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  • Jane Cooley

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A central objective of studies of peer effects in education production is to determine whether certain groupings of students can improve academic achievement. This article describes the challenges associated with identifying peer effects in education production and some solutions offered by the literature. We then review some of the existing evidence on peer spillovers and avenues for future research.

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This chapter was published in: Steven N. Durlauf & Lawrence E. Blume (ed.) , , pages , 2010, 4th quarter update.

This item is provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its series The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics with number v:4:year:2010:doi:3835.

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Keywords: peer effects; reflection problem; tracking; desegregation;

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  1. Evgeny Yakovlev, 2012. "Peers and Alcohol: Evidence from Russia," Working Papers w0182, Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR).

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