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April 16, 2015

Publication by our Visiting Fellow in The Review of Economics and Statistics

Mudit Kapoor, Visiting Fellow in Political Economy at IDFC Institute writes a paper on "The Impact of Study Groups and Roommates on Academic Performance" in The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Abstract from the paper:


"This paper uses random assignment of students to investigate the impact of study groups and roommates on academic achievement. We find that informal social interaction with roommates has a significant positive impact on academic achievement, while study group peers have no discernible impact, a result driven by group heterogeneity in ability. We also find that lower-ability students benefit from high-ability students but not vice versa".


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