NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Toward an Understanding of Learning by Doing: Evidence from an Automobile Assembly Plant

Steven D. Levitt, John A. List, Chad Syverson

NBER Working Paper No. 18017
Issued in April 2012

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We received generous help from numerous individuals at the auto manufacturer from which our data are obtained, but we would especially like to thank Rich D., Shannon, and Robert M. Marco O. was an invaluable resource in helping us understand details of the production process and the associated data infrastructure. We also thank Francis Kramarz and seminar participants at Chicago, Columbia, Minnesota, and Toronto Rotman for helpful comments. We are grateful to David Greis, Kris Hult, Maria Ibanez, Carter Mundell, and Laura Rivera for their extensive research assistance. 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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