Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/195540
Authors: 
Hong, Sok Chul
Lee, Jungmin
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Quantitative Economics [ISSN:] 1759-7331 [Volume:] 8 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 239-275
Publisher: 
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ
Abstract: 
We examine college students' interaction within classrooms and estimate peer effects on their academic performance. We exploit a unique seating rule at a university in South Korea, known as the fixed-seat system. We propose a novel identification strategy based on students' repeated interaction. Our findings show that a student's performance in a class is significantly influenced by his or her next-seat neighbor's ability. The effect is heterogeneous, varying by student and class char- acteristics. Also quantile regressions reveal that peer effects are significant among below-average students and among those at the top end.
Subjects: 
Peer effect
classroom seating rule
academic performance
college students
IV quantile regression
personality
JEL: 
C31
I21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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