[行为和实验经济学研讨会]Goalsetting, effort provision and performance: A field experiment

行为和实验经济学研讨会
(总第6期)

【时 间】2019年6月12日(周三)12:00—13:30
【地 点】明德主楼729会议室
【主 题】Goalsetting, effort provision and performance: A field experiment
【主讲人】翁茜(中国人民大学劳动人事学院助理教授)
【主持人】孙文凯(中国人民大学经济学院教授)
【点评人】王湘红(中国人民大学经济学院教授)

【讲座摘要】Goal setting may be a low-cost, scalable and logistically simple commitment device to help people self-regulate their behavior, and increase their effort and consequently improve their performance. By conducting a field experiment in college physical training course, we investigate the effects of goal setting and goal design features on effort provision in training and tests and on their performance. We exogenously vary whether or not a goal is set and whether or not the goal is set based on accurately knowing one’s ability. We find that when students know their precise ability, goal setting significantly raises test performance. Goal setting also significantly raises test effort, especially when students do not know their precise ability.

【主讲人简介】翁茜,中国人民大学劳动人事学院助理教授。2014年毕业于瑞典哥德堡大学,获得经济学博士学位。研究领域为劳动经济学、行为与实验经济学。曾在Journal of Public Economics,China Economic Review,Journal of Forest Economics,Singapore Economic Review等国际学术期刊上发表论文多篇。主持过国家自然科学基金、中国人民大学科学研究基金等项目。