NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Estimating Marginal Returns to Education

Pedro Carneiro, James J. Heckman, Edward J. Vytlacil

NBER Working Paper No. 16474
Issued in October 2010

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Carneiro acknowledges the support of ESRC RES-000-22-2542 and RES-589-28-0001 through the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice. Heckman thanks the National Institutes of Health (R01-HD054702), the JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, the American Bar Foundation, and the Committee for Economic Development with a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Partnership for America's Economic Success. Heckman also thanks the Cowles Foundation at Yale University, which supported a visit that facilitated completion of this research. Vytlacil thanks NSF SES-0832845 and Hitotsubashi University, at which he was a Visiting Professor while the research in part was conducted. We thank Michael Greenstone and Ben Williams for comments, as well as the editor, Robert Moffitt, and three anonymous referees. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of these funders or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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