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Heterogeneity in High Math Achievement Across Schools: Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions

Glenn Ellison, Ashley Swanson

NBER Working Paper No. 18277
Issued in August 2012

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This project would not have been possible without Professor Steve Dunbar and Marsha Conley at AMC, who provided access to the data as well as their insight. Hongkai Zhang provided outstanding research assistance. Victor Chernozhukov provided important ideas and help with the methodology. We thank David Card and Jesse Rothstein for help with data matching. Financial support was provided by the Sloan Foundation and the Toulouse Network for Information Technology. Much of the work was carried out while the first author was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research. 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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