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Continuous Exposure: E ffect of Lead Exposure
in Early Childhood on Reading and
Mathematics Scores
by Michael Elliott, Nanhua Zhang & Dylan Small

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Clearinghouses and Influential Journals:
An Application of of P-Curve to Policy Research
by Sean Tanner

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in Observational Studies
by Paul Rosenbaum

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University of Toronto
Anirban Basu
University of Washington
Jake Bowers
University of Illinois
Alan Brookhart
University of North Carolina
Jing Cheng
University of California, San Francisco
Thomas Cook
Northwestern University
Xavier De Luna
Umea University
Beth Ann Griffin
RAND Corporation
Jens Hainmueller
Stanford University
David Harding
University of California, Berkeley
Ben Hansen
University of Michigan
Joseph Hogan
Brown University
Kosuke Imai
Princeton University
Guido Imbens
Stanford University
Luke Keele
Pennsylvania State University
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University of California, Berkeley
Stephen Morgan
Cornell University
Paul Rosenbaum
University of Pennsylvania
Jason Roy
University of Pennsylvania
Jasjeet Sekhon
University of California, Berkeley
Michael Sobel
Columbia University
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Johns Hopkins University
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Harvard University
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University of California, Berkeley
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Duke University
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North Carolina State University
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington
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Harvard University

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