NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

A Professor Like Me: The Influence of Instructor Gender on College Achievement

Florian Hoffman, Philip Oreopoulos

NBER Working Paper No. 13182
Issued in June 2007

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We are extremely grateful to Marianne Lynham, Matthew Hendrickson, Josie Lalonde, Rick Hayward, and Karel Swift for helping us obtain and work with the data used in this project, and to Rita Ahmadyar, Nicole Corbett, and Paul Ternamian for outstanding research assistance. We also thank seminar participants at UC Davis and the University of Toronto. Oreopoulos thanks the Social Sciences and Research Council and the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network 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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