Lead Researcher(s):
Eleonora Pattachini (Cornel University)
Yves Zenou (Monash Universty)
Youjin Hahn (Yonsei University, Korea)
Asad Islam (Monash University)

The project investigates the effects of social networks on the educational outcomes of students in Bangladesh. We randomize 150 schools into three different groups: (i) the pure random group where we randomly allocate students into groups; (ii) the friendship group where we group students based on their friendship; (iii) the pure control group where we did not group students at all. We then study the importance of network centrality of a group on own outcomes among students from the pure random groups only.

In a separate paper, we examine what types of grouping matter in schools, and then test peer effects among students in different groups.