NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses

Cristian Pop-Eleches, Miguel Urquiola

NBER Working Paper No. 16886
Issued in March 2011

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For useful feedback we are thankful to Josh Angrist, Ken Chay, Damon Clark, Rajeev Dehejia, Caroline Hoxby, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Lawrence Katz, Ofer Malamud, Richard Murnane, Jonah Rockoff, Amy Schwartz, Douglas Staiger, and Eric Verhoogen; for contributions at early stages of the project, to Andreea Balan. For excellent research assistance we thank Anindya Roy. For financial support, we are grateful to the National Science Foundation (SES 0819776), and to Columbia's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) and Program for Economic Research (PER). Urquiola is also grateful to the Russell Sage Foundation. 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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