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Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation

Joshua Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak, Christopher Walters

NBER Working Paper No. 21748
Issued in November 2015, Revised in July 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. We are indebted to SEII research managers Annice Correia and Eryn Heying for invaluable help and support. Thanks also go to Isaiah Andrews, Pat Kline, Guido Imbens, Rick Mansfield, Chris Nielson, Stephen Raudenbush, Jesse Rothstein, Doug Staiger, and seminar participants at the 2014 All California Labor Economics Conference, the APPAM Fall 2014 research conference, the 2014 AEFP meeting, the 2015 ASSA annual meeting, the 2015 SOLE/EALE annual meeting, the 2015 NBER Summer Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the 2015 Becker/Friedman Applied Microeconomics Conference, the University of Chicago Committee on Education Workshop, Brown University, and the University of Chicago Workshop on Quantitative Research Methods for suggestions and comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Angrist's daughter teaches at a Boston charter school.

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