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dc.date.accessioned2018-08-16T13:22:02Z
dc.date.available2018-09-14T22:32:45Z
dc.date.created2017-05-05T23:12:16Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationBooij, Adam S. Leuven, Edwin Oosterbeek, Hessel . Ability peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment. The Review of Economic Studies. 2017, 84(2), 547-578
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/63012
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates peer effects originating from the ability composition of tutorial groups for undergraduate students in economics. We manipulated the composition of groups to achieve a wide range of support, and assigned students – conditional on their prior ability – randomly to these groups. The data support a specification in which the impact of group composition on achievement is captured by the mean and standard deviation of peers’ prior ability, their interaction, and interactions with students’ own prior ability. When we assess the aggregate implications of these peer effects regressions for group assignment, we find that low and medium ability students gain on average 0.19 SD units of achievement from switching from ability mixing to three-way tracking. Their dropout rate is reduced by 12 percentage points (relative to a mean of 0.6). High-ability students are unaffected. Analysis of survey data indicates that in tracked groups, low-ability students have more positive interactions with other students, and are more involved. We find no evidence that teachers adjust their teaching to the composition of groups. © 2016 Oxford University Pressen_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishers
dc.titleAbility peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experimenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorBooij, Adam S.
dc.creator.authorLeuven, Edwin
dc.creator.authorOosterbeek, Hessel
cristin.unitcode185,17,6,0
cristin.unitnameØkonomisk institutt
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode2
dc.identifier.cristin1468550
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dc.identifier.jtitleThe Review of Economic Studies
dc.identifier.volume84
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.startpage547
dc.identifier.endpage578
dc.identifier.doi/10.1093/restud/rdw045
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-65571
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0034-6527
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/63012/2/ability_final.pdf
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