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The Effects of School Desegregation on Crime

David A. Weiner, Byron F. Lutz, Jens Ludwig

NBER Working Paper No. 15380
Issued in September 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors contributed equally and are listed in reverse alphabetical order. This research was supported by grants from the Spencer Foundation and the National Science Foundation (SES-0820033). Thanks to Jonathan Guryan and Sarah Reber for sharing their programs and data, to Laurel Beck, Samuel Brown, Michael Corey, Heather Harris, Shoshana Schwartz, Daniel Stenberg and Jake Ward for excellent research assistance, and to Elizabeth Ananat, Josh Angrist, Pat Bayer, Hoyt Bleakley, Liz Cascio, Kerwin Charles, Charles Clotfelter, Philip Cook, David Deming, David Figlio, Jack Greenberg, Jonathan Gruber, John Horton, Steve Levitt, Erzo Luttmer, Ofer Malamud, Tom Miles, Derek Neal, Robert Sampson, Michael Tonry, Elizabeth Vigdor, Jacob Vigdor, William Julius Wilson, Jeff Wooldridge and seminar participants at Brown University, the Brookings Institution, Duke University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago Law School and Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, the University of Wisconsin, and meetings of the American Economic Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and National Bureau of Economic Research for helpful comments. All opinions are of course our own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors or its staff. 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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