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Measuring the Impacts of Teachers II: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood

Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Jonah E. Rockoff

NBER Working Paper No. 19424
Issued in September 2013

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We thank Joseph Altonji, Josh Angrist, David Card, Gary Chamberlain, David Deming, Caroline Hoxby, Guido Imbens, Brian Jacob, Thomas Kane, Lawrence Katz, Michal Kolesar, Adam Looney, Phil Oreopoulos, Jesse Rothstein, Douglas Staiger, Danny Yagan, anonymous referees, and numerous seminar participants for helpful discussions and comments. This paper is the second of two companion papers on teacher quality. The results in the two papers were previously combined in NBER Working Paper No. 17699, entitled "The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood," issued in December 2011. On May 4, 2012, Ra j Chetty was retained as an expert witness by Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP to testify about the importance of teacher effectiveness for student learning in Vergara v. California based on the findings in NBER Working Paper No. 17699. John Friedman is currently on leave from Harvard, working at the National Economic Council; this work does not represent the views of the NEC. All results based on tax data contained in this paper were originally reported in an IRS Statistics of Income white paper (Chetty, Friedman, and Rockoff 2011a). Sarah Abraham, Alex Bell, Peter Ganong, Sarah Griffis, Jessica Laird, Shelby Lin, Alex Olssen, Heather Sarsons, and Michael Stepner provided outstanding research assistance. Financial support from the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy at Harvard and the National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Publicly available portions of the analysis code are posted at: http://obs.rc.fas.harvard.edu/chetty/cfr_analysis_code.zip 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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