NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Information, School Choice, and Academic Achievement: Evidence from Two Experiments

Justine S. Hastings, Jeffrey M. Weinstein

NBER Working Paper No. 13623
Issued in November 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School District for allowing us to study public school choice in the district. Jason Ghassemi, Jacob Gramlich, and Hillary Gramlich provided excellent assistance creating and distributing the information sheets. We would also like to thank Joseph Altonji, Judy Chevalier, Stefano Della Vigna, Alan Gerber, Edward Glaeser, Donald Green, Caroline Hoxby, Dean Karlan, Lawrence Katz, Jeffrey Kling, Michael Kremer, Sendhil Mullainathan, Douglas Staiger, Rebecca Thornton, Ebonya Washington, and anonymous referees for valuable input. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Smith Richardson Foundation and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. 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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