Peer Effects and Alcohol Use Among College Students

@article{Kremer2003PeerEA,
  title={Peer Effects and Alcohol Use Among College Students},
  author={Michael Kremer and Dan Levy},
  journal={Health Economics},
  year={2003}
}
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