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The Effect of Course Shutouts on Community College Students: Evidence from Waitlist Cutoffs

Silvia Robles, Max Gross, Robert W. Fairlie

NBER Working Paper No. 26376
Issued in October 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank Thomas Barrios for his critical work in the early stages of this project. We would also like to thank Joshua Angrist, Charlie Brown, Sue Dynarski, Ed Glaeser, Brian Jacob, Larry Katz, Amanda Pallais, Jeff Smith, Kevin Stange, Lesley Turner, and seminar participants at the University of Michigan and Harvard University for helpful comments. We are extremely grateful to Bob Barr, Andrew LaManque, Howard Irvin, and Stephen Fletcher for providing the administrative data for students. Special thanks also go to Lydia Hearn, Kathleen Moberg, Mallory Newell, Jerry Rosenberg, and Rowena Tomaneng for providing detailed information on courses, minority student programs, and registration procedures. This research was funded with help from PR/ Award R305B150012# by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of any other entity, nor of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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