NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service

Rema Hanna, Shing-Yi Wang

NBER Working Paper No. 19649
Issued in November 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Gabriel Scheffler, Paula Pedro, Madhumitha Hebbar, Sugat Bajracharya and Priyanka Kanth for their excellent coordination of the field activities, and extend a special thank you to Manaswini Rao, who provided invaluable insights into the field logistics. We thank Jonathan Holmes for superb research assistance. This paper has benefited from comments from or conversations with Santosh Anagol, Guillaume Frechette, Thomas Fujiwara, Ann Harrison, Sendhil Mullainathan, Sandip Sukhtankar, Asim Khwadja, Rohini Pande, and Debraj Ray. All errors are our own. This study was funded in part by Harvard Dean's Grant and the Russell Sage Foundation. 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 Rema Hanna -----

Rema Hanna is a scientific director at JPAL-South East Asia. J-PAL has no stake in the outcomes of any given evaluation results; however, J-PAL does have a position on what is considered a rigorous evaluation methodology.

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