NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Inside the Black of Box of Ability Peer Effects: Evidence from Variation in the Proportion of Low Achievers in the Classroom

Victor Lavy, M. Daniele Paserman, Analia Schlosser

NBER Working Paper No. 14415
Issued in October 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the Israeli Ministry of Education for assisting with the data. We thank Caroline Hoxby, Damon Clark, Stephen Ross, and seminar participants at Hebrew University, University of Connecticut, LSE, PSE, and the CEPR, NBER Education Program and SOLE conferences for many helpful comments. Roy Mill, Issi Romem, Yannay Spitzer, and Rachel Berner provided outstanding research assistance. We thank the Falk Institute for financial support. 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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