00:00    |    
Initial credits 
00:08    |    
Studies to understand the preferences of children 
Quote, Wealth of nations, Adam Smith (1776) 
Preferences are homogenous  
Importance of differences in behaviour 
05:35    |    
Study 1: Negative childhood experiences and risk aversion
Bad deeds do not go unpunished 
Results of the study 
08:39    |    
Study 2: Discount rate of children and their ability to finish high school 
Individual discount rates 
Results of the study 
10:25    |    
Study 3: Children rationality risk, attitude and misbehaviours 
Decisions in risk environment 
Risk in the lab is the risk in the field 
14:30    |    
Early childhood experiences 
Domestic violence 
Main effects of domestic violence 
Long term effects on health 
18:32    |    
Mechanisms of the effects 
Effects of early life experiences 
21:53    |    
Study's approach 
Cognitive development 
Sample of the population 
Measure of domestic violence and validity 
Measure of cognitive development 
The lottery task 
Lottery instruments 
31:14    |    
Results of the studies 
Cognitive development and domestic violence 
Lottery choices 
Cognitive development and lottery choices 
Effects of domestic violence 
47:15    |    
Gender differences 
Cognitive development 
Lottery choices 
49:10    |    
Mechanism and robustness 
Mediator of direct effects of domestic violence 
53:02    |    
Conclusion of the study 
Parental investments 
Psychological stimulation with kids 
Behaviour on kids 
Effects of physical violence 
Problems of investigating domestic violence 
01:05:26    |    
Final credits 




Learning from Children: Using Experiments to Understand Field Behavior

26 de febrero de 2016   | Vistas: 25 |  

Marco Castillo narrates the new research regarding field behaviours in children using different kinds of experiments. The main goal of the experiments is to uncover the differences in behaviours relevant to motivation and individual preferences. The experiments range from negative childhood experiences and risk aversion to rationality risks and their connection to attitudes and misbehaviours. Most estimates in applied macroeconomics assume that there is homogeneity in preferences and behaviours in general. These assumptions are what Marco wants to debunk by proving individual differences in choice. Marco concludes that domestic violence affects negatively the development of younglings. But not all is negative, with positive parental investment children can develop in a healthy way and have a rich and fulfilling life.


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín