trickle or a torrent? Understanding the extent of summer “melt” among college‐intending high school graduates
BL Castleman, LC Page
Social Science Quarterly 95 (1), 202-220, 2014
The forgotten summer: Does the offer of college counseling after high school mitigate summer melt among college‐intending, low‐income high school graduates?
BL Castleman, LC Page, K Schooley
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33 (2), 320-344, 2014
Stemming the tide of summer melt: An experimental study of the effects of post-high school summer intervention on low-income students’ college enrollment
BL Castleman, K Arnold, KL Wartman
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 5 (1), 1-17, 2012
More than dollars for scholars the impact of the dell scholars program on college access, persistence, and degree attainment
LC Page, SS Kehoe, BL Castleman, GA Sahadewo
Journal of Human Resources 54 (3), 683-725, 2019
Nudging at scale: Experimental evidence from FAFSA completion campaigns
KA Bird, BL Castleman, JT Denning, J Goodman, C Lamberton, ...
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 183, 105-128, 2021
The summer flood: The invisible gap among low-income students
K Arnold, S Fleming, M DeAnda, B Castleman, KL Wartman
Thought & Action 25, 23-34, 2009
Summer melt: Supporting low-income students through the transition to college
BL Castleman, LC Page
Harvard Education Press, 2020
Intensive college counseling and the enrollment and persistence of low-income students
B Castleman, J Goodman
Education Finance and Policy 13 (1), 19-41, 2018
Here today, gone tomorrow? Investigating rates and patterns of financial aid renewal among college freshmen
K Bird, BL Castleman
Research in Higher Education 57 (4), 395-422, 2016
Prompts, personalization, and pay-offs: Strategies to improve the design and delivery of college and financial aid information
BL Castleman, S Schwartz, S Baum
Decision making for student success, 91-113, 2015
Stay late or start early? Experimental evidence on the benefits of college matriculation support from high schools versus colleges
BL Castleman, L Owen, LC Page
Economics of Education Review 47, 168-179, 2015
Customized nudging to improve FAFSA completion and income verification
LC Page, BL Castleman, K Meyer
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 42 (1), 3-21, 2020
Parental influences on postsecondary decision making: Evidence from a text messaging experiment
BL Castleman, LC Page
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 39 (2), 361-377, 2017
Can financial aid help to address the growing need for STEM education? The effects of need‐based grants on the completion of science, technology, engineering, and math courses …
BL Castleman, BT Long, Z Mabel
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 37 (1), 136-166, 2018
An engine of economic opportunity: Intensive advising, college success, and social mobility
A Barr, B Castleman
Texas A\&M Working Paper, 2018
The effect of reduced student loan borrowing on academic performance and default: Evidence from a loan counseling experiment
AC Barr, K Bird, BL Castleman
Annenberg Institute at Brown University, 2019
The not‐so‐lazy days of summer: Experimental interventions to increase college entry among low‐income high school graduates
BL Castleman, LC Page
New directions for youth development 2013 (140), 77-97, 2013
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