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The Efficiency of Race-Neutral Alternatives to Race-Based Affirmative Action: Evidence from Chicago's Exam Schools

Glenn Ellison, Parag A. Pathak

NBER Working Paper No. 22589
Issued in September 2016

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank Katie Ellis, Susan Ryan and the staff at Chicago Public Schools for their expertise and help with the data. Vivek Bhattacharya, Alex Olssen, and Rahul Singh provided excellent research assistance. We've also benefitted from the assistance of undergraduates Jackie Bredenberg and Brandon Enriquez. Ellison acknowledges support from the Toulouse Network for Information Technology. Pathak acknowledges support of National Science Foundation grant SES-1056325 and SES-1426566. Pathak is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice. 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 Parag A. Pathak ----

Pathak is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice.

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