Motivation and Incentives in Education: Evidence from a Summer Reading Experiment
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The authors declare that they have no relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper. This study was approved by the IRB’s at Harvard University (F14689-101) and the University of Chicago (H07192). The authors thank the W.T. Grant foundation (180140) for generous support. The authors also thank Ijun Lai for excellent research assistance, and seminar participants at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Uppsala University, Northwestern University, the Labor Markets, Families and Children workshop at the University of Stavanger, and the New Developments in Human Capital conference at Hebrew University. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.