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Paying to Learn: The Effect of Financial Incentives on Elementary School Test Scores

Eric P. Bettinger

NBER Working Paper No. 16333
Issued in September 2010

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The author thanks Bob Simpson and the Coshocton City Schools, especially Patty Cramer, Wade Lucas and David Hire, for help throughout the project. The author also thanks Jim Rebitzer, David Cooper, Michael Kremer, Bridget Long, Ted Miguel, Phil Oreopoulos, and seminar participants at Case Western Reserve University, University of British Columbia, University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University, UCLA, Georgetown, and Ohio State University for helpful comments. All opinions and mistakes are my own. 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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