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Grade Expectations and Overconfidence: Is Economics Different?

Dirk S. Yandell

Journal for Economic Educators, 2017, vol. 17, issue 2, 18-28

Abstract: Do students in economics courses predict their course grade more accurately than students in other business school courses? Data over several semesters and from a variety of disciplines suggest that business school students in all disciplines are overconfident. After controlling for other factors, however, Economics and Accounting students predict their grades more accurately than other students.

Keywords: actual grade; expected grade; overconfidence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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