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    • Approximating highdimensional dynamic models: Sieve value function iteration 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Bayer, Patrick; Bugni, Federico A; James, Jon (Advances in Econometrics, 2013-01-01)
      Many dynamic problems in economics are characterized by large state spaces which make both computing and estimating the model infeasible. We introduce a method for approximating the value function of highdimensional dynamic ...
    • Beyond signaling and human capital: Education and the revelation of ability 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Bayer, Patrick; Hizmo, A (American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010-10-01)
      We provide evidence that college graduation plays a direct role in revealing ability to the labor market. Using the NLSY79, our results suggest that ability is observed nearly perfectly for college graduates, but is revealed ...
    • College Attrition and the Dynamics of Information Revelation 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Aucejo, E; Maurel, Arnaud Pierre; Ransom, T (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-05-31)
      This paper investigates the role played by informational frictions in college and the workplace. We estimate a dynamic structural model of schooling and work decisions, where individuals have imperfect information about ...
    • Do People Value Racial Diversity? Evidence from Nielsen Ratings 

      Aldrich, Eric; Arcidiacono, Peter S; Vigdor, Jacob (2005)
      Nielsen ratings for ABC's Monday Night Football are significantly higher when the game involves a black quarterback. In this paper, we consider competing explanations for this effect. First, quarterback race might proxy ...
    • Explaining cross-racial differences in teenage labor force participation: Results from a two-sided matching model 

      Ahn, T; Arcidiacono, Peter S; Murphy, A; Swinton, O (Journal of Econometrics, 2010-05-01)
      White teenagers are substantially more likely to search for employment than black teenagers. This differential occurs despite the fact that, conditional on race, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely ...
    • Finite mixture distributions, sequential likelihood and the EM algorithm 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Jones, JB (Econometrica, 2003-01-01)
      A popular way to account for unobserved heterogeneity is to assume that the data are drawn from a finite mixture distribution. A barrier to using finite mixture models is that parameters that could previously be estimated ...
    • Peer effects in medical school 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Nicholson, S (Journal of Public Economics, 2005-02-01)
      Using data on the universe of students who graduated from US medical schools between 1996 and 1998, we examine whether the abilities and specialty preferences of a medical school class affect a student's academic achievement ...
    • Recovering Ex Ante Returns and Preferences for Occupations Using Subjective Expectations Data 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Hotz, V Joseph; Maurel, Arnaud Pierre; Romano, T (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2014-10-01)
      We show that data on subjective expectations, especially on outcomes from counterfactual choices and choice probabilities, are a powerful tool in recovering ex ante treatment effects as well as preferences for different ...
    • Terms of Endearment: An Equilibrium Model of Sex and Matching 

      Arcidiacono, Peter S; Beauchamp, A; McElroy, Marjorie B (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2011-05-05)
      We develop a directed search model of relationship formation which can disentangle male and female preferences for types of partners and for di fferent relationship terms using only a cross-section of observed matches. ...