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The Own and Social Effects of an Unexpected Income Shock: Evidence from the Dutch Postcode Lottery

Peter J. Kuhn, Peter Kooreman, Adriaan R. Soetevent, Arie Kapteyn

NBER Working Paper No. 14035
Issued in May 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Please direct correspondence to Peter Kuhn at pjkuhn@econ.ucsb.edu. We thank Herma van der Vleuten (University of Groningen), Kim Paulussen, Kamieke van de Riet, Peter Willems (GfK Benelux), and Jenny van Laar (Bridgis) for their contributions to the data collection process. The data collection was made possible through a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Soetevent's research was supported by a grant from the Program of Fellowships for Junior Scholars of the MacArthur Research Network on Social Interactions and Economic Inequality We thank Tobias Klein, Andrew Oswald, Bruce Sacerdote and Linda Waite for helpful comments, as well as seminar participants at the Université de Paris 1, Université de Lyon 2, University of Zurich, Duke University, UCSB, the University of Siena, New York University, and the All-UC labor economics conference at UC Davis. 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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