NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice

Christopher Avery, Parag A. Pathak

NBER Working Paper No. 21525
Issued in September 2015

---- Acknowledgements ----

We are grateful to Arda Gitmez, Ed Glaeser, Richard Romano, and Tim van Zandt for superb comments. Pathak thanks the National Science Foundation for financial support under award SES-1056325. Avery thanks INSEAD for hospitality, as much of this paper was written while he was a visiting scholar at INSEAD. 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 Christopher Avery ----

Christopher Avery receives funding from The College Board to support his work as Co-Principal Investigator of a research collaboration between the College Board and the Center for Education Policy Research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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

Pathak is on the scientific advisory board 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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