Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176915
Authors: 
Conley, Tim
Mehta, Nirav
Stinebrickner, Ralph
Stinebrickner, Todd
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6896
Abstract: 
We develop and estimate a model of student study time on a social network. The model is designed to exploit unique data collected in the Berea Panel Study. Study time data allow us to quantify an intuitive mechanism for academic social interactions: own study time may depend on friend study time in a heterogeneous manner. Social network data allow us to embed study time and resulting academic achievement in an estimable equilibrium framework. We develop a specification test that exploits the equilibrium nature of social interactions and use it to show that novel study propensity measures mitigate econometric endogeneity concerns.
Subjects: 
social networks
peer effects
homophily
time-use
JEL: 
C52
C54
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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