Roland G. Fryer

Harvard University - Department of Economics

Littauer Center

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

American Bar Foundation

750 N. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

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University of Chicago

1101 East 58th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

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Scholarly Papers (55)

Updating Beliefs When Evidence Is Open to Interpretation: Implications for Bias and Polarization

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2018
Roland G. Fryer, Philipp Harms and Matthew O. Jackson
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Freiburg - Institut für Mathematische Stochastik and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,122 (24,052)
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beliefs, polarization, learning, updating, Bayesian updating, biases, discrimination, decision making

Updating Beliefs with Ambiguous Evidence: Implications for Polarization

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer, Philipp Harms and Matthew O. Jackson
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Freiburg - Institut für Mathematische Stochastik and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Downloads 34 (573,776)
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The Causes and Consequences of Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 07-12
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Apr 2007
Roland G. Fryer and Michael Greenstone
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Higher Education, Black Colleges, Human Capital

The Causes and Consequences of Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Michael Greenstone
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 62 (445,323)
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Racial Inequality in the 21st Century: The Declining Significance of Discrimination

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 345 (111,630)
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Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2021
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 273 (143,274)
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An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 245 (159,614)
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Self-Selection and Comparative Advantage in Social Interactions

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2017
Steve Cicala, Roland G. Fryer and Jörg L. Spenkuch
University of Chicago, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
Downloads 207 (187,133)

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peer effects, social interactions, comparative advantage, ordinal rank

A Roy Model of Social Interactions

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2021
Steve Cicala, Roland G. Fryer and Jörg L. Spenkuch
University of Chicago, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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On the Measurement of Segregation

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Federico Echenique and Roland G. Fryer
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 171 (222,156)

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Segregation, Discrimination, Urban Economics, Networks, Graph Theory, Social Interactions, School Segregation

On the Measurement of Segregation

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 May 2005 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Federico Echenique and Roland G. Fryer
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from a Social Experiment in Harlem

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2021
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Hatred and Profits: Getting Under the Hood of the Ku Klux Klan

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
Downloads 198 (195,131)
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Measuring the Impact of Crack Cocaine

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2021
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago and University of Chicago
Downloads 183 (210,417)
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An Empirical Analysis of &Apos;Acting White&Apos;

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 15 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Paul Torelli
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Number of pages: 91 Posted: 12 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2020
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Causes and Consequences of Distinctively Black Names

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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The Black-White Test Score Gap Through Third Grade

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
Downloads 127 (283,190)
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The Black-White Test Score Gap Through Third Grade

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 249-281, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago

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The Economics of 'Acting White'

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2010
Michael David Austen-Smith and Roland G. Fryer
Northwestern University - Department of Political Science and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Teacher Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from New York City Public Schools

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Affirmative Action and its Mythology

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Irving Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration and Temple University - Department of Psychology
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Understanding the Black-White Test Score Gap in the First Two Years of School

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
Downloads 104 (324,806)
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Categorical Cognition: A Psychological Model of Categories and Identification in Decision Making

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Matthew O. Jackson
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Downloads 98 (337,658)
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Color-Blind Affirmative Action

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2021
Roland G. Fryer, Tolga Yuret and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Enhancing the Efficacy of Teacher Incentives Through Loss Aversion: A Field Experiment

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 02 May 2021
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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Policing the Police: The Impact of "Pattern-or-Practice" Investigations on Crime

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2021
Tanaya Devi and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Gap in Mathematics

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Racial Disparities in Job Finding and Offered Wages

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 29 Sep 2011
Roland G. Fryer, Devah Pager and Jörg L. Spenkuch
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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discrimination, wage gaps, race

Racial Disparities in Job Finding and Offered Wages

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer, Devah Pager and Jörg L. Spenkuch
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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Injecting Successful Charter School Strategies into Traditional Public Schools: A Field Experiment in Houston

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Testing for Racial Differences in the Mental Ability of Young Children

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 May 2006 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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The Production of Human Capital in Developed Countries: Evidence from 196 Randomized Field Experiments

Number of pages: 222 Posted: 04 Apr 2016
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 58 (453,630)
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Charter Schools and Labor Market Outcomes

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 16 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2021
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Princeton University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 47 (497,648)
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Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2021-30
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 11 Mar 2021
Northwestern University, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), University of Chicago, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration and Temple University - Department of Psychology
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Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
Northwestern University, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), University of Chicago, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration and Temple University - Department of Psychology
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Exam High Schools and Academic Achievement: Evidence from New York City

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2021
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Parental Incentives and Early Childhood Achievement: A Field Experiment in Chicago Heights

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer, Steven D. Levitt and John A. List
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 40 (529,644)
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The Plight of Mixed Race Adolescents

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2021
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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Measuring the Compactness of Political Districting Plans

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Richard Holden
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 37 (544,532)
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The &Apos;Pupil&Apos; Factory: Specialization and the Production of Human Capital in Schools

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Impact of Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach for America

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2021
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Belief Flipping in a Dynamic Model of Statistical Discrimination

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 May 2006 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Introducing CogX: A New Preschool Education Program Combining Parent and Child Interventions

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-149
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Oct 2020
Roland G. Fryer, Steven D. Levitt, John A. List and Anya Samek
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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Introducing Cogx: A New Preschool Education Program Combining Parent and Child Interventions

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer, Steven D. Levitt, John A. List and Anya Samek
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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The Importance of Segregation, Discrimination, Peer Dynamics, and Identity in Explaining Trends in the Racial Achievement Gap

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Vertical Versus Horizontal Incentives in Education: Evidence from Randomized Trials

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Richard Holden
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of New South Wales (UNSW)
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The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2021
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 31 (576,901)
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Categorical Redistribution in Winner-Take-All Markets

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Estimating the Returns to Urban Boarding Schools: Evidence from Seed

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 31 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Vilsa Curto and Roland G. Fryer
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Valuing Identity

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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A Model of Social Interactions and Endogenous Poverty Traps

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Bobbing for Widgets: Compensating Wage Differentials

Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 129-138, 2005
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Jul 2011
Texas A&M University, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Tampere University and Rice University - Department of Political Science
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comparable worth, compensating wage differentials, economics, education

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Management and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 May 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 23 (627,895)
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Two-Armed Restless Bandits with Imperfect Information: Stochastic Control and Indexability

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 May 2013
Roland G. Fryer and Philipp Harms
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Freiburg - Institut für Mathematische Stochastik
Downloads 16 (678,025)
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Information and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Cellular Phone Experiment

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2021
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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High-Dosage Tutoring and Reading Achievement: Evidence from New York City

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2021
Roland G. Fryer and Meghan Howard Noveck
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 11 (716,739)
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Complementary Bias: A Model of Two-Sided Statistical Discrimination

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2021
Ashley Craig and Roland G. Fryer
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Self-Selection and Comparative Advantage in Social Interactions

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Steve Cicala, Roland G. Fryer and Jörg L. Spenkuch
University of Chicago, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
Downloads 9 (732,587)
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peer effects, social interactions, comparative advantage, ordinal rank

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Measuring Crack Cocaine and its Impact

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 1651-1681, 2013
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 May 2013
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Achieving Escape Velocity: Neighborhood and School Interventions to Reduce Persistent Inequality

American Economic Review, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2013
Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Roland G. Fryer and Lawrence F. Katz
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics

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An Economic Analysis of Color-Blind Affirmative Action

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 319-355, 2008
Posted: 16 Sep 2008
Roland G. Fryer, Glenn C. Loury and Tolga Yuret
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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