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Long-term Effects from Early Exposure to Research: Evidence from the NIH "Yellow Berets''

Pierre Azoulay, Wesley H. Greenblatt, Misty L. Heggeness

NBER Working Paper No. 26069
Issued in July 2019, Revised in March 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

Address all correspondence to pazoulay@mit.edu. This project was supported by the National Institute on Aging under Award Number R24-AG048059 to the National Bureau of Economic Research. We thank Dr. Michael Gottesman, Dr. Michael Lauer, and Dr. Kay Lund for their steadfast support and encouragement. We are indebted to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Michael Gottesman, Dr. Richard G. Wyatt, and Dr. John Gallin for reflecting on their experiences in the ATP and encouraging us to investigate the impact of the NIH Intramural Program during the Vietnam War. We would also like to thank Daniel Boehlert, Andrew Breazeale, Delaney Cruickshank, Daphne Hines, Maria Isabel Larenas, Kyle Myers, Ryan Pfirrmann-Powell, Lindsey Raymond, and Ying Zeng for their diligent efforts in sorting, entering, matching, and curating the data. Lastly, this project would not be feasible without the help of Barbara Harkins and Christopher Wanjek from the NIH Office of History. We also thank Scott Stern as well as seminar audiences at Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, and Northwestern for constructive feedback. Any opinions (and all errors) are solely those of the authors and do not represent any official position of the U.S. Census Bureau, NIH, the Federal Reserve System, or the NBER.

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