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2020
w27241 Natalie Bau
Martin Rotemberg
Manisha Shah
Bryce Steinberg

Human Capital Investment in the Presence of Child Labor
w27217 Hamid R. Oskorouchi
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
David E. Bloom

The Long-Term Cognitive and Schooling Effects of Childhood Vaccinations in China
w27209 Peter Bergman
Eric W. Chan
Adam Kapor

Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from Detailed Search Data and a Field Experiment
w27196 David Autor
David N. Figlio
Krzysztof Karbownik
Jeffrey Roth
Melanie Wasserman

Males at the Tails: How Socioeconomic Status Shapes the Gender Gap
w27177 Jonathan Smith
Joshua Goodman
Michael Hurwitz

The Economic Impact of Access to Public Four-Year Colleges
w27169 Qingnan Xie
Richard B. Freeman

The Contribution of Chinese Diaspora Researchers to Scientific Publications and China's "Great Leap Forward" in Global Science
w27162 Dario Cestau
Dennis Epple
Richard Romano
Holger Sieg
Carl Wojtaszek

College Achievement and Attainment Gaps: Evidence from West Point Cadets
w27126 John Cawley
Alex M. Susskind
Barton Willage

Does Information Disclosure Improve Consumer Knowledge? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment of Restaurant Menu Calorie Labels
w27125 Deven E. Carlson
Alex Schmidt
Sarah Souders
Barbara L. Wolfe

The Effects of Need-Based Financial Aid on Employment and Earnings: Experimental Evidence from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars
w27094 Michael Gilraine
Jiaying Gu
Robert McMillan

A New Method for Estimating Teacher Value-Added
w27073 Samuel Bazzi
Masyhur Hilmy
Benjamin Marx

Islam and the State: Religious Education in the Age of Mass Schooling
w27071 Ben Weidmann
David J. Deming

Team Players: How Social Skills Improve Group Performance
w27068 Peter Arcidiacono
Josh Kinsler
Tyler Ransom

Asian American Discrimination in Harvard Admissions
w27050 Francesco Agostinelli
Matthias Doepke
Giuseppe Sorrenti
Fabrizio Zilibotti

It Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects
w27033 Maria D. Fitzpatrick
Cassandra Benson
Samuel R. Bondurant

Beyond Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: The Role of Teachers and Schools in Reporting Child Maltreatment
w26967 Eric Bettinger
Robert W. Fairlie
Anastasia Kapuza
Elena Kardanova
Prashant Loyalka
Andrey Zakharov

Does EdTech Substitute for Traditional Learning? Experimental Estimates of the Educational Production Function
w26963 Parag A. Pathak
Alex Rees-Jones
Tayfun Sönmez

Reversing Reserves
w26961 Amanda Bayer
Gregory Bruich
Raj Chetty
Andrew Housiaux

Expanding and Diversifying the Pool of Undergraduates who Study Economics: Insights from a New Introductory Course at Harvard
w26959 Joseph G. Altonji
Ling Zhong

The Labor Market Returns to Advanced Degrees
w26953 Yue Ma
Robert W. Fairlie
Prashant Loyalka
Scott Rozelle

Isolating the "Tech" from EdTech: Experimental Evidence on Computer Assisted Learning in China
w26933 Pierre-André Chiappori
Monica Costa Dias
Sam Crossman
Costas Meghir

Changes in Assortative Matching and Inequality in Income: Evidence for the UK
w26932 Pierre-André Chiappori
Monica Costa Dias
Costas Meghir

Changes in Assortative Matching: Theory and Evidence for the US
w26910 Phillip B. Levine
Jennifer Ma
Lauren C. Russell

Do College Applicants Respond to Changes in Sticker Prices Even When They Don't Matter?
w26864 Donna K. Ginther
Janet Currie
Francine D. Blau
Rachel Croson

Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors in Economics? An Evaluation by Randomized Trial
w26858 Chao Fu
Nicolás Grau
Jorge Rivera

Wandering Astray: Teenagers' Choices of Schooling and Crime
w26849 Jason Abaluck
Giovanni Compiani

A Method to Estimate Discrete Choice Models that is Robust to Consumer Search
w26844 Peter Q. Blair
Tomas G. Castagnino
Erica L. Groshen
Papia Debroy
Byron Auguste
Shad Ahmed
Fernando Garcia Diaz
Cristian Bonavida

Searching for STARs: Work Experience as a Job Market Signal for Workers without Bachelor's Degrees
w26822 Hani Mansour
Daniel I. Rees
Bryson M. Rintala
Nathan N. Wozny

The Effects of Professor Gender on the Post-Graduation Outcomes of Female Students
w26821 Sandra E. Black
Jeffrey T. Denning
Jesse Rothstein

Winners and Losers? The Effect of Gaining and Losing Access to Selective Colleges on Education and Labor Market Outcomes
w26810 Isaac Ehrlich
Yun Pei

Human Capital as Engine of Growth - The Role of Knowledge Transfers in Promoting Balanced Growth Within and Across Countries
w26785 Arpita Patnaik
Joanna Venator
Matthew Wiswall
Basit Zafar

The Role of Heterogeneous Risk Preferences, Discount Rates, and Earnings Expectations in College Major Choice
w26764 Eric A. Hanushek
Paul E. Peterson
Laura M. Talpey
Ludger Woessmann

Long-run Trends in the U.S. SES-Achievement Gap
w26759 C. Kirabo Jackson
Shanette C. Porter
John Q. Easton
Alyssa Blanchard
Sebastián Kiguel

School Effects on Socio-emotional Development, School-Based Arrests, and Educational Attainment
w26758 David N. Figlio
Cassandra M.D. Hart
Krzysztof Karbownik

Effects of Scaling Up Private School Choice Programs on Public School Students
w26748 Raj Chetty
John N. Friedman
Emmanuel Saez
Nicholas Turner
Danny Yagan

The Determinants of Income Segregation and Intergenerational Mobility: Using Test Scores to Measure Undermatching
w26747 Brad Hershbein
Melissa Schettini Kearney
Luke W. Pardue

College Attainment, Income Inequality, and Economic Security: A Simulation Exercise
w26734 Alex Rees-Jones
Ran Shorrer
Chloe J. Tergiman

Correlation Neglect in Student-to-School Matching
w26732 James Berry
Rebecca Dizon-Ross
Maulik Jagnani

Not Playing Favorites: An Experiment on Parental Fairness Preferences
w26728 Phillip B. Levine
Robin McKnight

Not All School Shootings are the Same and the Differences Matter
w26715 Janet Currie
Henrik Kleven
Esmée Zwiers

Technology and Big Data Are Changing Economics: Mining Text to Track Methods
w26709 Elizabeth U. Cascio
Na’ama Shenhav

A Century of the American Woman Voter: Sex Gaps in Political Participation, Preferences, and Partisanship Since Women's Enfranchisement
w26703 Cher Hsuehhsiang Li
Basit Zafar

Ask and You Shall Receive? Gender Differences in Regrades in College
w26699 Oded Galor
Ömer Özak
Assaf Sarid

Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation
w26685 Benjamin W. Cowan
Nathan Tefft

College Access and Adult Health
w26680 Peter Q. Blair
David J. Deming

Structural Increases in Skill Demand after the Great Recession
w26678 Qing Hu
Ross Levine
Chen Lin
Mingzhu Tai

Finance and Children's Academic Performance
w26649 Justin C. Ortagus
Melvin J. Tanner
Isaac McFarlin Jr.

Can Re-Enrollment Campaigns Help Dropouts Return to College? Evidence from Florida Community Colleges
2019
w26568 Nikhil Agarwal
Paulo J. Somaini

Revealed Preference Analysis of School Choice Models
w26562 Karthik Muralidharan
Mauricio Romero
Kaspar Wüthrich

Factorial Designs, Model Selection, and (Incorrect) Inference in Randomized Experiments
w26556 Thomas Ahn
Peter Arcidiacono
Amy Hopson
James R. Thomas

Equilibrium Grade Inflation with Implications for Female Interest in STEM Majors
w26509 Meredith Phillips
Sarah J. Reber

Does Virtual Advising Increase College Enrollment? Evidence from a Random Assignment College Access Field Experiment
w26502 Joshua Goodman
Michael Hurwitz
Christine Mulhern
Jonathan Smith

O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers in College Enrollment
w26491 Jason Fletcher
Jinho Kim
Jenna Nobles
Stephen Ross
Irina Shaorshadze

The Effects of Foreign-Born Peers in US High Schools and Middle Schools
w26484 Joyce He
Sonia Kang
Nicola Lacetera

Leaning In or Not Leaning Out? Opt-Out Choice Framing Attenuates Gender Differences in the Decision to Compete
w26480 Marianne Bitler
Sean Corcoran
Thurston Domina
Emily Penner

Teacher Effects on Student Achievement and Height: A Cautionary Tale
w26463 Susan Athey
Raj Chetty
Guido W. Imbens
Hyunseung Kang

The Surrogate Index: Combining Short-Term Proxies to Estimate Long-Term Treatment Effects More Rapidly and Precisely
w26459 James J. Heckman
Tomáš Jagelka
Timothy D. Kautz

Some Contributions of Economics to the Study of Personality
w26456 Peter Arcidiacono
Josh Kinsler
Tyler Ransom

Recruit to Reject? Harvard and African American Applicants
w26425 Chao Fu
Shoya Ishimaru
John Kennan

Government Expenditure on the Public Education System
w26420 Ran Abramitzky
Victor Lavy
Maayan Segev

The Effect of Changes in the Skill Premium on College Degree Attainment and the Choice of Major
w26419 Deven E. Carlson
Felix Elwert
Nicholas Hillman
Alex Schmidt
Barbara L. Wolfe

The Effects of Financial Aid Grant Offers on Postsecondary Educational Outcomes: New Experimental Evidence from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars
w26411 Krzysztof Karbownik
Umut Özek

Setting a Good Example? Examining Sibling Spillovers in Educational Achievement Using a Regression Discontinuity Design
w26394 Bnaya Dreyfuss
Ori Heffetz
Matthew Rabin

Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms
w26386 Thomas Dee
Emily Penner

My Brother's Keeper? The Impact of Targeted Educational Supports
w26376 Silvia Robles
Max Gross
Robert W. Fairlie

The Effect of Course Shutouts on Community College Students: Evidence from Waitlist Cutoffs
w26368 Krzysztof Karbownik
Anthony Wray

Educational, Labor-market and Intergenerational Consequences of Poor Childhood Health
w26345 Christine L. Exley
Judd B. Kessler

The Gender Gap in Self-Promotion
w26335 Yifan Gong
Lance Lochner
Ralph Stinebrickner
Todd R. Stinebrickner

The Consumption Value of College
w26334 Yifan Gong
Ralph Stinebrickner
Todd R. Stinebrickner

Marriage, Children, and Labor Supply: Beliefs and Outcomes
w26316 Peter Arcidiacono
Josh Kinsler
Tyler Ransom

Legacy and Athlete Preferences at Harvard
w26315 Peter Arcidiacono
Josh Kinsler
Tyler Ransom

Divergent: The Time Path of Legacy and Athlete Admissions at Harvard
w26282 Clément de Chaisemartin
Luc Behaghel

Estimating the Effect of Treatments Allocated by Randomized Waiting Lists.
w26280 Rosangela Bando
Emma Näslund-Hadley
Paul Gertler

Effect of Inquiry and Problem Based Pedagogy on Learning: Evidence from 10 Field Experiments in Four Countries
w26257 Andrew Bacher-Hicks
Stephen B. Billings
David J. Deming

The School to Prison Pipeline: Long-Run Impacts of School Suspensions on Adult Crime
w26191 Alison Andrew
Orazio Attanasio
Raquel Bernal
Lina Cardona Sosa
Sonya Krutikova
Marta Rubio-Codina

Preschool Quality and Child Development
w26158 Kelli A. Bird
Benjamin L. Castleman
Jeffrey T. Denning
Joshua Goodman
Cait Lamberton
Kelly Ochs Rosinger

Nudging at Scale: Experimental Evidence from FAFSA Completion Campaigns
w26151 Brian G. Knight
Nathan M. Schiff

Reducing Frictions in College Admissions: Evidence from the Common Application
w26144 Nathaniel Hendren
Ben Sprung-Keyser

A Unified Welfare Analysis of Government Policies
w26137 Joshua D. Angrist
Parag A. Pathak
Román Andrés Zárate

Choice and Consequence: Assessing Mismatch at Chicago Exam Schools
w26133 Thomas J. Kane
Angela Boatman
Whitney Kozakowski
Christopher Bennett
Rachel Hitch
Dana Weisenfeld

College Remediation Goes Back to High School: Evidence from a Statewide Program in Tennessee
w26095 Diane Alexander
Molly Schnell

The Impacts of Physician Payments on Patient Access, Use, and Health
w26092 Erica M. Field
Leigh L. Linden
Ofer Malamud
Daniel Rubenson
Shing-Yi Wang

Does Vocational Education Work? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mongolia
w26089 Mark R. Rosenzweig
Junsen Zhang

The Effects of Schooling on Costless Health Maintenance: Overweight Adolescents and Children in Rural China
w26088 Marcus Dillender
Andrew I. Friedson
Cong T. Gian
Kosali I. Simon

Does the Healthcare Educational Market Respond to Short-Run Local Demand?
w26079 Riley K. Acton
Scott A. Imberman
Michael F. Lovenheim

Do Health Insurance Mandates Spillover to Education? Evidence from Michigan's Autism Insurance Mandate
w26070 Austan Goolsbee
Chad Syverson

Monopsony Power in Higher Education: A Tale of Two Tracks
w26059 Philip Oreopoulos
Uros Petronijevic

The Remarkable Unresponsiveness of College Students to Nudging And What We Can Learn from It
w26048 Tatiana Homonoff
Rourke O'Brien
Abigail B. Sussman

Does Knowing Your FICO Score Change Financial Behavior? Evidence from a Field Experiment with Student Loan Borrowers
w26037 Francesco Agostinelli
Morteza Saharkhiz
Matthew J. Wiswall

Home and School in the Development of Children
w26023 Rafael De Hoyos
Orazio Attanasio
Costas Meghir

Targeting High School Scholarships to the Poor: The Impact of a Program in Mexico
w26022 Lori L. Taylor
Kalena E. Cortes
Travis C. Hearn

Publication, Compensation, and the Public Affairs Discount: Does Gender Play a Role?
w26021 Victor Lavy
Rigissa Megalokonomou

Persistency in Teachers' Grading Bias and Effects on Longer-Term Outcomes: University Admissions Exams and Choice of Field of Study
w26013 Kevin J. Boudreau
Matt Marx

From Theory to Practice: Field Experimental Evidence on Early Exposure of Engineering Majors to Professional Work
w26006 Harounan Kazianga
Leigh L. Linden
Ali Protik
Matthew Sloan

The Medium-Term Impacts of Girl-Friendly Schools: Seven-Year Evidence from School Construction in Burkina Faso
w25994 Nicholas Ingwersen
Harounan Kazianga
Leigh L. Linden
Arif Mamun
Ali Protik
Matthew Sloan

The Long-Term Impacts of Girl-Friendly Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso
w25990 Owen Thompson
School Desegregation and Black Teacher Employment
w25967 David Card
Stefano DellaVigna
Patricia Funk
Nagore Iriberri

Are Referees and Editors in Economics Gender Neutral?
w25964 Kalena E. Cortes
Hans D.U. Fricke
Susanna Loeb
David S. Song
Benjamin N. York

When Behavioral Barriers are Too High or Low - How Timing Matters for Parenting Interventions
w25955 Sylvie Démurger
Eric A. Hanushek
Lei Zhang

Employer Learning and the Dynamics of Returns to Universities: Evidence from Chinese Elite Education during University Expansion
w25945 John Bound
Breno Braga
Gaurav Khanna
Sarah Turner

Public Universities: The Supply Side of Building a Skilled Workforce
w25929 Orazio Attanasio
Matthew Bird
Lina Cardona-Sosa
Pablo Lavado

Freeing Financial Education via Tablets: Experimental Evidence from Colombia
w25928 Nicola Bianchi
Michela Giorcelli

Scientific Education and Innovation: From Technical Diplomas to University STEM Degrees
w25926 Lourenço S. Paz
James E. West

Should We Trust Clustered Standard Errors? A Comparison with Randomization-Based Methods
w25924 Richard Murphy
Why Unions Survive: Understanding How Unions Overcome The Free-Rider Problem
w25921 Neeraj Kaushal
Mauro Lanati

International Student Mobility: Growth and Dispersion
w25905 Benjamin M. Marx
Lesley J. Turner

Student Loan Choice Overload
w25904 Clément de Chaisemartin
Xavier D'Haultfoeuille

Two-way Fixed Effects Estimators with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
w25903 Isaac Mbiti
Mauricio Romero
Youdi Schipper

Designing Effective Teacher Performance Pay Programs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
w25898 Silvia H. Barcellos
Leandro S. Carvalho
Patrick Turley

Distributional Effects of Education on Health
w25896 Lars J. Lefgren
Jaren C. Pope
David P. Sims

Contemporary State Policies and Intergenerational Income Mobility
w25889 James J. Heckman
Ganesh Karapakula

Intergenerational and Intragenerational Externalities of the Perry Preschool Project
w25888 James J. Heckman
Ganesh Karapakula

The Perry Preschoolers at Late Midlife: A Study in Design-Specific Inference
w25885 Gaurab Aryal
Manudeep Bhuller
Fabian Lange

Signaling and Employer Learning with Instruments
w25864 Barbara M. Fraumeni
Michael S. Christian

Accumulation of Human and Market Capital in the United States, 1975-2012: An Analysis by Gender
w25848 Omar Al-Ubaydli
John A. List
Dana Suskind

The Science of Using Science: Towards an Understanding of the Threats to Scaling Experiments
w25829 Todd E. Elder
David N. Figlio
Scott A. Imberman
Claudia L. Persico

School Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education Identification
w25828 Todd Elder
David N. Figlio
Scott A. Imberman
Claudia Persico

The Role of Neonatal Health in the Incidence of Childhood Disability
w25822 Jack W. Britton
Jonathan Gruber

Do Income Contingent Student Loan Programs Distort Earnings? Evidence from the UK
w25819 Jerry A. Hausman
Haoyang Liu
Ye Luo
Christopher Palmer

Errors in the Dependent Variable of Quantile Regression Models
w25810 Marco Di Maggio
Ankit Kalda
Vincent Yao

Second Chance: Life without Student Debt
w25800 Judd B. Kessler
Corinne Low
Colin Sullivan

Incentivized Resume Rating: Eliciting Employer Preferences without Deception
w25796 Sarah Cohodes
Elizabeth Setren
Christopher R. Walters

Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston's Charter School Sector
w25789 Esther Delesalle
The Effect of the Universal Primary Education Program on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Tanzania
w25763 Angela Cools
Raquel Fernández
Eleonora Patacchini

Girls, Boys, and High Achievers
w25753 Eric Chyn
Samantha Gold
Justine S. Hastings

The Returns to Early-life Interventions for Very Low Birth Weight Children
w25746 Jason A. Aimone
Brittany Ward
James E. West

Dishonest Behavior: Sin Big or Go Home
w25736 Desire Kedagni
Kala Krishna
Rigissa Megalokonomou
Yingyan Zhao

Does Class Size Matter? How, and at What Cost?
w25730 Stephen B. Billings
Mark Hoekstra

Schools, Neighborhoods, and the Long-Run Effect of Crime-Prone Peers
w25704 Sabrin A. Beg
Adrienne M. Lucas
Waqas Halim
Umar Saif

Beyond the Basics: Improving Post-Primary Content Delivery through Classroom Technology
w25679 Marianne Bertrand
Magne Mogstad
Jack Mountjoy

Improving Educational Pathways to Social Mobility: Evidence from Norway's "Reform 94"
w25663 Ethan J. Schmick
Allison Shertzer

The Impact of Early Investments in Urban School Systems in the United States
w25648 Eric A. Hanushek
Paul E. Peterson
Laura M. Talpey
Ludger Woessmann

The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance
w25641 Wes Austin
Garth Heutel
Daniel Kreisman

School Bus Emissions, Student Health, and Academic Performance
w25630 Adam M. Lavecchia
Philip Oreopoulos
Robert S. Brown

Long-run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education
w25608 Manisha Shah
Bryce Millett Steinberg

The Right to Education Act: Trends in Enrollment, Test Scores, and School Quality
w25602 Nicholas W. Papageorge
Victor Ronda
Yu Zheng

The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market
w25600 Barbara Biasi
School Finance Equalization Increases Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from a Simulated-Instruments Approach
w25548 Jon Kleinberg
Jens Ludwig
Sendhil Mullainathan
Cass R. Sunstein

Discrimination In The Age Of Algorithms
w25535 Gaia Dossi
David N. Figlio
Paola Giuliano
Paola Sapienza

Born in the Family: Preferences for Boys and the Gender Gap in Math
w25513 Orazio Attanasio
Teodora Boneva
Christopher Rauh

Parental Beliefs about Returns to Different Types of Investments in School Children
w25497 Abhijit Banerjee
Emily Breza
Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Markus Mobius

Naive Learning with Uninformed Agents
w25496 Francesco D’Acunto
Daniel Hoang
Maritta Paloviita
Michael Weber

IQ, Expectations, and Choice
w25495 Eric Gould
Avi Simhon
Bruce A. Weinberg

Does Parental Quality Matter? Evidence on the Transmission of Human Capital Using Variation in Parental Influence from Death, Divorce, and Family Size
w25489 Jennifer Heissel
Claudia Persico
David Simon

Does Pollution Drive Achievement? The Effect of Traffic Pollution on Academic Performance
w25485 Yifan Gong
Ralph Stinebrickner
Todd R. Stinebrickner

Uncertainty about Future Income: Initial Beliefs and Resolution During College
w25479 Caroline M. Hoxby
Sarah Turner

Measuring Opportunity in U.S. Higher Education
w25472 David N. Figlio
Umut Özek

An Extra Year to Learn English? Early Grade Retention and the Human Capital Development of English Learners
w25460 Eric A. Hanushek
Addressing Cross-National Generalizability in Educational Impact Evaluation
w25444 Leah Platt Boustan
Andrew Langan

Variation in Women's Success Across PhD Programs in Economics
w25419 Anthony Bald
Eric Chyn
Justine S. Hastings
Margarita Machelett

The Causal Impact of Removing Children from Abusive and Neglectful Homes

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