NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Increasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree in the United States

John Bound, Michael F. Lovenheim, Sarah Turner

NBER Working Paper No. 15892
Issued in April 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Paul Courant, Harry Holzer, Caroline Hoxby, Tom Kane, and Jeff Smith for comments on an earlier draft of this paper, Charlie Brown, John DiNardo and Justin McCrary for helpful discussions and N.E. Barr for editorial assistance. We also thank Jesse Gregory and Casey Cox for providing helpful research support. We have benefited from comments of seminar participants at NBER, the Society of Labor Economics, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Brookings Institution, Stanford University and the University of Michigan. We would like to acknowledge funding during various stages of this project from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Searle Freedom Trust. Much of this work was completed while Bound was a fellow at the Center For Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Lovenheim was a fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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