Peer Effects in Bedtime Decisions Among Adolescents: A Social Network Model with Sampled Data

23 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017

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Xiaodong Liu

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Eleonora Patacchini

Cornell University

Edoardo Rainone

Bank of Italy

Date Written: October 2017

Abstract

Using unique information on a representative sample of US teenagers, we investigate peer effects in adolescent bedtime decisions. We extend the nonlinear least‐squares estimator for spatial autoregressive models to estimate network models with network fixed effects and sampled observations on the dependent variable. We show the extent to which neglecting the sampling issue yields misleading inferential results. When accounting for sampling, we find that, besides the individual, family and peer characteristics, the bedtime decisions of peers help to shape one's own bedtime decision.

Keywords: Missing data, Nonlinear least‐squares, Social interactions, Spatial autoregressive model

Suggested Citation

Liu, Xiaodong and Patacchini, Eleonora and Rainone, Edoardo, Peer Effects in Bedtime Decisions Among Adolescents: A Social Network Model with Sampled Data (October 2017). The Econometrics Journal, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. S103-S125, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3077103 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ectj.12072

Xiaodong Liu (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

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Eleonora Patacchini

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Edoardo Rainone

Bank of Italy ( email )

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Rome, 00184
Italy

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