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briq/IZA Workshop on Behavioral Economics of Education

Organizers: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA), Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich and IZA)
Location:Behavior and Inequality Research Institute (briq), Bonn
Date:April 11, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 35 min +++ floor discussion: 5 min +++

Thursday, April 11:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
        Session A
09:00 - 09:40   Maria Cotofan (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  "Repeated Praise - Evidence from a Field Experiment"
09:40 - 10:20   Hyuncheol Bryant Kim (Cornell University and IZA), Hyuk Son (Cornell University), James Berry (University of Delaware)
  "When Student Incentives Don’t Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi"
10:20 - 11:00   Simon Calmar Andersen (Aarhus University), Thorbjřrn Sejr Guul (Aarhus University), Maria Knoth Humlum (Aarhus University and IZA)
  "Instruction Time, Information and Student Achievement. Evidence from a Field Experiment"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B
11:30 - 12:10   Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA)
  "(In)Equality of Opportunity, Mentoring, and Critical Educational Decisions"
12:10 - 12:50   Claudia Zoller (Management Center Innsbruck), Matthias Sutter (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and IZA), Anna Untertrifaller (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
  "Busy Little Bees - An Experiment on Diligence and Endogenous Time Scheduling in Early Childhood"
12:50 - 14:15   Lunch
        Session C
14:15 - 14:55   Amelie Schiprowski (IZA), Jonas Radbruch (IZA)
  "Interviewing Candidates Sequentially"
14:55 - 15:35   Michael Kosfeld (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA), Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich and IZA), Holger Herz (University of Fribourg), Yvonne Oswald (University of Zurich)
  "Do Preferences and Biases Predict Life Outcomes? Evidence from Education and Labor Market Entry Decisions"
15:35 - 16:30   Poster Session I and Coffee Break
    Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Gerard Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA), Lena Lindahl (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA), André Richter (SOFI, Stockholm University)
  "Teach Your Children Well – Determinants and Consequences of Parenting Styles"
    Sylvi Rzepka (University of Potsdam ), Mark Andor (RWI), Katja Fels (University of Bochum), Jan Renz (University of Potsdam)
  "Do Planning Prompts Increase Educational Success? Evidence from Randomized Controlled Trials in MOOCs"
    Eva Berger (University of Mainz), Kirsten Winkel (University of Mainz)
  "Estimating Self-productivity in Skill Formation During Childhood"
    Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich and IZA), Giuseppe Sorrenti (University of Zurich)
  "Is Early Intervention Forever? The Educational Returns on Socio-emotional Skills Training"
        Session D
16:30 - 17:10   Roman Andres Zarate (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  "Social and Cognitive Peer Effects: Experimental Evidence from Selective High Schools in Peru"
17:10 - 17:50   Jian Zou (University of Illinois)
  "Understanding the Peer Effects of Non-Cognitive Ability on Academic Outcomes"
18:30       Dinner at Restaurant "DaDante"; Adenauerallee 148, Bonn

Friday, April 12:

        Session E
09:00 - 09:40   Henning Hermes (NHH Bergen,Norway), Daniel Schunk (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz), Eva Berger (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz), Kirsten Winkel (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Causal Effects of a Self-control Training in Primary Schools"
09:40 - 10:20   Angus J. Holford (University of Essex and IZA), Adeline Delavande (University of Essex), Emilia Del Bono (University of Essex and IZA), Sonkurt Sen (University of Essex)
  "Skills Accumulation with Malleable Ability: Evidence from a Growth Mindset Intervention"
10:20 - 11:00   Christian Krekel (London School of Economics), Lauren Eskreis-Winkler (University of Pennsylvania), Ana Maria Munoz Boudet (World Bank), Indhira Santos (World Bank), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Violeta Petroska-Beska (University of Skopje), Maria Ines Berniell (Universidad Nacional de la Plata), Omar Arias (World Bank), Angela Duckworth (University of Pennsylvania)
"Can Grit be Taught? Lessons from a Nation-wide Field Experiment with Middle School Students"

11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session F
11:30 - 12:10   Gabriela Farfan (World Bank), Alaka Holla (World Bank), Renos Vakis (World Bank)
  "Do Teachers use Socio-economic Cues to Evaluate Students? Experimental Evidence from Peru"
12:10 - 12:50   Menno Pradhan (VU University Amsterdam), Arya Gaduh (University of Arkansas), Jan Priebe (GIGA Institute Hamburg), Dewi Susanti (World Bank, Jakarta)
  "Scores, Camera, Action? Incentivizing Teachers in Remote Areas"
12:50 - 14:15   Lunch
14:15 - 15:15   Poster Session II and Coffee Break
    Alexandra de Gendre (Maastricht University and IZA), Jan Kabatek (University of Melbourne and IZA)
  "From Subsidies to Loans: The Effects of College Financing on Students' High School Choices"
    Nicolas Salamanca (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and IZA), Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA), Simon Chang (University of Western Australia and IZA)
  "Parents’ Behavioral Response to Teacher Qualifications"
    Anne Ardila Brenře (University of Zurich and IZA), Thomas Epper (University of St. Gallen)
  "Parenting Values Moderate the Intergenerational Transmission of Time Preferences"
    Benedikt Vogt (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA), Huub Meijers (Maastricht University), Bas ter Weel (University of Amsterdam and IZA)
  "An Economic Approach to Test-taking"
        Session G
15:15 - 15:55   Josse Delfgaauw (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Margaretha Buurman (Free University Amsterdam), Robert Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA), Robin Zoutenbier (Ministry of Finance,The Netherlands)
  "The Effects of Student Feedback to Teachers: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
15:55 - 16:35   Fatemeh Momeni (University of Chicago), John List (University of Chicago and IZA), Yves Zenou (Monash University and IZA)
  "Are Measures of Early Education Programs too Pessimistic? Evidence from a Large-scale Field Experiment"
16:35 - 17:15   Alex Eble (Columbia University), Feng Hu (University of Science and Technology Beijing)
  "Stereotypes, Role Models, and the Formation of Beliefs"