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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Information Help or Hinder Job Applicants from Less Developed Countries in Online Markets?

Ajay K. Agrawal, Nicola Lacetera, Elizabeth Lyons

NBER Working Paper No. 18720
Issued in January 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Victor Aguirregabiria, Christian Catalini, Avi Goldfarb, Matthew Grennan, John Horton, Mario Macis, and Heather Royer for thoughtful input on earlier drafts. Special thanks to John Horton from oDesk for sharing the data with us, and to Christian Catalini for assistance with the data. Participants at seminars at the 2012 NBER Summer Institute, University of Toronto, Imperial College London, and University of Bologna offered insightful feedback. Alexandra Eremia provided excellent research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, the Martin Prosperity Institute, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the University of Toronto. 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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