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Understanding peer effects

a PSC Small Fund Research Project

Investigator:   Manuela Angelucci

The aim of the study is to conduct a “cookie vs. fruit” study in the school cafeteria during lunch and investigate whether – (1) an incentive has an effect on getting a child to choose a fruit over a cookie, (2) children who do not receive an incentive will be affected through “spillover” by choices made by incentivized children. Children endogenously choose a seating during lunch, and participate in a “session” based on their seating choice. Some tables have as few as 4 students, some other tables have as many as 10 students. We exogenously vary the following: proportion of students at each table who receive the incentive, amount of the incentive, whether we incentivize on selection or consumption.

Funding Period: 02/01/2011 to 06/30/2012

Country of Focus: USA

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