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Peer Effects in Middle School Students’ Test Scores with Accounting for Individual Heterogeneity

Jeffrey Jordan (), Abdul Munasib, 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

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Labor and Human Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 2
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.205367

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