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Do Differences in Schools' Instruction Time Explain International Achievement Gaps? Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries

Victor Lavy

NBER Working Paper No. 16227
Issued in July 2010

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Special thanks go to Katherine Eyal, Michael Friedman, Amit Meir and Alexander Zablotsky for their outstanding research assistance. I benefited from comments at seminars at the LSE, Rome Tor Vergata, LACEA conference, Itau Bank conference in Rio, Hebrew University, and Paris School of Economics. I thank the ISF for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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