NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Cognitive Skills, Economic Outcomes, and Causation

Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann

NBER Working Paper No. 14633
Issued in January 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Mark Bils, Pete Klenow, and participants at seminars at Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. We are grateful to the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) for providing us with the microdata for the FISS, SIMS, and SISS studies. Jason Grissom and Trey Miller provided important research assistance. Support has come from CESifo and the Packard Humanities Institute. 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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