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Teamwork at University: The Importance of Foreign Students

9 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2014 Last revised: 7 Jul 2014

Rosella Nicolini

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Date Written: June 2014


This study discusses the experience of the implementation of a peer-norm in reducing conflicts in teamwork. This field experiment is run with two cohorts of students coursing external trade. I investigate on student potential collusion in homework projects performed by assigned groups. The empirical analysis identifies that the success of this norm is associated with the presence of foreign students as a key factor for the achievement of a separating-type equilibrium.

Keywords: Student behavior, Peer-norm, Probit estimation

JEL Classification: C25, D74, I20

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Nicolini, Rosella, Teamwork at University: The Importance of Foreign Students (June 2014). Available at SSRN: or

Rosella Nicolini (Contact Author)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B
Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193

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