In the Journal of Development Economics- A randomized field experiment to investigate the benefits of an intensive chess training program undertaken by primary school students in a developing country context. We examine the effects on academic
outcomes, and a number of non-cognitive outcomes: risk preferences, patience, creativity and attention/focus.
Our main finding is that chess training reduces the level of risk aversion almost a year after the intervention
ended. We also find that chess training improves math scores, reduces the incidence of time inconsistency and the
incidence of non-monotonic time preferences. However, these (non-risk preference) results are less conclusive
once we account for multiple hypothesis testing. We do not find any evidence of significant effects of chess
training on other academic outcomes, creativity, and attention/focus. You may read the paper here.