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Identifying Individual and Group Effects in the Presence of Sorting: A Neighborhood Effects Application

Patrick Bayer, Stephen L. Ross

NBER Working Paper No. 12211
Issued in May 2006

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The authors are grateful to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies at the University of Connecticut for financial support. We are especially thankful to Steven Durlauf for extensive comments on an earlier draft and to William Brock, Fernando Ferreira, Yannis Ioannides, Albert Saiz, Holger Sieg, Todd Sinai, and seminar participants at UC Berkeley, NYU, Penn-Wharton, and Wisconsin for many helpful comments and suggestions. The research in this paper was conducted while the authors were Special Sworn Status researchers of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Boston Research Data Center (BRDC). The research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, any other agency of the U.S. Government or the National Bureau of Economic Research. This paper was screened to insure that no confidential data are revealed.

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