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The Behavioralist Goes to School: Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Improve Educational Performance

Steven D. Levitt, John A. List, Susanne Neckermann, Sally Sadoff

NBER Working Paper No. 18165
Issued in June 2012

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We gratefully acknowledge the leadership and support of our Bloom Township, Chicago Heights, and Chicago Public School District partners. We also thank Bruno Frey, Marcin Siwicki, and Esjay Yoo for their valuable contributions to the experimental design. Alec Brandon, Patrick Fitz, Trevor Gallen, Sean Golden, David Herberich, Wooju Lee, Ian Muir, Joseph Seidel, Phuong Ta, and Timo Vogelsang provided truly outstanding research assistance. The project was made possible by the generous financial support of the Children First Fund, the Kenneth and Anne Griffin Foundation, the Rauner Family Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. This research has been conducted with IRB approval. Please direct correspondence to Sally Sadoff. 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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