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Housing Booms and Busts, Labor Market Opportunities, and College Attendance

Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, Matthew J. Notowidigdo

NBER Working Paper No. 21587
Issued in September 2015

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A prior version of this paper circulated as “Housing Booms, Labor Market Outcomes and Educational Attainment”. We thank seminar participants at the Columbia, Maryland, Northwestern, University of Chicago, the University of Houston, University of Illinois at Chicago, the AEA Annual Meetings, Yale - SOM, NYU, Princeton, University of British Columbia, UC - Berkeley, and New York Federal Reserve for helpful comments. We are also grateful to Tom Davidoff, Edward Glaeser, Matthew Gentzkow , Michael Lovenheim, Ofer Malamud, Atif Mian, Emily Oster, and Amir Sufi for useful suggestions and to Chris Mayer for sharing his data. We thank Mariel Schwartz, David Toniatti, and Dan Zangri for excellent research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge the Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for financial support. Hurst thanks the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia, and Notowidigo thanks the Einaudi Institute for both financial support and hospitality while working on this project. 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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