2017

Heterogeneous Peer Effects in Education

Reprint No. 2017:9

Author(s): Eleonora Patacchini, Edoardo Rainone and Yves ZenouYear: 2017 Title: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Volume (No.): 134 (February) Pages: 190–227
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We investigate whether, how, and why individual education attainment depends on the educational attainment of schoolmates. Specifically, using longitudinal data on students and their friends in a nationally representative set of US schools, we consider the influence of different types of peers on educational outcomes. We find that there are strong and persistent peer effects in education, but peers tend to be influential in the long run only when their friendships last more than a year. This evidence is consistent with a network model in which convergence of preferences and the emergence of social norms among peers require long-term interactions.


Reference:
Patacchini, Eleonora, Edoardo Rainone and Yves Zenou (2017), "Heterogeneous Peer Effects in Education". Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 134(February), 190–227.

An Agenda for Europe

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The authors of this book, Niklas Elert, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, advise the economies of the European Union to become more entrepreneurial in promoting innovation and economic growth. The authors propose a reform strategy with respect to several aspects to achieve this goal.

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