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Small High Schools and Student Achievement: Lottery-Based Evidence from New York City

Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Weiwei Hu, Parag A. Pathak

NBER Working Paper No. 19576
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, Neil Dorosin, Stacey Gillett, Saskia Levy-Thompson, Jesse Margolis, Michelle Paladino, and officials at the New York City Department of Education for providing access to the data used in this study. We are grateful to Elizabeth Kelly and school officials at The Urban Assembly and MAK Mitchell for helpful discussions. A special thanks to Dick Murnane for encouraging us to pursue this work. Josh Angrist, Annice Correira, Sameer H. Doshi, Esther Duflo, and Peter Hull provided helpful comments. Pathak is grateful for the hospitality of Graduate School of Business at Stanford University where parts of this work were completed and the National Science Foundation for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Atila Abdulkadiroğlu -----

Abdulkadiroglu is a Board member of the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice, a non-profit 501(c) that provides assistance to school districts on the implementation of school choice systems.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Parag A. Pathak -----

Pathak is a Board member of the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice, a non-profit 501(c) that provides assistance to school districts on the implementation of school choice systems.

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