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Peer effects among graduate students: Evidence from China

Guanfu Fang and Shan Wan

China Economic Review, 2020, vol. 60, issue C

Abstract: This paper examines peer effects among graduate students in a Chinese university. We implement a quasi-experiment empirical strategy and find that a student's master GPA is positively associated with his roommates' college GPA. Our results exclude the possibilities that the peer effects are driven by the spillover of peer intelligence or effort level but support the academic skill mechanism.

Keywords: Peer effects; Postgraduate education; Mechanism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2020.101406

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