NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Causes and Consequences of Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Roland G. Fryer, Michael Greenstone

NBER Working Paper No. 13036
Issued in April 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to David Card, David Cutler, Bryan Graham, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Lawrence Katz, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Edward Glaeser, Lani Gunier, Caroline Hoxby, Glenn Loury, Enrico Moretti, Andrei Shleifer, Lawrence Summers, colleagues at the Mellon Foundation, and participants in numerous seminars. Fryer is especially thankful to the Michor family in Kritzendorf, Austria for their support and generous hospitality while working on the paper. This paper makes use of the College and Beyond (C&B) database. The C&B database is a restricted-use database. Researchers who are interested in using the database may apply to the Andrew W. Mellon foundation for access. Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Sheldon Bond, Jörg Spenkuch, Elizabeth Greenwood, and Paul Torelli provided exceptional research assistance. All errors are our own. 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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