Working Paper by Han Yu Accepted for Publication
May 13, 2020
Summary: The working paper, “Am I the Big Fish? The Effect of Ordinal Rank on Student Academic Performance in Middle School" by PERC Postdoctoral Research Associate Han Yu will be published in the August issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
This paper provides the first evidence of relative achievement in the classroom from a developing country by studying the effects of academic class rank for 7th and 8th grade students from China. It also provides the first direct evidence on the relationship between objective academic class rank and the rank perceived by students, as well as the impact of self-perceived rank on a student’s future academic attainment.
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