Teagle Foundation Grant

“Assessing Classmate Peer Effects on Student Learning: Statistical and Qualitative Evidence for Gateway Courses at Three Liberal-Arts Colleges”

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Bibliographic Resources


Theoretical Background

Akerlof, George A. and Kranton, Rachel E. "Identity and Schooling: Some Lessons for the Economics of Education," Journal of Economic Literature, 2002, 40(4), pp. 1167-201.

Antonio, Anthony Lising. "The Influence of Friendship Groups on Intellectual Self-Confidence and Educational Aspirations in College," Journal of Higher Education, 2004, 75(4), pp. 446-71.

Nash, Roy. "Peer Effects and Peer Group Processes: Joining the Conversation on Quantitative and Qualitative Methods," Australian Journal of Education, 2002, 46(1), pp. 6-18.

Rothschild, Michael and White, Lawrence J. "The Analytics of the Pricing of Higher Education and Other Services in Which the Customers Are Inputs," Journal of Political Economy, 1995, 103(3), pp. 573-86.

Ryan, Allison. "The Peer Group as a Context for the Development of Young Adolescent Motivation and Achievement," Child Development, 2001, 72(4), pp. 1135-50.


Econometric Issues

Brock, William A. and Durlauf, Steven N. "Interactions-Based Models," J. J. Heckman and E. Leamer, Handbook of Econometrics. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2001, 3297-380.

Levin, Jesse. "For Whom the Reductions Count: A Quantile Regression Analysis of Class Size and Peer Effects on Scholastic Achievement," Empirical Economics, 2001, 26(1), pp. 221-46.

Manski, Charles F. "Identification of Endogenous Social Effects: The Reflection Problem," Review of Economic Studies, 1993, 60(3), pp. 531-42.


Primary/Secondary Studies

Ammermueller, Andreas and Pischke, Jörn-Steffen. "Peer Effects in European Primary Schools: Evidence from PIRLS." Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2006.

Angrist, Joshua D. and Lang, Kevin. "How Important Are Classroom Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program." Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2004.

Betts, Julian R. and Zao, Andrew. "Peer Groups and Academic Achievement: Panel Evidence from Administrative Data." Public Policy Institute of California, 2004.

Boozer, Michael A. and Cacciola, Stephen E. "Inside the 'Black Box' of Project Star: Estimation of Peer Effects Using Experimental Data." New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Economic Growth Center, 2001.

Burke, Mary A. and Sass, Tim R. "Classroom Peer Effects and Student Achievement." Tallahassee, Fla.: Florida State University Department of Economics, 2004.

Checchi, Daniele and Zollino, Francesco. "Sistema Scolastico E Selezione Sociale in Italia," Rivista di Politica Economica, 2001, 91(7-8), pp. 43-84.

Coleman, James S. and al., et. "Equality of Educational Opportunity." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, 1966.

Dills, Angela K. "Does Cream-Skimming Curdle the Milk? A Study of Peer Effects," Economics of Education Review, 2005, 24(1), pp. 19-28

Ding, Weili and Lehrer, Steven F. "Do Peers Affect Student Achievement in China's Secondary Schools?" (June 2006.) NBER Working Paper #12305.

Epple, Dennis and Romano, Richard E. "Competition between Private and Public Schools, Vouchers, and Peer-Group Effects," American Economic Review, 1998, 88(1), pp. 33-62.

Gaviria, Alejandro and Raphael, Steven. "School-Based Peer Effects and Juvenile Behavior," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001, 83(2), pp. 257-68.

Griffin, Marlynn M. and Griffin, Bryan W. "An Investigation of the Effects of Reciprocal Peer Tutoring on Achievement, Self-Efficacy, and Test Anxiety," Annual Meeting of the National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition. San Francisco, Calif., 1995.

Hanushek, Eric A.; Kain, John F.; Markman, Jacob M. and Rivkin, Steven G. "Does Peer Ability Affect Student Achievement?," Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2003, 18(5), pp. 527-44.

Henderson, Vernon; Miseszkowski, Peter and Sauvageau, Yvon. "Peer Group Effects and Educational Production Functions." Ottawa: Economic Council of Canada, 1976.

Hout, Michael and Morgan, William R. "Race and Sex Variations in the Causes of the Expected Attainments of High School Seniors," American Journal of Sociology, 1975, 81(2), pp. 364-94.

Hoxby, Caroline. "Peer Effects in the Classroom: Learning from Gender and Race Variation." Cambridge, Mass.: NBER, #7867, 2000.

Kang, Changhui. "Classroom Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Quasi-Randomization Evidence from South Korea," Journal of Urban Economics, 2007, 61(3), pp. 458-495.

Lefgren, Lars. "Educational Peer Effects and the Chicago Public Schools," Journal of Urban Economics, 2004, 56(2), pp. 169-191.

McEwan, Patrick J. "Peer Effects on Student Achievement: Evidence from Chile," Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22(2), pp. 131-41.

O'Shaughnessy, Terry. "School Quality and School Location." Oxford: Oxford University Department of Economics, 2000.

Rangvid, Beatrice Schindler. "Educational Peer Effects: Quantile Regression Evidence from Denmark with Pisa2000 Data." Copenhagen: AKF, Institute for Local Government Studies, 2003.

Robertson, Donald and Symons, James. "Do Peer Groups Matter? Peer Group Versus Schooling Effects on Academic Attainment," Economica, 2003, 70(277), pp. 31-53.

Slavin, Robert E. "Achievement Effects of Ability Grouping in Secondary Schools: A Best-Evidence Synthesis," Review of Educational Research, 1990, 60(3), pp. 471-99.

Thistlethwaite, Donald L; Wheeler, Norman. "Effects of Teacher and Peer Subcultures Upon Student Aspirations," Journal of Educational Psychology, 1966, 57(1), pp. 35-47.

Vandenberghe, V. "Evaluating the Magnitude and the Stakes of Peer Effects Analysing Science and Math Achievement across OECD." Applied Economics, 2002, 34(10), pp. 1283-9.

Vigdor, Jacob and Nechyba, Thomas. "Peer Effects in North Carolina Public Schols." (July, 2004) Duke University and NBER.

Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Hattie, John A.; Parr, Judy M.; Townsend, Michael A. R.; Fung, Irene; Ussher, Charlotte; Thrupp, Martin; Lauder, Hugh and Robinson, Tony. "Influence of Peer Effects on Learning Outcomes: A Review of the Literature." Auckland, New Zealand: University of Aukland, 2000.

Zimmer, Ron. "A New Twist in the Educational Tracking Debate," Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22(3), pp. 307-15.

Zimmer, Ron W. and Toma, Eugenia F. "Peer Effects in Private and Public Schools across Countries," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1999, 19(1), pp. 75-92.


Higher Education Studies

Arcidiacono, Peter and Nicholson, Sean. "Peer Effects in Medical School," Journal of Public Economics, 2005, 89(2/3), pp. 327-50.

Betts, Julian R. and Morell, Darlene. "The Determinants of Undergraduate Grade Point Average: The Relative Importance of Family Background, High School Resources, and Peer Group Effects." Journal of Human Resources, 1999, 34(2), pp. 268-93.

Foster, Gigi. "It's Not Your Peers, and It's Not Your Friends: Some Progress Toward Understanding the Educational Peer Effect Mechanism," Journal of Public Economics, 2006, 90(8-9), pp. 1455-75.

García-Diez, Mercedes. "The Effects of Curriculum Reform on Economics Education in a Spanish College," Education Economics, 2000, 8(1), pp. 5-15.

Goethals, George; Winston, Gordon and Zimmerman, David. "Students Educating Students: The Emerging Role of Peer Effects in Higher Education." Williamstown, Mass.: Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education, 1999.

Goethals, George R. "Peer Effect, Gender, and Intellectual Performance among Student at a Highly Selective College: A Social Comparison of Abilities Analysis." Williamstown, Mass.: Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education, 2001.

Hoxby, Caroline and Terry, Bridget. "Explaining Rising Income and Wage Inequality among the College Educated." Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1999.

Kremer, Michael and Levy, Dan. "Peer Effects and Alcohol Use among College Students," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, 22(3), pp. 189-206.

Lyle, David S. "Estimating and Interpreting Peer and Role Model Effects from Randomly Assigned Social Groups at West Point," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89(2), pp. 289-299.

Milem, Jeffrey F. "Attitude Change in College Students: Examining the Effect of College Peer Groups and Faculty Normative Groups," Journal of Higher Education, 1998, 69(2), pp. 117-40.

Miller, Michael T. and Nelson, Glenn M. "Student Cultures on Campus: Priorities for a Decade of Research." U.S.; Alabama, 1997, 21.

Sacerdote, Bruce. "Peer Effects with Random Assignment: Results for Dartmouth Roommates," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, 116(2), pp. 681-704.

Stinebrickner, Ralph and Stinebrickner, Todd R. "The Causal Effect of Studying on Academic Performance," B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2008, 8(1:Frontiers), Article 14.

Stinebrickner, Ralph and Stinebrickner, Todd R. "Understanding Educational Outcomes of Students from Low-Income Families. Evidence from a Liberal Arts College with a Full Tuition Subsidy Program," Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38(3), pp. 591-617.

Stinebrickner, Ralph and Stinebrickner, Todd R. "What Can Be Learned about Peer Effects Using College Roommates? Evidence from New Survey Data and Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds," Journal of Public Economics, 2006, 90(8-9), pp. 1435-54.

Stinebrickner, Todd R. and Stinebrickner, Ralph. "Peer Effects among Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds." University of Western Ontario, CIBC Human Capital and Productivity Project, 2001, Working Paper #20013.

Whitt, Elizabeth J.; Edison, Marcia; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Nora, Amaury and Terenzini, Patrick T. "Interactions with Peers and Objective and Self-Reported Cognitive Outcomes across 3 Years of College," Journal of College Student Development, 1999, 40(1), pp. 61-78.

Winston, Gordon C. "Subsidies, Hierarchies, and Peers: The Awkward Economics of Higher Education," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1999, 13(1), pp. 13-36.

____. "Toward a Theory of Tuition: Prices, Peer Effects, and Competition in Higher Education." Williamstown, Mass.: Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education, 2003.

Winston, Gordon C. and Zimmerman, David J. "Peer Effects in Higher Education." (February 2003). NBER Working Paper #9501.

Winston, Gordon C. and Zimmerman, David J. "Peer Effects in Higher Education," C. Hoxby, College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It. Chicago: National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Zimmerman, David J. "Peer Effects in Academic Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, 85(1), pp. 9-23.


Other Studies

Epple, Dennis; Romano, Richard and Sieg, Holger. "Peer Effects, Financial Aid, and Selection of Students into Colleges and Universities: An Empirical Analysis." Duke University Department of Economics, 2000.

Falk, Armin and Ichino, Andrea. "Clean Evidence on Peer Effects," Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24(1), pp. 39-58.