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【预告】学术报告会(珠海校区)第10期:同窗压力在教育中的事与愿违

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主 题:The Backfire of Peer Pressure in Education

主讲人:闫巨博  新加坡南洋理工大学社会科学学院经济学助理教授

主持人:周晔馨  北京师范大学经济与资源管理研究院副教授 

 间:2020年12日(周四)16:00-17:30 

 点:励教楼C406


主讲人介绍:

闫巨博,新加坡南洋理工大学社会科学学院经济学助理教授,美国康奈尔大学经济学博士。他的研究发表于Journal of Environmental Economics and ManagementJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 以及Resource and Energy Economics等国际匿名审稿杂志。主要研究领域为行为经济学与应用微观经济学。


内容提要:

Information is crucial in economic decision making and has been extensively used for policy purposes (e.g. nudges). However, as shown by many previous studies, providing more information does not always lead to better outcomes. In a field experiment we test how different information structures influence students’ productivity. We implement several treatments (i.e. ranking information and/or publicity) randomly to determine how midterm grades are released to students. To our surprise, all treatments adversely affect the students’ performance in their final examinations. With further analysis, we find that the information treatments have slightly positive but insignificant effects on better ranked students but cause much larger and statistically significant negative effects on lower ranked students. Survey data are then used to examine behavioral and attitude changes. Results show that students mistakenly shirk from studying due to the extra information they receive.



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