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Upward Mobility and Discrimination: The Case of Asian Americans

Nathaniel Hilger

NBER Working Paper No. 22748
Issued in October 2016, Revised in September 2017

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I thank Anna Aizer, Sam Asher, Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Patrick Bayer, Leah Boustan, Kenneth Chay, Pedro Dal Bo, Eleanore Dillon, Price Fishback, Andrew Foster, Oded Galor, Claudia Goldin, Price Fishback, Rachel Friedberg, Matthew Gentzkow, Justine Hastings, Brian Knight, Bao Lam, John Logan, Glenn Loury, Robert Margo, Bhashkar Mazumder, Joana Naritomi, Emily Oster, Jesse Shapiro, Isaac Sorkin, Matthew Turner, John Wallis, David Weil and Danny Yagan, as well as seminar participants at Brown, Duke, Connecticut, Wesleyan, Harvard, Stanford, University of Maryland, the “Exposure, Heritability and Opportunity” workshop at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Development of the American Economy session at the NBER Summer Institute in 2016. Jenna Anders, Kian Ivey, and Jorge Perez provided excellent research assistance. Weiwei Zhang provided helpful assistance with the 100% 1940 data. Financial support from the Russell Sage Foundation (Grant No. 83-16-07) is gratefully acknowledged. All errors are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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