Peer effects in higher education

Does the field of study matter?

Does the peer effect vary with the field of study? Using data from a middle‐sized public university located in southern Italy and exploiting the random assignment of first‐year students to college accommodation, we find that roommate peer effects for freshmen enrolled in the hard sciences are positi...

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Volume: 48
Main Author: Brunello, Giorgio
De Paola, Maria
Scoppa, Vincenzo
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2010
Western Economic Association International
published in: Economic inquiry Vol. 48; no. 3; pp. 621 - 634
ORCID: 0000-0002-2774-0258
Data of publication: 2010
ISSN: 1465-7295
EISSN: 1465-7295
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We would like to thank the editor, Peter Arcidiacono, two anonymous referees, Daniele Checchi, Andrea Ichino, Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Michele Pellizzari, Enrico Rettore, Lorenzo Rocco, and the audiences at seminars in Amsterdam (EEEPE), Padova, Rome La Sapienza, the 2008 SIE Conference (Perugia), and Trento for comments. We are also grateful to the administration of the University of Calabria for providing access to the data, to Carlo Maria Verrina and Massimo Colafati of the Residential Office for many useful conversations, and to Anna Russo and Monya Perricone for assisting in the use of the data. Giorgio Brunello acknowledges the financial support by the EEEPE network, funded by the European Commission. The usual disclaimer applies.
Series: Economic Inquiry
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