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Economics and identity
(Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000-08-01)
This paper considers how identity, a person's sense of self, affects economic outcomes. We incorporate the psychology and sociology of identity into an economic model of behavior. In the utility function we propose, identity ...
Migration and hedonic valuation: The case of air quality
(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 ...
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 ...
Public goods in networks
(Journal of Economic Theory, 2007-07-01)
This paper considers incentives to provide goods that are non-excludable along social or geographic links. We find, first, that networks can lead to specialization in public good provision. In every social network there ...
Identity and schooling: Some lessons for the economics of education
(Journal of Economic Literature, 2002-12-01)
The effects of financial education in the workplace: Evidence from a survey of employers
(Economic Inquiry, 2009-10-01)
We examine the effects of education on financial decision-making skills by identifying an interesting source of variation in pertinent training. During the 1990s, an increasing number of individuals were exposed to programs ...
Longevity expectations and death: Can people predict their own demise?
(American Economic Review, 2001-09-01)
Tiebout Sorting, Social Multipliers and the Demand for School Quality
(NBER Working Paper, 2009)
Contracts, hold-up, and exports: Textiles and opium in colonial India
(American Economic Review, 2008-12-01)
Trade and export, it is argued, spur economic growth. This paper studies the microeconomics of exporting. We build a heuristic model of transactions between exporters and producers and relate it to East India Company (EIC) ...