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Estimating equilibrium models of sorting across locations
(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 ...
An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market
(NBER Working Paper, 2005)
Tiebout Sorting, Social Multipliers and the Demand for School Quality
(NBER Working Paper, 2009)
Identity and schooling: Some lessons for the economics of education
(Journal of Economic Literature, 2002-12-01)
A theory of buyer-seller networks
(American Economic Review, 2001-06-01)
This paper introduces a new model of exchange: networks, rather than markets, of buyers and sellers. It begins with the empirically motivated premise that a buyer and seller must have a relationship, a "link," to exchange ...
High and far: biases in the location of protected areas.
(PLoS One, 2009-12-14)
BACKGROUND: About an eighth of the earth's land surface is in protected areas (hereafter "PAs"), most created during the 20(th) century. Natural landscapes are critical for species persistence and PAs can play a major role ...
Why do minority men earn less? A study of wage differentials among the highly educated
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006-07-03)
We estimate wage gaps using nonparametric matching methods and detailed measures of field of study for university graduates. We find a modest portion of the wage gap is the consequence of measurement error in the Census ...
Do smokers respond to health shocks?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001-11-01)
This paper reports the first effort to use data to evaluate how new information, acquired through exogenous health shocks, affects people's longevity expectations. We find that smokers react differently to health shocks ...
Hospital Ownership Conversions: Defining the Appropriate Public Oversight Role
(Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2002-01)
This paper reviews recent empirical evidence on the effects of hospital ownership conversions on quality of care and provision of public goods, such as uncompensated care, and presents new results on these topics based on ...