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Exclusion Bias in the Estimation of Peer Effects

Bet Caeyers, Marcel Fafchamps

NBER Working Paper No. 22565
Issued in August 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We benefitted from useful comments from Matt Jackson, Arun Chandrasekhar, Steve Durlauf, Emily Breza, Giacomo De Giorgi, Xu Tan, Adam Szeidl, Michael Gechter, Bernard Fortin and Elena Manresa as well as from participants to seminars at Gothenburg University, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, LICOS, UC Davis and the International Food Policy Research Institute, as well as participants to the November 2016 NEUDC conference, the March 2016 RES conference, the May 2016 Stanford conference on Social Networks, the March 2016 CSAE conference on African development, and the April 2016 Laval University conference on Social Networks, and from students at Stanford University, the 2016 PODER Summer School, and the 2016 Nova University Summer School. Finally, we are grateful to the ESRC Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of public policy (CPP) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies for funding parts of this research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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