NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Professor Qualities and Student Achievement

Florian Hoffmann, Philip Oreopoulos

NBER Working Paper No. 12596
Issued in October 2006

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We are indebted to Marianne Lynham, Matthew Hendrickson, Josie Lalonde, Rick Hayward, and Karel Swift for helping obtain and work with the data for this project and to Rita Ahmadyar, Nicole Corbett, and Paul Ternamian for outstanding research assistance. We are also grateful to Steve Rivkin, Brian Jacob, Thomas Kane, Jonah Rockoff, and Doug Staiger for very helpful discussion, and to conference participants at the Society of Labor Economists Annul Meetings (Boston), the Higher Education Group of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Conference on Education, Training and the Evolving Workplace (Vancouver). Oreopoulos thanks the Social Sciences and Research Council for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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