A circular e-mail from my colleague George Wilmers:
Two economists have recently won the 2008 Arrow Prize in Economic Analysis and
Policy for a paper providing scientific evidence that (i) studying improves the learning outcomes of college students, and (ii) having a college roommate who plays video games adversely affects academic performance.
So now we can encourage our students to work with a clear conscience that,
statistically at least, we are not wasting their time.
The paper in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy