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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Discovering One's Talent: Learning from Academic Specialization

Ofer Malamud

NBER Working Paper No. 15522
Issued in November 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

I wish to thank Nittai Bergman, Kerwin Charles, Claudia Goldin, Caroline Hoxby, Seema Jayachandran, William Johnson, Larry Katz, Bob Lalonde, Derek Neal, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Bruce Sacerdote, two anonymous referees, as well as seminar participants at Clemson University, Hebrew University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, Tel-Aviv University, UCSD, UC Riverside, University of Chicago, and the NBER Higher Education meeting for many helpful suggestions. I am grateful to the Universities Statistical Record, the UK Data Archive, and several university administrators in Scotland and England for assistance. All errors are my own. This work was supported by a grant from the Spencer Foundation. 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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