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    • A Fair and Impartial Jury? The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes 

      Anwar, S; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-02-01)
      This paper uses data from over 700 felony trials in Sarasota and Lake Counties in Florida from 2000-2010 to examine the role of age in jury selection and trial outcomes. The results of the analysis imply that prosecutors ...
    • A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions 

      Anwar, S; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-10)
      This paper uses an original data set of more than 3000 cases from 1918 to 1926 in the Central Criminal Courts of London to study the effect of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919. Implemented in 1921, this Act ...
    • A unified framework for measuring preferences for schools and neighborhoods 

      Bayer, Patrick; Ferreira, F; McMillan, Robert (Journal of Political Economy, 2007-10-23)
      This paper develops a framework for estimating household preferences for school and neighborhood attributes in the presence of sorting. It embeds a boundary discontinuity design in a heterogeneous residential choice model, ...
    • An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market 

      Bayer, Patrick; Rueben, RMK (NBER Working Paper, 2005)
    • 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 ...
    • Building criminal capital behind bars: Peer effects in juvenile corrections 

      Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R; Pozen, D (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009-02-01)
      This paper analyzes the influence that juvenile offenders serving time in the same correctional facility have on each other's subsequent criminal behavior. The analysis is based on data on over 8,000 individuals serving ...
    • Dynamic Asset Pricing in a System of Local Housing Markets 

      Bayer, Patrick; Ellickson, B; Ellickson, Paul (AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 2010-05)
    • Endogenous Sources of Volatility in Housing Markets: The Joint Buyer-Seller Problem 

      Anenberg, E; Bayer, Patrick (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2014-12-05)
      This paper presents new empirical evidence that internal movement - selling one home and buying another - by existing homeowners within a metropolitan housing market is especially volatile and the main driver of fluctuations ...
    • Estimating equilibrium models of sorting across locations 

      Bayer, Patrick; Timmins, Christopher D (Economic Journal, 2007-03-01)
      While there is growing interest in measuring the size and scope of local spillovers, it is well understood that such spillovers cannot be distinguished from unobservable local attributes using solely the observed location ...
    • Estimating Racial Price Differentials in the Housing Market 

      Bayer, Patrick; Casey, M; Ferreira, F; McMillan, Robert (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2013-03-01)
      This paper uses unique panel data covering over two million repeat-sales housing transactions from four metropolitan areas to test for the presence of racial price differentials in the housing market. Drawing on the strengths ...
    • Identifying Individual and Group Effects in the Presence of Sorting: A Neighborhood Effects Application 

      Bayer, Patrick; Ross, Stephen L (2006)
      Researchers have long recognized that the non-random sorting of individuals into groups generates correlation between individual and group attributes that is likely to bias naïve estimates of both individual and group effects. ...
    • Migration and hedonic valuation: The case of air quality 

      Bayer, Patrick; Keohane, N; Timmins, Christopher D (Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2009-07-01)
      Conventional hedonic techniques for estimating the value of local amenities rely on the assumption that households move freely among locations. We show that when moving is costly, the variation in housing prices and wages ...
    • Nonparametric Identification and Estimation in a Generalized Roy Model 

      Bayer, Patrick; Khan, Shakeeb; Timmins, Christopher D (2008)
      This paper considers nonparametric identification and estimation of a generalized Roy model that includes a non-pecuniary component of utility associated with each choice alternative. Previous work has found that, without ...
    • Place of Work and Place of Residence: Informal Hiring Networks and Labor Market Outcomes 

      Bayer, Patrick; Ross, Stephen L; Topa, Giorgio (2008)
      We use a novel research design to empirically detect the effect of social interactions among neighbors on labor market outcomes. Specifically, using Census data that characterize residential and employment locations down ...
    • Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making 

      Anwar, S; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2015-04-01)
      This paper uses data from the Gothenburg District Court in Sweden and a research design that exploits the random assignment of politically appointed jurors (termed nämndemän) to make three contributions to the literature ...
    • Price Discrimination in the Housing Market 

      Bayer, Patrick; Casey, M; Ferreira, F; McMillan, Robert (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-05-01)
      This paper sets out a new research design to test for price discrimination by sellers in the housing market. The design controls carefully for unobserved differences in the quality of neighborhoods and homes purchased by ...
    • Racial Sorting and Neighborhood Quality 

      Bayer, Patrick; McMillan, Robert (2005)
      In cities throughout the United States, blacks tend to live in significantly poorer and lower-amenity neighborhoods than whites. An obvious first-order explanation for this is that an individual's race is strongly correlated ...
    • Residential Segregation in General Equilibrium 

      Bayer, Patrick; McMillan, Robert; Rueben, Kim S (2004)
      This paper studies the causes and consequences of racial segregation using a new general equilibrium model that treats neighborhood compositions as endogenous. The model is estimated using unusually detailed restricted Census ...
    • Separate when equal? Racial inequality and residential segregation 

      Bayer, Patrick; Fang, H; McMillan, Robert (Journal of Urban Economics, 2014-01-01)
      This paper sets out a new mechanism, involving the emergence of middle-class black neighborhoods, that can lead segregation in American cities to increase as racial inequality narrows. The formation of such neighborhoods ...