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Leveling Up: Early Results from a Randomized Evaluation of Post-Secondary Aid

Joshua Angrist, David Autor, Sally Hudson, Amanda Pallais

NBER Working Paper No. 20800
Issued in December 2014, Revised in March 2017

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We are grateful to Enrico Cantoni, Sydnee Caldwell, Olivia Kim, Brendan Malone, Kemi Oyewole, and Karen Scott for superb research assistance, and to the staff of the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation for their expert assistance in implementing the evaluation described here. We also thank the Provost’s Office at the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State College System, and Nebraska’s community colleges for their support for this effort and for sharing their data. We thank Raj Chetty, Amy Finkelstein, Nathan Hendren, Lisa Kahn, Lawrence Katz, Danielle Li and seminar participants at NBER Summer Institute, IIES, Harvard, MIT and Yale for their many helpful comments and suggestions. We acknowledge financial support from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and the MIT SEII seed fund. The views expressed here are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the institutions or funders involved with this work, nor those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. This RCT was registered with the American Economic Association under trial number AEARCTR-0000125.

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