Tag Archives: incentive

Online quizzes can motivate students to learn more

A large fraction of students fail at university. One potential reason is that students do not exercise enough effort on a regular basis. If intrinsic motivation does not suffice to induce satisfactory student performance, then what interventions might help to … Continue reading

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Lessons for Slovakia from Germany’s dual system of vocational training

Slovakia is contemplating ways to motivate companies to teach and instruct high school students. In an interview with the business daily Hospodárske noviny, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann comments on potential lessons to be learned from Germany’s dual system of … Continue reading

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Grades and rank: How do they affect student effort?

The educational system is built upon a sequence of tests to measure student performance. Improving student performance is a key educational and economic policy issue to which much time and resources are devoted. At the same time, the results of … Continue reading

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Employee performance and the value of the bosses: Video interview with Kathryn Shaw

Employees should ultimately be paid for performance, not for working hours, says Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA) in a video interview. If hourly wages are paid, that entails choosing high-performing employees carefully. While wage inequality within firms serves to … Continue reading

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