New Working Papers from the NBER

Regression Discontinuity Designs with an Endogenous Forcing Variable and an Application to Contracting in Health Care
by Patrick Bajari, Han Hong, Minjung Park, Robert Town
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Aggregate Impacts of a Gift of Time
by Jungmin Lee, Daiji Kawaguchi, Daniel S. Hamermesh
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The Expanding Social Safety Net
by Casey B. Mulligan
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Does Practice-Based Teacher Preparation Increase Student Achievement? Early Evidence from the Boston Teacher Residency
by John P. Papay, Martin R. West, Jon B. Fullerton, Thomas J. Kane
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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Understanding Pro-cyclical Mortality
by Ann Huff Stevens, Douglas L. Miller, Marianne E. Page, Mateusz Filipski #17657 (AG HC LS)
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Immigrants, Welfare Reform, and the U.S. Safety Net
by Marianne Bitler, Hilary W. Hoynes
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Utilization of Infertility Treatments: The Effects of Insurance Mandates
by Marianne P. Bitler, Lucie Schmidt
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Does Gender Matter for Political Leadership? The Case of U.S. Mayors
by Fernando Ferreira, Joseph Gyourko
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The Economics and Politics of Women’s Rights
by Matthias Doepke, Michele Tertilt, Alessandra Voena
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From Infant to Mother: Early Disease Environment and Future Maternal Health
by Douglas Almond, Janet Currie, Mariesa Herrmann
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Family Proximity, Childcare, and Women’s Labor Force Attachment
by Janice Compton, Robert A. Pollak #17678 (LS)
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Schooling Supply and the Structure of Production: Evidence from US States 1950-1990
by Antonio Ciccone, Giovanni Peri
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Medicaid and the Elderly
by Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French, John Bailey Jones, Angshuman Gooptu
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Do Cash Transfers Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Vital Statistics, Social Security and Program Data
by Veronica Amarante, Marco Manacorda, Edward Miguel, Andrea Vigorito
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The Unsustainable Rise of the Disability Rolls in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options
by David H. Autor
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Heteroskedasticity-Robust Inference in Finite Samples
by Jerry A. Hausman, Christopher J. Palmer
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Income Inequality and Social Preferences for Redistribution and Compensation Differentials

by William R. Kerr
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Women Empowerment and Economic Development
by Esther Duflo
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Children’s Schooling and Parents’ Investment in Children: Evidence from the Head Start Impact Study
by Alexander M. Gelber, Adam Isen
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The Virtuous Tax: Lifesaving and Crime-Prevention Effects of the 1991 Federal Alcohol-Tax Increase
by Philip J. Cook, Christine Piette Durrance
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The Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Program on Mothers’ Leave-Taking and Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes
by Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher J. Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel
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Rural Demography, Public Services and Land Rights in Africa: A Village-Level Analysis in Burkina Faso
by Margaret S. McMillan, William A. Masters, Harounan Kazianga
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