Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148206
Authors: 
Hayashi, Ryohei
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 979
Abstract: 
This paper deals with the data of dormitory students in National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College to demonstrate the existence of peer effects in academic performance. The data have unique advantages to avoid the difficulties of the self-selection problem and reflection problem. The data shows freshmen's academic performance and previous year's junior high school records, and roommate's previous year's academic performance for using an instrumental variable method. The results of my findings suggest that peer's academic performance does not have any effects on freshmen's. In spite of considering the asymmetric relationship between roommates, self-selection bias when choosing subjects, and nonlinearities of effects, there is no significance in any models.
Subjects: 
learning
reflection problem
instrumental variable method
self-selection bias
JEL: 
J13
J44
C26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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