The Superior Peer Improves Me: Evidence from Swimming Data

18 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2018

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Shoko Yamane

Kinki University

Ryohei Hayashi

Kagoshima National College of Technology

Date Written: March 22, 2018

Abstract

This study examined the peer effects of newcomer on the performance of existing members of teams, based on comparing the performances of swimming team members before and after the arrival of a newcomer. The identification strategy was similar to a natural experimental setting. This study found that the performance of an existing member of a team improves when a newcomer joins the team and that this effect is larger when the newcomer is a superior to the original team members.

Keywords: Peer effect, Sports data

JEL Classification: D62, L83

Suggested Citation

Yamane, Shoko and Hayashi, Ryohei, The Superior Peer Improves Me: Evidence from Swimming Data (March 22, 2018). ISER Discussion Paper No. 1025. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3147323 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3147323

Shoko Yamane (Contact Author)

Kinki University ( email )

Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka 577-8502
United States

Ryohei Hayashi

Kagoshima National College of Technology ( email )

1460-1 Shinkou Hayato-cho
Kirishima City, 899-5193
Japan

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