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Knowing who you are : the effect of feedback information on short and long term outcomes

@inproceedings{Goulas2015KnowingWY,
  title={Knowing who you are : the effect of feedback information on short and long term outcomes},
  author={Sofoklis Goulas and Rigissa Megalokonomou},
  year={2015}
}
We study the effect of disclosing relative performance information (feedback) on students' performance in high-school and on subsequent university enrolment. We exploit a large scale natural experiment where students in some cohorts are provided with their national and school relative performance. Using unique primary collected data, we find an asymmetric response to the relative performance information - high achieving students improve their last-year performance by 0.15 standard deviations… 
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