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A Unified Framework for Measuring Preferences for Schools and Neighborhoods

Patrick Bayer, Fernando Ferreira, Robert McMillan

NBER Working Paper No. 13236
Issued in July 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Joseph Altonji, Pat Bajari, Steve Berry, Sandra Black, David Card, Ken Chay, David Cutler, Hanming Fang, David Figlio, Edward Glaeser, David Lee, Enrico Moretti, Tom Nechyba, Jesse Rothstein, Kim Rueben, Holger Sieg, Chris Taber, and Chris Timmins for valuable discussions about this research. Thanks also to seminar participants at Berkeley, Cornell, Harvard, Florida, McMaster, and Yale, as well as the NBER and SITE, for additional helpful suggestions. Gregorio Caetano provided excellent research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from CAPES-Brazil, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation (grant SES-0137289), the Public Policy Institute of California, and SSHRC. The research in this paper was conducted while the authors were Special Sworn Status researchers of the U.S. Census Bureau, at the Berkeley and Triangle Census Research Data Centers. Research results and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau. This paper has been screened to ensure that no confidential data are revealed. 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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