Christopher R Walters

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Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of IZA. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between science,(More)
To examine the effect of institutional ownership on the governance dynamics of firms and corporate outcomes, I exploit an exogenous change in index fund ownership generated by the mechanical reconstitution of the Russell equity indices. Following reconstitution, I show that firms that are just included in the Russell 1000 index have over 10% higher(More)
partnered to produce a groundbreaking report, Informing the Debate: Comparing Boston's Charter, Pilot, and Traditional Schools. Informing the Debate provided evidence of the impact of Boston-based charter schools on student performance. We are pleased to advance this research with this current report, which looks at the impact of charter schools statewide.(More)
seminar participants at the MIT Labor Economics Lunch and UC Berkeley for suggestions and comments. Jon Schellenberg and Zhongji Wu provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. At least one co-author has disclosed a financial(More)