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|dc.contributor.author||Zimmerman, David J.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||In this paper we present estimates of roommate and institution based peer effects.Using data from the College & Beyond survey, the Freshman survey, and phonebookdata that allows us to identify college roommates – we estimate models of students?political persuasion and intellectual engagement. The evidence suggests that a student?sroommate?s political sentiments have some impact on their own political views later inlife. We also implement a cluster based analysis that attempts to answer the question:how would a student?s outcomes have changed if they?d attended a very different school?Our findings suggest that student outcomes are, indeed, sensitive to the school theyattend. Similar students attending schools that have a decidedly different ?ethos? differin important ways post-college. Institutional peer effects seem to have a powerful effecton student outcomes.||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries|||aWPEHE discussion paper series / Williams College, Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education |x68||en_US|
|dc.title||Institutional Ethos, Peers and Individual Outcomes||en_US|
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