Archive for the 'Working Papers' Category

NBER Working Papers

Factors Determining Callbacks to Job Applications by the Unemployed: An Audit Study
by Henry S. Farber, Dan Silverman, Till von Wachter #21689
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Maybe Next Month? Temperature Shocks, Climate Change, and Dynamic Adjustments in Birth Rates
by Alan Barreca, Olivier Deschenes, Melanie Guldi #21681
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Comparative Advantage, International Trade, and Fertility
by Quy-Toan Do, Andrei A. Levchenko, Claudio Raddatz #21677
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Immigration, Human Capital Formation and Endogenous Economic Growth
by Isaac Ehrlich, Jinyoung Kim #21699
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Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities
by Ferdinando Monte, Stephen J. Redding, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg #21706
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Taste for Competition and the Gender Gap Among Young Business Professionals
by Ernesto Reuben, Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales #21695
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Mobile Messaging for Offline Social Interactions: a Large Field Experiment
by Tianshu Sun, Guodong (Gordon) Gao, Ginger Zhe Jin #21704
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Caloric Requirements and Food Consumption Patterns of the Poor
by Shari Eli, Nicholas Li #21697
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Why did the Democrats Lose the South? Bringing New Data to an Old Debate
by Ilyana Kuziemko, Ebonya Washington #21703
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Impacts of Being Downwind of a Coal-Fired Power Plant on Infant Health at Birth: Evidence from the Precedent-Setting Portland Rule
by Muzhe Yang, Shin-Yi Chou #21723
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Dynamic Directed Random Matching
by Darrell Duffie, Lei Qiao, Yeneng Sun #21731
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The Option Value of Human Capital: Higher Education and Wage Inequality
by Sang Yoon Lee, Yongseok Shin, Donghoon Lee #21724
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Work Incentives in the Social Security Disability Benefit Formula
by Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov #21708
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How Strong are Ethnic Preferences?
by Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Simon Galle, Edward Miguel, Daniel N. Posner, Bertil Tungodden, Kelly Zhang #21715
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Bright Minds, Big Rent: Gentrification and the Rising Returns to Skill
by Lena Edlund, Cecilia Machado, Michaela Sviatchi #21729
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It’s About Time: Effects of the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Mandate On Time Use
by Gregory Colman, Dhaval Dave #21725
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Access to Schooling and the Black-White Incarceration Gap in the Early 20th Century US South: Evidence from Rosenwald Schools
by Katherine Eriksson #21727
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Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs: Introduction
by Robert Moffitt #21751
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Identifying the Cost of a Public Health Success: Arsenic Well Water Contamination and Productivity in Bangladesh
by Mark M. Pitt, Mark R. Rosenzweig, Nazmul Hassan #21741
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Short-run Effects of Parental Job Loss on Child Health
by Jessamyn Schaller, Mariana Zerpa #21745
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Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India
by Orazio Attanasio, Costas Meghir, Emily Nix #21740
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Paid Family Leave, Fathers’ Leave-Taking, and Leave-Sharing in Dual-Earner Households
by Ann Bartel, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, Jenna Stearns, Jane Waldfogel #21747
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Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation
by Joshua Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak, Christopher Walters #21748
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Declining Wealth and Work Among Male Veterans in the Health and Retirement Study
by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier, Nahid Tabatabai #21736
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The Relationship between Establishment Training and the Retention of Older Workers: Evidence from Germany
by Peter B. Berg, Mary K. Hamman, Matthew M. Piszczek, Christopher J. Ruhm #21746
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NBER Working Papers

The Migration Response to Increasing Temperatures
by Cristina Cattaneo, Giovanni Peri #21622
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Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co-evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities
by Nikhil Naik, Scott Duke Kominers, Ramesh Raskar, Edward L. Glaeser, Cesar A. Hidalgo #21620
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Measuring Health Insurance Benefits: The Case of People with Disabilities

by Richard V. Burkhauser, Jeff Larrimore, Sean Lyons #21629
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Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
by Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis, Edson Severnini #21635
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The Mortality Consequences of Distinctively Black Names
by Lisa Cook, Trevon Logan, John Parman #21625
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Retaking in High Stakes Exams: Is Less More?
by Kala Krishna, Sergey Lychagin, Veronica Frisancho Robles #21640
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Bullying among Adolescents: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
by Miguel Sarzosa, Sergio Urzua #21631
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Self-Selection of Emigrants: Theory and Evidence on Stochastic Dominance in Observable and Unobservable Characteristics
by George J. Borjas, Ilpo Kauppinen, Panu Poutvaara #21649
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When Evidence is Not Enough: Findings from a Randomized Evaluation of Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction (EBLI)
by Brian Jacob #21643
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Partial Identification in Applied Research: Benefits and Challenges
by Kate Ho, Adam M. Rosen #21641
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The Efficiency Consequences of Health Care Privatization: Evidence from Medicare Advantage Exits
by Mark Duggan, Jonathan Gruber, Boris Vabson #21650
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Trading Votes for Votes. A Decentralized Matching Algorithm
by Alessandra Casella, Thomas Palfrey #21645
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How Does Declining Unionism Affect the American Middle Class and Intergenerational Mobility?
by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, David Madland, Brendan V. Duke #21638
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Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century
by W. Walker Hanlon #21647
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Do Employers Prefer Migrant Workers? Evidence from a Chinese Job Board
by Peter Kuhn, Kailing Shen #21675
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Employment and Training Programs
by Burt S. Barnow, Jeffrey Smith #21659
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Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net
by Bruce D. Meyer, Nikolas Mittag #21676
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Is It Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment
by David Neumark, Ian Burn, Patrick Button #21669
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Income Inequality and Asset Prices under Redistributive Taxation
by Lubos Pastor, Pietro Veronesi #21668
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Do Students Know Best? Choice, Classroom Time, and Academic Performance
by Theodore J. Joyce, Sean Crockett, David A. Jaeger, Onur Altindag, Stephen D. O’Connell, Dahlia K. Remler #21656
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The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons
by Hunt Allcott, Judd B. Kessler #21671
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The Analysis of Field Choice in College and Graduate School: Determinants and Wage Effects
by Joseph G. Altonji, Peter Arcidiacono, Arnaud Maurel #21655
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Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start
by Patrick Kline, Christopher Walters #21658
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NBER Working Papers

The Disability Employment Puzzle: A Field Experiment on Employer Hiring Behavior
by Mason Ameri, Lisa Schur, Meera Adya, Scott Bentley, Patrick McKay, Douglas Kruse #21560
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Non-Cognitive Deficits and Young Adult Outcomes: The Long-Run Impacts of a Universal Child Care Program
by Michael Baker, Jonathan Gruber, Kevin Milligan #21571
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How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?
by Randall Akee, Emilia Simeonova, E. Jane Costello, William Copeland, Adrian Angold #21562
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TAs Like Me: Racial Interactions between Graduate Teaching Assistants and Undergraduates
by Lester Lusher, Doug Campbell, Scott Carrell #21568
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As the Wind Blows: The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution on Mortality
by Michael L. Anderson #21578
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Neophilia Ranking of Scientific Journals
by Mikko Packalen, Jay Bhattacharya #21579
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Low-Frequency Econometrics
by Ulrich K. Mueller, Mark W. Watson #21564
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Public Universities, Equal Opportunity, and the Legacy of Jim Crow: Evidence from North Carolina
by Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor #21577
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Principal Component Analysis of High Frequency Data
by Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Dacheng Xiu #21584
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Immigrant Employment and Earnings Growth in Canada and the U.S.: Evidence from Longitudinal Data
by Neeraj Kaushal, Yao Lu, Nicole Denier, Julia Shu-Huah Wang, Stephen J. Trejo #21591
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Education Research and Administrative Data
by David N. Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Kjell G. Salvanes #21592
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The Cost of Uncertainty about the Timing of Social Security Reform
by Frank N. Caliendo, Aspen Gorry, Sita Slavov #21585
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What Can We Learn About the Effects of Food Stamps on Obesity in the Presence of Misreporting?
by Lorenzo Almada, Ian M. McCarthy, Rusty Tchernis #21596
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Housing Booms and Busts, Labor Market Opportunities, and College Attendance
by Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, Matthew J. Notowidigdo #21587
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Does Education Reduce Teen Fertility? Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Laws
by Philip DeCicca, Harry Krashinsky #21594
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Estimation of Multivariate Probit Models via Bivariate Probit
by John Mullahy #21593
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A Nonlinear Certainty Equivalent Approximation Method for Dynamic Stochastic Problems
by Yongyang Cai, Kenneth Judd, Jevgenijs Steinbuks #21590
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Healthcare Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector
by Amitabh Chandra, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, Chad Syverson #21603
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The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health
by Thomas S. Dee, Hans Henrik Sievertsen #21610
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Discrimination and Worker Evaluation
by Costas Cavounidis, Kevin Lang #21612
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Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Parental Engagement: The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Intervention
by Susan E. Mayer, Ariel Kalil, Philip Oreopoulos, Sebastian Gallegos #21602
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The Relationship between Health and Schooling: What’s New?
by Michael Grossman #21609
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Health Effects of Economic Crises
by Christopher J. Ruhm #21604
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Does Eliminating the Earnings Test Increase the Incidence of Low Income Among Older Women?
by Theodore Figinski, David Neumark #21601
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Diabetes and Diet: Behavioral Response and the Value of Health
by Emily Oster #21600
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NBER Working Papers

Parental Incentives and Early Childhood Achievement: A Field Experiment in Chicago Heights
by Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Steven D. Levitt, John A. List #21477
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When Incentives Backfire: Spillover Effects in Food Choice
by Manuela Angelucci, Silvia Prina, Heather Royer, Anya Samek #21481
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The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential-Growth Bias in Retirement Savings
by Gopi Shah Goda, Matthew R. Levy, Colleen Flaherty Manchester, Aaron Sojourner, Joshua Tasoff #21482
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The Impact of Social Security Income on Cognitive Function at Older Ages
by Padmaja Ayyagari, David Frisvold #21484
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Panel Data Hedonics: Rosen’s First Stage and Difference-in-Differences as “Sufficient Statistics”
by H. Spencer Banzhaf #21485
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The Effect of Hospital/Physician Integration on Hospital Choice
by Laurence C. Baker, M. Kate Bundorf, Daniel P. Kessler #21497
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Health Care Spending: Historical Trends and New Directions
by Alice Chen, Dana Goldman #21501
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The Effects of Test-based Retention on Student Outcomes over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida
by Guido Schwerdt, Martin R. West, Marcus A. Winters #21509
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The Value of Socialized Medicine: The Impact of Universal Primary Healthcare Provision on Birth and Mortality Rates in Turkey
by Resul Cesur, Pinar Mine Guenes, Erdal Tekin, Aydogan Ulker #21510
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Missing Unmarried Women
by Siwan Anderson, Debraj Ray #21511
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Assessing Incentives for Adverse Selection in Health Plan Payment Systems
by Timothy J. Layton, Randall P. Ellis, Thomas G. McGuire #21531
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School Vouchers: A Survey of the Economics Literature
by Dennis Epple, Richard E. Romano, Miguel Urquiola #21523
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Can Universal Screening Increase the Representation of Low Income and Minority Students in Gifted Education?
by David Card, Laura Giuliano #21519
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The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice
by Christopher Avery, Parag A. Pathak #21525
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Toilets Can Work: Short and Medium Run Health Impacts of Addressing Complementarities and Externalities in Water and Sanitation
by Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Raymond Guiteras, Thomas Clasen #21521
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Investing in Schools: Capital Spending, Facility Conditions, and Student Achievement
by Francisco Martorell, Kevin M. Stange, Isaac McFarlin #21515
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The Impact of Foreclosure Delay on U.S. Employment
by Kyle F. Herkenhoff, Lee E. Ohanian #21532
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Support for Redistribution in an Age of Rising Inequality: New Stylized Facts and Some Tentative Explanations
by Vivekinan Ashok, Ilyana Kuziemko, Ebonya Washington #21529
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Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study
by Ben Gillen, Erik Snowberg, Leeat Yariv #21517
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Demographics and Aggregate Household Saving in Japan, China, and India
by Chadwick C. Curtis, Steven Lugauer, Nelson C. Mark #21555
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NBER Working Papers

Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India
by Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Aakash Mohpal, Karthik Muralidharan #21405
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The Contribution of Female Health to Economic Development
by David E. Bloom, Michael Kuhn, Klaus Prettner #21411
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Social Interactions, Mechanisms, and Equilibrium: Evidence from a Model of Study Time and Academic Achievement
by Timothy Conley, Nirav Mehta, Ralph Stinebrickner, Todd Stinebrickner #21418
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The Medicaid Program
by Thomas Buchmueller, John C. Ham, Lara D. Shore-Sheppard #21425
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Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment
by Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel #21428
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Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Attitudes: Evidence from India
by Diva Dhar, Tarun Jain, Seema Jayachandran #21429
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What Works? A Meta Analysis of Recent Active Labor Market Program Evaluations
by David Card, Jochen Kluve, Andrea Weber #21431
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Are Universities Becoming More Unequal?
by Yan Lau, Harvey S. Rosen #21432
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People and Machines: A Look at the Evolving Relationship Between Capital and Skill In Manufacturing 1860-1930 Using Immigration Shocks
by Jeanne Lafortune, Jose Tessada, Ethan Lewis #21435
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Mobile Politicians: Opportunistic Career Moves and Moral Hazard
by Duha T. Altindag, Naci Mocan #21438
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Long Run Health Repercussions of Drought Shocks: Evidence from South African Homelands
by Taryn Dinkelman #21440
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Measuring the Measurement Error: A Method to Qualitatively Validate Survey Data
by Christopher Blattman, Julian C. Jamison, Tricia Koroknay-Palicz, Katherine Rodrigues, Margaret Sheridan #21447
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The Logic of Agglomeration
by Gilles Duranton, William R. Kerr #21452
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The Effects of Two Influential Early Childhood Interventions on Health and Healthy Behaviors
by Gabriella Conti, James J. Heckman, Rodrigo Pinto #21454
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From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment
by Rajeev Dehejia, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii #21459
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Long Run Trends in Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China
by Shuaizhang Feng, Yingyao Hu, Robert Moffitt #21460
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Making Summer Matter: The Impact of Youth Employment on Academic Performance
by Amy Ellen Schwartz, Jacob Leos-Urbel, Matthew Wiswall #21470
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The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market
by David J. Deming #21473
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NBER Working Papers

Biological Health Risks and Economic Development
by Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jessica Y. Ho, Duncan Thomas #21277
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Suicide, Age, and Wellbeing: an Empirical Investigation
by Anne Case, Angus Deaton #21279
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Choosing a Human Capital Measure: Educational Attainment Gaps and Rankings
by Barbara M. Fraumeni #21283
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Compassion or Cash: Evaluating Survey Response Incentives and Valuing Public Goods
by V. Kerry Smith, Sharon L. Harlan, Michael McLaen, Jacob Fishman, Carlos Valcarcel, Marcia Nation #21288
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Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State
by Christopher Blattman, Jeannie Annan #21289
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Human Capital Quality and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for U.S. States
by Eric A. Hanushek, Jens Ruhose, Ludger Woessmann #21295
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Why Work More? The Impact of Taxes, and Culture of Leisure on Labor Supply in Europe
by Naci H. Mocan, Luiza Pogorelova #21297
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The Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulations in Medicare Part D
by Francesco Decarolis, Maria Polyakova, Stephen P. Ryan #21298
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The Effects of Earnings Disclosure on College Enrollment Decisions
by Justine Hastings, Christopher A. Neilson, Seth D. Zimmerman #21300
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Self-Protection Investment Exacerbates Air Pollution Exposure Inequality in Urban China
by Siqi Zheng, Cong Sun, Matthew E. Kahn #21301
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Recent Declines in Labor’s Share in US Income: A Preliminary Neoclassical Account
by Robert Z. Lawrence #21296
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Beyond Statistics: The Economic Content of Risk Scores
by Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Raymond Kluender, Paul Schrimpf #21304
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Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking: Updated Estimates Using YRBS Data
by Benjamin Hansen, Joseph J. Sabia, Daniel I. Rees #21311
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Inequality when Effort Matters
by Martin Ravallion #21394
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Early Math Coursework and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration
by Shaun Dougherty, Joshua Goodman, Darryl Hill, Erica Litke, Lindsay C. Page #21395
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Household Surveys in Crisis
by Bruce D. Meyer, Wallace K.C. Mok, James X. Sullivan #21399
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Do Risk Preferences Change? Evidence from Panel Data before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake
by Chie Hanaoka, Hitoshi Shigeoka, Yasutora Watanabe #21400
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School Entry Cutoff Date and the Timing of Births
by Hitoshi Shigeoka #21402
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Bargaining, Sorting, and the Gender Wage Gap: Quantifying the Impact of Firms on the Relative Pay of Women
by David Card, Ana Rute Cardoso, Patrick Kline #21403
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The Impact of Teacher-Student Gender Matches: Random Assignment Evidence from South Korea
by Jaegeum Lim, Jonathan Meer #21407
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Poor Little Rich Kids? The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth
by Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Petter Lundborg, Kaveh Majlesi #21409
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NBER Working Papers

Exact P-values for Network Interference
by Susan Athey, Dean Eckles, Guido W. Imbens #21313
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Aggregating Elasticities: Intensive and Extensive Margins of Female Labour Supply
by Orazio Attanasio, Peter Levell, Hamish Low, Virginia Sanchez-Marcos #21315
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Health Disparities Across Education: The Role of Differential Reporting Error
by John Cawley, Anna Choi #21317
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The Elasticity of Substitution Between Time and Market Goods: Evidence from the Great Recession
by Aviv Nevo, Arlene Wong #21318
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The Labor Market Effects of Opening the Border: New Evidence from Switzerland
by Andreas Beerli, Giovanni Peri #21319
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Governance and the Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies
by Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson #21324
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Does Retirement Improve Health and Life Satisfaction?
by Aspen Gorry, Devon Gorry, Sita Slavov #21326
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Healthy(?), Wealthy and Wise: Birth Order and Adult Health
by Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Kjell G. Salvanes #21337
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Effective Policy for Reducing Inequality? The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Distribution of Income
by Hilary W. Hoynes, Ankur J. Patel #21340
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The Long-Term Consequences of Vietnam-Era Conscription and Genotype on Smoking Behavior and Health
by Lauren Schmitz, Dalton Conley #21348
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Household Responses to Severe Health Shocks and the Design of Social Insurance
by Itzik Fadlon, Torben Heien Nielsen #21352
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Health and Unemployment during Macroeconomic Crises
by Prashant Bharadwaj, Petter Lundborg, Dan-Olof Rooth #21353
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Birth Weight in the Long Run
by Prashant Bharadwaj, Petter Lundborg, Dan-Olof Rooth #21354
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Fiscal Policies and the Prices of Labor: A Comparison of the U.K. and U.S.
by Casey B. Mulligan #21358
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Economic and Social Impacts of the Media
by Stefano DellaVigna, Eliana La Ferrara #21360
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Accounting for Adaptation in the Economics of Happiness
by Miles Kimball, Ryan Nunn, Dan Silverman #21365
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Apply Yourself: Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application
by Sandra E. Black, Kalena E. Cortes, Jane Arnold Lincove #21368
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The Intergenerational Transmission of War
by Filipe Campante, David Yanagizawa-Drott #21371
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How was the Weekend? How the Social Context Underlies Weekend Effects in Happiness and other Emotions for US Workers
by John F. Helliwell, Shun Wang #21374
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Does Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Make It Harder to Get Hired? Evidence from Disability Discrimination Laws
by David Neumark, Joanne Song, Patrick Button #21379
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NBER Working Papers

Job Loss in the Great Recession and its Aftermath: U.S. Evidence from the Displaced Workers Survey
by Henry S. Farber #21216
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The Great Escape: Intergenerational Mobility Since 1940
by Nathaniel G. Hilger #21217
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The Stress Cost of Children
by Hielke Buddelmeyer, Daniel S. Hamermesh, Mark Wooden #21223
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Natural Experiments in Macroeconomics
by Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln, Tarek Alexander Hassan #21228
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Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street
by Melissa S. Kearney, Phillip B. Levine #21229
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The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes
by W. Bentley MacLeod, Evan Riehl, Juan E. Saavedra, Miguel Urquiola #21230
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Admitting Students to Selective Education Programs: Merit, Profiling, and Affirmative Action
by Dario Cestau, Dennis Epple, Holger Sieg #21232
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An Overview of the Stratified Economics of Stratified Medicine
by Mark R. Trusheim, Ernst R. Berndt #21233
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Mental Health Stigma
by Prashant Bharadwaj, Mallesh M. Pai, Agne Suziedelyte #21240
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Innovation and Top Income Inequality
by Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard Blundell, David Hemous #21247
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Estimating the Impacts of Program Benefits: Using Instrumental Variables with Underreported and Imputed Data
by Melvin Stephens, Jr., Takashi Unayama #21248
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Linkages and Economic Development
by Dominick Bartelme, Yuriy Gorodnichenko #21251
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Declining Desire to Work and Downward Trends in Unemployment and Participation
by Regis Barnichon, Andrew Figura #21252
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Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness
by Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Ron Zimmer #21256
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Welfare Rules, Incentives, and Family Structure
by Robert A. Moffitt, Brian J. Phelan, Anne E. Winkler #21257
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Labor Market Networks and Recovery from Mass Layoffs Before, During, and After the Great Recession
by Judith K. Hellerstein, Mark J. Kutzbach, David Neumark #21262
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Watersheds in Infant Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1915
by Marcella Alsan, Claudia Goldin #21263
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Medical Spending of the U.S. Elderly
by Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French, John Bailey Jones, Jeremy McCauley #21270
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How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?
by Jason M. Lindo, Analisa Packham #21275
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Solving Shortage in a Priceless Market: Insights from Blood Donation
by Tianshu Sun, Susan Feng Lu, Ginger Zhe Jin #21312
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NBER Working Papers

Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth
by Chang-Tai Hsieh, Enrico Moretti #21154
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A Tractable Framework for Analyzing a Class of Nonstationary Markov Models
by Lilia Maliar, Serguei Maliar, John Taylor, Inna Tsener #21155
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The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment
by Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Lawrence F. Katz #21156
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Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run
by Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Solomon M. Hsiang, Matthew J. Neidell #21157
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Can helping the sick hurt the able? Incentives, information and disruption in a disability-related welfare reform
by Nitika Bagaria, Barbara Petrongolo, John Van Reenen #21163
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Skill Biased Structural Change
by Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski, Richard Rogerson #21165
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Social Networks, Reputation and Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Monitors Experiment
by Emily Breza, Arun G. Chandrasekhar #21169
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Kingpin Approaches to Fighting Crime and Community Violence: Evidence from Mexico’s Drug War
by Jason M. Lindo, Maria Padilla-Romo #21171
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Misperceiving Inequality
by Vladimir Gimpelson, Daniel Treisman #21174
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Foreign and Native Skilled Workers: What Can We Learn from H-1B Lotteries?
by Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, Chad Sparber #21175
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Mothers’ Employment and Children’s Educational Gender Gap
by Xiaodong Fan, Hanming Fang, Simen Markussen #21183
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Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality
by Michael Geruso, Dean Spears #21184
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Firming Up Inequality
by Jae Song, David J. Price, Fatih Guvenen, Nicholas Bloom #21199
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Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from U.K. Firms
by Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri, Greg C. Wright #21200
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Household Debt and Defaults from 2000 to 2010: Facts from Credit Bureau Data
by Atif Mian, Amir Sufi #21203
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Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Noncognitive Investments in Liberia
by Christopher Blattman, Julian C. Jamison, Margaret Sheridan #21204 (DEV)
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Causal Effects of Mental Health Treatment on Education Outcomes for Youth in the Justice System
by Alison Evans Cuellar, Dhaval M. Dave #21206
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Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago
by Sara B. Heller, Anuj K. Shah, Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, Harold A. Pollack #21178
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The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program
by Mark Duggan, Melissa S. Kearney, Stephanie Rennane #21209
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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
by Austin Nichols, Jesse Rothstein #21211
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NBER Working Papers

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana
by James Berry, Dean Karlan, Menno Pradhan #21068
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Creative Destruction and Subjective Wellbeing
by Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Angus Deaton, Alexandra Roulet #21069
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Low-Income Housing Policy
by Robert Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Jens Ludwig #21071
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The Marriage Market, Labor Supply and Education Choice
by Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir #21004
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The Effect of Mandated Child Care on Female Wages in Chile
by Maria F. Prada, Graciana Rucci, Sergio S. Urzua #21080
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The Geography of Development: Evaluating Migration Restrictions and Coastal Flooding
by Klaus Desmet, David Krisztian Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg #21087
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Delay Functions as the Foundation of Time Preference: Testing for Separable Discounted Utility
by Keith Marzilli Ericson, Jawwad Noor #21095
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Ethnic Complementarities after the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors
by George J. Borjas, Kirk B. Doran, Ying Shen #21096
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The Half-Life of Happiness: Hedonic Adaptation in the Subjective Well-Being of Poor Slum Dwellers to a Large Improvement in Housing
by Sebastian Galiani, Paul J. Gertler, Raimundo Undurraga #21098
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Child Cash Benefits and Family Expenditures: Evidence from the National Child Benefit
by Lauren E. Jones, Kevin S. Milligan, Mark Stabile #21101
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Demystifying the Chinese Housing Boom
by Hanming Fang, Quanlin Gu, Wei Xiong, Li-An Zhou #21112
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The Weaker Sex? Vulnerable Men, Resilient Women, and Variations in Sex Differences in Mortality since 1900
by Mark R. Cullen, Michael Baiocchi, Karen Eggleston, Pooja Loftus, Victor Fuchs #21114
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Goldilocks Economies? Temperature Stress and the Direct Impacts of Climate Change
by Geoffrey Heal, Jisung Park #21119
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The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists
by Enrico Moretti, Daniel Wilson #21120
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Are Immigrants a Shot in the Arm for the Local Economy?
by Gihoon Hong, John McLaren #21123
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What Drives Nutritional Disparities? Retail Access and Food Purchases Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum
by Jessie Handbury, Ilya Rahkovsky, Molly Schnell #21126
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Slack Time and Innovation
by Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini, Avi Goldfarb #21134
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Career Technical Education and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from California Community Colleges
by Ann Huff Stevens, Michal Kurlaender, Michel Grosz #21137
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The Impact of Tuition Increases on Undocumented College Students’ Attainment
by Dylan Conger, Lesley J. Turner #21135
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Preference for Boys, Family Size and Educational Attainment in India
by Adriana D. Kugler, Santosh Kumar #21138
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