Thursday, January 2, 2014

Should we pay our students?

Should we pay our students?  How Monetary Incentives Affect Students' Learning

That is the title of the poster I'll be presenting this Saturday at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia.  We ran a prisoner's dilemma game in principles of economics classes and varied whether the students were paid for playing the game, or whether the game was hypothetical.

Below is a preview of our findings:
Overall, using games that employed monetary incentives lead to higher test scores, but not for students at all universities.
The session is at 2:30 Saturday afternoon.  Hope to see you there!

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