Comments on: “Network Effects and the Educational Attainment of Young Immigrants” by Florian Hoffmann. Gustavo Bobonis ECO4060. Summary. Question: Are there neighborhood-based peer effects for immigrants Interesting question: concern with rate of assimilation
(Huntington, 2004; McKinnon and Parent, 2005)
Cov(cajk, cal,k) <, >, or = 0, for each l ≠ j
αl network effect of other groups
* Group all Spanish-speakers and French-speakers together?
migration into or out of MSA; e.g., MSA ‘business or political cycles’)
e.g., changes in group-specific tastes)
You can include both μjt and μkt fixed effects.
own and peers’ school attainment)
Example: political economy-based hypothesis
exclude parental background control?