Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity

This paper asks how a student¿s classmates affect her returns to college. We exploit a ¿tracking¿ admission system at a selective Colombian university that led to large differences in mean classmate ability for students in the same programs. In a regression discontinuity design, we find that student...

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Autores Principales: de Roux, Nicolás, Riehl, Evan
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Publicado: Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE 2020
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spelling ir-1992-410982020-09-16T20:19:42Z Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity de Roux, Nicolás Riehl, Evan College selectivity Peer effects Returns to education I23, I26, J24 This paper asks how a student¿s classmates affect her returns to college. We exploit a ¿tracking¿ admission system at a selective Colombian university that led to large differences in mean classmate ability for students in the same programs. In a regression discontinuity design, we find that students in higher-ability classes were more likely to fail courses and drop out, and had lower earnings one decade later. Testable predictions from a human capital model with peer externalities show that individuals learned less in more able classrooms. Our findings suggest that exposure to higher-ability college peers can harm an individual¿s career trajectory. 2020-07-28T17:16:16Z 2020-07-28T17:16:16Z 2019 document publishedVersion 1657-5334 http://hdl.handle.net/1992/41098 1657-7191 spa Documentos CEDE No. 34 Septiembre de 2019 Al consultar y hacer uso de este recurso, está aceptando las condiciones de uso establecidas por los autores. openAccess Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
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topic College selectivity
Peer effects
Returns to education
I23, I26, J24
spellingShingle College selectivity
Peer effects
Returns to education
I23, I26, J24
de Roux, Nicolás
Riehl, Evan
Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity
description This paper asks how a student¿s classmates affect her returns to college. We exploit a ¿tracking¿ admission system at a selective Colombian university that led to large differences in mean classmate ability for students in the same programs. In a regression discontinuity design, we find that students in higher-ability classes were more likely to fail courses and drop out, and had lower earnings one decade later. Testable predictions from a human capital model with peer externalities show that individuals learned less in more able classrooms. Our findings suggest that exposure to higher-ability college peers can harm an individual¿s career trajectory.
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Riehl, Evan
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title Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity
title_short Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity
title_full Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity
title_fullStr Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity
title_full_unstemmed Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity
title_sort isolating peer effects in the returns to college selectivity
publisher Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE
publishDate 2020
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