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Affirmative Action and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Christopher Cotton, Brent R. Hickman, Joseph P. Price

NBER Working Paper No. 20397
Issued in August 2014, Revised in September 2015

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We greatly appreciate comments from John List, Andrew Sweeting, and participants of seminars at the University of Chicago, the 2013 meeting of the American Economic Association, the 2013 North American summer meetings of the Econometric Society, 2014 Canadian Public Economic Group conference, the 2015 Econometric Society World Congress, the 2015 European Meetings of the Economic Science Association, Brigham Young University, University of Missouri-Columbia, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, SUNY Binghampton, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, University of Guelph, and London School of Economics. We also wish to acknowledge the outstanding research assistance of Joe Patten, who played a crucial role in executing this project. Hickman acknowledges support for the financial incentives in this experiment provided by a grant from the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Cotton is grateful for financial support provided by his position as the Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic and Financial Policy at Queen’s University. Cotton and Price gratefully acknowledge partial funding from the Spencer Foundation which supported an initial pilot study that lead to this research. 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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