Roland G. Fryer

Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Cambridge, MA 02138

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
Roland G. Fryer, Philipp Harms and Matthew O. Jackson
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Institute of Mathematical Stochastics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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beliefs, polarization, learning, updating, Bayesian updating, biases, discrimination, decision making

Updating Beliefs with Ambiguous Evidence: Implications for Polarization

NBER Working Paper No. w19114
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Jun 2013
Roland G. Fryer, Philipp Harms and Matthew O. Jackson
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Institute of Mathematical Stochastics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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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

NBER Working Paper No. w13036
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Michael Greenstone
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City

NBER Working Paper No. w17632
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2011
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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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 189 (139,805)
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peer effects, social interactions, comparative advantage, ordinal rank

A Roy Model of Social Interactions

NBER Working Paper No. w16880
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 23 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)
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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
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Segregation, Discrimination, Urban Economics, Networks, Graph Theory, Social Interactions, School Segregation

On the Measurement of Segregation

NBER Working Paper No. w11258
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 May 2005
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

NBER Working Paper No. w15473
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Racial Inequality in the 21st Century: The Declining Significance of Discrimination

NBER Working Paper No. w16256
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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An Empirical Analysis of 'Acting White'

NBER Working Paper No. w11334
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 15 Jun 2005
Roland G. Fryer and Paul Torelli
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Measuring the Impact of Crack Cocaine

NBER Working Paper No. w11318
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 Jun 2005
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Chicago and University of Chicago
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The Causes and Consequences of Distinctively Black Names

NBER Working Paper No. w9938
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2010
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

NBER Working Paper No. w11049
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Feb 2005
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

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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Financial Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from Randomized Trials

NBER Working Paper No. w15898
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Hatred and Profits: Getting Under the Hood of the Ku Klux Klan

NBER Working Paper No. w13417
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Understanding the Black-White Test Score Gap in the First Two Years of School

NBER Working Paper No. w8975
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
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The Economics of 'Acting White'

NBER Working Paper No. w9904
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

NBER Working Paper No. w16850
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard 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

NBER Working Paper No. w19862
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2015
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, University of Chicago, 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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Affirmative Action and its Mythology

NBER Working Paper No. W11464
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Roland G. Fryer and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Color-Blind Affirmative Action

NBER Working Paper No. w10103
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
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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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

NBER Working Paper No. w17462
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 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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Categorical Cognition: A Psychological Model of Categories and Identification in Decision Making

NBER Working Paper No. w9579
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Matthew O. Jackson
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Injecting Successful Charter School Strategies into Traditional Public Schools: A Field Experiment in Houston

NBER Working Paper No. w17494
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Enhancing the Efficacy of Teacher Incentives Through Loss Aversion: A Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w18237
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2012
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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Testing for Racial Differences in the Mental Ability of Young Children

NBER Working Paper No. w12066
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 May 2006
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Gap in Mathematics

NBER Working Paper No. w15430
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Steven D. Levitt
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Exam High Schools and Academic Achievement: Evidence from New York City

NBER Working Paper No. w17286
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Aug 2011
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Categorical Redistribution in Winner-Take-All Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w10104
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Measuring the Compactness of Political Districting Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w13456
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Oct 2007
Roland G. Fryer and Richard Holden
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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The Importance of Segregation, Discrimination, Peer Dynamics, and Identity in Explaining Trends in the Racial Achievement Gap

NBER Working Paper No. w16257
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Aug 2010
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Belief Flipping in a Dynamic Model of Statistical Discrimination

NBER Working Paper No. w12174
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 May 2006 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2009
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Model of Social Interactions and Endogenous Poverty Traps

NBER Working Paper No. w12364
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2013
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Plight of Mixed Race Adolescents

NBER Working Paper No. w14192
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2008
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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Vertical Versus Horizontal Incentives in Education: Evidence from Randomized Trials

NBER Working Paper No. w17752
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2012
Roland G. Fryer and Richard Holden
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of New South Wales (UNSW)
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The Impact of Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach for America

NBER Working Paper No. w17402
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Estimating the Returns to Urban Boarding Schools: Evidence from Seed

NBER Working Paper No. w16746
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 31 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2011
Vilsa Curto and Roland G. Fryer
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Valuing Identity

NBER Working Paper No. w16568
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Dec 2010
Roland G. Fryer and Glenn C. Loury
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w19581
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and 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, University of Tampere and Rice University - Department of Political Science
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comparable worth, compensating wage differentials, economics, education

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Parental Incentives and Early Childhood Achievement: A Field Experiment in Chicago Heights

NBER Working Paper No. w21477
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
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
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Information and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Cellular Phone Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w19113
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Jun 2013
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Two-Armed Restless Bandits with Imperfect Information: Stochastic Control and Indexability

NBER Working Paper No. w19043
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 May 2013
Roland G. Fryer and Philipp Harms
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Institute of Mathematical Stochastics
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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 Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Complementary Bias: A Model of Two-Sided Statistical Discrimination

NBER Working Paper No. w23811
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Sep 2017
Ashley Craig and Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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High-Dosage Tutoring and Reading Achievement: Evidence from New York City

NBER Working Paper No. w23792
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Roland G. Fryer and Meghan Howard Noveck
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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Management and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w23437
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 May 2017
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Charter Schools and Labor Market Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w22502
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 16 Aug 2016
Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer
Princeton University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force

NBER Working Paper No. w22399
Posted: 11 Jul 2016
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The 'Pupil' Factory: Specialization and the Production of Human Capital in Schools

NBER Working Paper No. w22205
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 May 2016
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Production of Human Capital in Developed Countries: Evidence from 196 Randomized Field Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w22130
Number of pages: 222 Posted: 04 Apr 2016
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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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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D31, D63, I21, I32, I38, J15, R23

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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)
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peer effects, social interactions, comparative advantage, ordinal rank

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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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