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Peer Effects in Higher Education

Gordon C. Winston and David J. Zimmerman

in College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355351
eISBN:
9780226355375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter describes the importance of peer effects and offers new empirical evidence on their existence. Estimating peer effects is difficult. First, one must decide on the appropriate set of ... More


Mobilizing the Private Sector in the United States: A Theoretical Overview

Thomas J. Nechyba

in School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033763
eISBN:
9780262270113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides an overview organized around four types of competitive advantages that can explain the existence of private schools. First, private schools enjoy greater resource ... More


More Unexplored Dimensions of Gender Gap and College Choice: Attitudes, Choice of Partner, and Peer/Teacher Effects in School

Massimo Anelli and Giovanni Peri

in Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729853
eISBN:
9780191796500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyzes the impact that social and cultural factors may have on the student’s choice of college major and in particular on gender differences. The difference in choice between men and ... More


The Debiasing Role of the Cross-Border Insolvency System

Irit Mevorach

in The Future of Cross-Border Insolvency: Overcoming Biases and Closing Gaps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198782896
eISBN:
9780191826115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782896.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Private International Law

This chapter explores what the reasons for deviating from modified universalism in practice may be. To do so, it draws on behavioural international law and economics. The chapter argues that certain ... More


Alternative Explanations

Jessica McCrory Calarco

in Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190634438
eISBN:
9780190634476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634438.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 answers a number of lingering questions about the processes that generate inequalities in schools. Drawing both on data from the current study and on an analysis of prior research, this ... More


Social Learning, Credulous Bayesians, and Aggregation Reversals

Edward L. Glaeser and Bruce Sacerdote

in After the Flood: How the Great Recession Changed Economic Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443546
eISBN:
9780226443683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443683.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The dot-com bubble, the great housing market convulsion of 2000-2007 and the associated crash in the value of mortgage-backed securities left many observers convinced that investors were less than ... More


The Emergence of a Nonbiological Intelligence

Michail Bletsas and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Michail Bletsas, Director of Computing at the MIT Media Lab and Director of the Network Computing Systems Group at MIT, is convinced that the 21st century will see the emergence of biological ... More


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