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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Unemployment Insurance from New York State

Bruce D. Meyer, Wallace K. C. Mok

NBER Working Paper No. 12865
Issued in January 2007

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*Contact Bruce D. Meyer, bdmeyer@uchicago.edu, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. We would like to thank Joyce Burnette and Uri Kogan for outstanding research assistance, John Comiskey of the New York State Department of Labor for supplying the data, and Joseph Altonji, Raj Chetty, John Ham, Robert Fairlie, Paula Worthington and seminar participants at the Institute for Research on Poverty, Northwestern University, the NBER Summer Institute, the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for their comments. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation, the Searle Fund and the Stigler Center for their 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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