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The effects of chess instruction on academic and non-cognitive outcomes: field experimental evidence from a developing country / Asad Islam (Monash University), Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University and IZA), Aaron Nicholas (Deakin University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserIslam, Asad ; Lee, Wang-Sheng ; Nicholas, Aaron
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, August 2019
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (40, XXIII Seiten) : Illustrationen, Karten
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12550
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URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-198291 
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We conduct a randomized field experiment to investigate the benefits of an intensive chess training program undertaken by primary school students in a developing country context. We examine the effects on academic outcomes, and a number of non-cognitive outcomes: risk preferences, patience, creativity and attention/focus. Our main finding is that chess training reduces the level of risk aversion almost a year after the intervention ended. We also find that chess training improves math scores, reduces the incidence of time inconsistency and the incidence of non-monotonic time preferences. However, these (non-risk preference) results are less conclu-sive once we account for multiple hypothesis testing. We do not find any evidence of significant effects of chess training on other academic outcomes, creativity, and attention/focus.