潘正，华南师范大学经济与管理学院讲师，美国北伊利诺伊大学经济学博士，研究方向为劳动经济学、教育经济学和农业经济学。研究论文在Applied Economics Letters发表1篇，被Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics有条件接收1篇。2019年获得中国劳动学会劳动科学教育分会优秀论文三等奖。
This paper investigates the role of the social network in human capital investment. Employing a national survey of middle schools in China and exploiting students in randomly assigned classrooms, we find strong evidence of positive peer effects on participation, cost, and time in student's shadow education. While the heterogeneous analysis shows mixed results for males and females, empirical evidence consistently suggests that peer effects are more pronounced for students from high-income families. We document that education expectations of students and parents are primary channels through which peers affect the student's shadow education behaviors.