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Heaping-Induced Bias in Regression-Discontinuity Designs

Alan I. Barreca, Jason M. Lindo, Glen R. Waddell

NBER Working Paper No. 17408
Issued in September 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank Josh Angrist, Bob Breunig, David Card, Janet Currie, Todd Elder, Bill Evans, David Figlio, Melanie Guldi, Hilary Hoynes, Wilbert van der Klaauw, Thomas Lemieux, Justin McCrary, Doug Miller, Marianne Page, Heather Royer, Larry Singell, Ann Huff Stevens, Jim Ziliak, seminar participants at the University of Kentucky, and conference participants at the 2011 Public Policy and Economics of the Family Conference at Mount Holyoke College, the 2011 SOLE Meetings, the 2011 NBER's Children's Program Meetings, and the 2011 Labour Econometrics Workshop at the University of Sydney for their comments and suggestions. 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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