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Entrepreneurship education through television in Tanzania

I fagseminarrekken på Handelshøgkolen ved UiS vil Kjetil Bjorvatn fra Norges Handelshøgskole presentere sin artikkel: Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania

Alle interesserte er velkommen til åpent fagseminar tirsdag 28. oktober kl 12:15-13:15

Presentasjon ved Kjetil Bjorvatn, Norges Handelshøgskole

Tema: Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania

Abstract:
Can television be used to inspire people to start their own business? We address this question by evaluating an edutainment show on entrepreneurship broadcasted on national television in Tanzania. In a field experiment, where a treatment group was incentivized to watch the edutainment show and a control group was incentivized to watch another program, we find evidence of the edutainment show inspiring the viewers to learn more about entrepreneurship, shaping non-cognitive traits such as risk and time preference, and leading to a long-term increase in business startups. In general, these treatment effects are more pronounced for the female viewers.

We find no evidence of the show having any impact on business knowledge. Moreover, using administrative data, we find evidence of a negative treatment effect on the viewers’ school performance, suggesting that encouraging entrepreneurship may discourage school work.

Seminaret finner sted i Ellen & Axel Lunds hus H-317.