Decay is a central problem in the process of achieving long-term goals, especially in education. In  this  field  experiment,  we  utilize  a cognitively  taxing  task:  note-taking,  to  examine how the timing of task assignment affects students’ learning dynamics and performance.  We find that assigning low ability students to the middle of the semester helps them achieve better academic performance, including attending more lectures,  obtaining higher homework grades and exam grades, which is consistent with our theory predictions. Interestingly, in terms of exam grades, students assigned to the late part of the semester perform equally well with those assigned to the middle

About Centre for Unified Behavioural and Economic Sciences e-seminars

An online seminar series on Experimental and Behavioural Economics organized by the Centre for Unified Behavioural and Economic Sciences (CUBES) of the School of Economics at The University of Queensland.

Our seminars take place fortnightly via Zoom on Wednesdays at 10 am or 5 pm (AEST), depending on whether the guest speaker is streaming from US/Australia or Europe respectively.

Seminars consist of a 60-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

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