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Do Star Performers Produce More Stars? Peer Effects and Learning in Elite Teams

Casey Ichniowski, Anne Preston

NBER Working Paper No. 20478
Issued in September 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors thank Michael Egley, Damien Fenske-Corbiere, Kazunari Inoki, Amy Johnson, Jack Koehler, and Frankie Pavia for research assistance on this project and Raymond Lim for expert work on the data set construction and analysis. We thank participants at the Haverford-Swarthmore and Columbia Business School seminars for helpful comments. We thank Bob Gibbons, Florian Ederer, and Alan Benson for comments on earlier drafts. We also offer special thanks to several members of the U.S. Men's National Team for agreeing to interviews for this study and to Sunil Gulati for arranging these interviews.

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