Econometric Methods for Research in Education
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This paper has been prepared for the Handbook of Education. We thank Rick Hanushek, Jim Heckman and Jeremy Lise for comments and discussions. We also thank Zohar Perla for her excellent research assistance. Costas Meghir thanks the ESRC under the Professorial Fellowship RES-051-27-0204 and the ESRC Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies for funding this research. Rivkin would like to thank the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Packard Humanity Institute for supporting his work on the modelling of student achievement and teacher value-added. Responsibility for any errors is ours alone. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.