Peer Effects in Middle School Students’ Test Scores with Accounting for Individual Heterogeneity
Jeffrey Jordan (),
Marco Castillo () and
Ragan Petrie ()
No 205367, 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
We estimate economically significant peer effects in test scores in the population of eighth grade students from a typical county school district in the U.S. state of Georgia. For identification we utilize the variation across test scores within the individual student to account for individual unobserved heterogeneity.
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