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When Incentives Matter Too Much: Explaining Significant Responses to Irrelevant Information

Thomas Ahn, Jacob L. Vigdor

NBER Working Paper No. 20321
Issued in July 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Institute for Education Sciences, award #R305A090019. Vigdor further acknowledges support via the Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER). The authors are grateful to John Holbein for research assistance and to 2013 SEA conference, 2014 AEA conference, 2014 AEFP conference, and 2014 IWAEE conference attendees and seminar participants at the University of Colorado, University of Virginia, and University of Kentucky for helpful comments on earlier drafts. Any opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and not any affiliated organization. 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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