2006–2010

Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education

Reprint No. 2009:27

Author(s): Antoni Calvó-Armengol, Eleonora Patacchini and Yves ZenouYear: 2009 Title: Review of Economic Studies Volume (No.): 76 (269) Pages: 1239–1267
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We develop a model that shows that, at the Nash equilibrium, the outcome of each individual embedded in a network is proportional to his/her Katz–Bonacich centrality measure. This measure takes into account both direct and indirect friends of each individual, but puts less weight to his/her distant friends. We then bring the model to the data using a very detailed dataset of adolescent friendship networks. We show that, after controlling for observable individual characteristics and unobservable network specific factors, a standard deviation increase in the Katz–Bonacich centrality increases the pupil school performance by more than 7% of one standard deviation.


Reference:
Calvó-Armengol, Antoni, Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou (2009), "Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education". Review of Economic Studies 76(269), 1239–1267.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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