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How Do Peers Impact Learning? An Experimental Investigation of Peer-to-Peer Teaching and Ability Tracking

Erik O. Kimbrough, Andrew D. McGee, Hitoshi Shigeoka

NBER Working Paper No. 23439
Issued in May 2017

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The authors thank Scott Carrell, Julie Berry Cullen, David Deming and seminar participants at the Kyoto Summer Workshop on Applied Economics, the University of Alaska-Anchorage Conference on Contests and Innovation, the 2016 Canadian Economic Association Annual Conference, the 2016 Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, and the University of Arkansas for their suggestions. Catherine Michaud-Leclerc and Hanh Tong provided outstanding assistance in conducting the experiments, as did Erli Suo and Jim Sylvester in developing the experimental software and Eric Adebayo and Garrett Petersen in analyzing the audio recordings.  We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from SSHRC Insight Development Grant #430-2013-1067. All remaining errors are our own. 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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