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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Discretion in Hiring

Mitchell Hoffman, Lisa B. Kahn, Danielle Li

NBER Working Paper No. 21709
Issued in November 2015, Revised in September 2017

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We are grateful to Jason Abaluck, Ajay Agrawal, Ricardo Alonso, Pol Antras, Ian Ball, David Berger, Arthur Campbell, David Deming, Alex Frankel, Avi Goldfarb, Lawrence Katz, Harry Krashinsky, Peter Landry, Jin Li, Liz Lyons, Steve Malliaris, Mike Powell, Kathryn Shaw, Steve Tadelis, numerous seminar participants, and anonymous referees for helpful comments. We are grateful to the anonymous data provider for providing access to proprietary data. Ho man acknowledges financial support from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. All errors are our own. 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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