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Poor Little Children: The Socioeconomic Gap in Parental Responses to School Disadvantage
In this paper, we study how parents react to a widely-used school policy that puts some children at a learning disadvantage. Specifically, we first document that, in line with findings in other countries, younger children ...
Learning About Opportunity: Spillovers of Elite School Admissions in Peru
This paper studies how the admission of a student to an elite school changes the schooling outcomes of younger cohorts in the student’s origin school in Peru. Using a sharp regression discontinuity design, the analysis ...
Family Rules: Nepotism in the Mexican Judiciary
We show that bureaucrats can exploit discretion in hiring decisions to engage in forms of favoritism that hinder organizational performance. We do this in the context of the Mexican federal judiciary. The arrival of a judge ...