NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Your Cohort Matter? Measuring Peer Effects in College Achievement

Scott E. Carrell, Richard L. Fullerton, James E. West

NBER Working Paper No. 14032
Issued in May 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Special thanks go to: William Carpenter, Rolland Stoneman, Kathleen O'Donnell, JauTsau, and Kate Carson for their assistance in obtaining the data and background information for this project. Thanks also go to Josh Angrist, Sandra Black, Pascaline Dupas, Caroline Hoxby, Changhui Kang, Lawrence Katz, Marianne Page, Bruce Sacerdote, Andrew Samwick, Doug Staiger, Omari Swinton, and all seminar participants at the NBER Summer Institute, WEA Meetings, Baylor University, Dartmouth College, Florida State University, Georgia State University, Ohio State University, Rand Corporation, Rice University, Sam Houston State University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M, U C Davis, University of Florida, University of Houston, and University of Texas-Austin for their helpful comments and suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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