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ICEF Research Seminar by Emilia Del Bono (ISER, University of Essex)

On Thursday, May 18 at 4.40 pm, room 3211 (Shabolovka str. 26) ICEF held the Research Seminar.
Speaker: Emilia Del Bono (ISER, University of Essex)
Theme: "Estimating the Production Function of Human Capital at University" joint with Adeline Delavande, Emilia Del Bono and Angus Holford


Abstract: We introduce a new longitudinal survey of undergraduate students at a UK university. Controlling for detailed measures of students' experimentally-elicited cognitive and non-cognitive traits, we identify the effects of various student inputs, including own study time and attendance at lectures and classes, on first year academic performance. We show the most productive uses of time change depending on proximity to exams, though attendance at both lectures and classes throughout the year has a cumulative effect on end-of-academic-year performance. Controlling for cognitive and non-cognitive traits such as students' IQ, competitiveness, overconfidence and discount rates also results in substantial changes in measured ethnic, gender and socioeconomic gradients in performance.

 


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