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We thank Pierre Azoulay, Matthew Gentzkow, Nagore Iriberri, Lawrence Katz, Jesse Shapiro, and Fabrizio Zilibotti for their comments and suggestions. We are also grateful to the audiences at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and the Annual Meeting of WEAI for useful comments. We thank Alden Cheng, Johannes Hermle, Kaushik Krishnan, Patricia Sun, and Brian Wheaton for oustanding research assistance. We are also very appreciative of the support provided by the editors and staff at the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Review of Economic Studies. The survey analyzed in this paper was approved by UC Berkeley IRB, protocol 2016-08-9029 and pre-registered as trial AEARCTR-0001669. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.