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Estimating the Value of Higher Education Financial Aid: Evidence from a Field Experiment
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-06-01)
Using data from a Canadian field experiment designed to elicit risk and time preferences and quantify financial barriers to higher education, we estimate the distribution of the value of financial aid for prospective students, ...
Frictional Spatial Equilibrium
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-09-27)
We study the properties of spatial equilibrium in an economy where locations have heterogeneous endowments and the labour market is subject to matching frictions. Both workers and firms make endogenous location decisions, ...
Job Search and Migration in a System of Cities
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-12-07)
We build an equilibrium job search model, where workers engage in both off- and on-the-job search over a set of cities, to quantify the impact of spatial matching frictions and mobility costs on the job search process. Migration ...
Internal and External Validity of Experimental Risk and Time Preferences
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-10-31)
Using a unique field experiment from Canada, we estimate individual preference over risk and time and show considerable heterogeneity in both dimensions and relatively stable distributions across our various specifications, ...
Frictional Labor Mobility
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-05-03)
We build a dynamic model of migration where, in addition to classical mobility costs, workers face informational frictions that decrease their ability to compete for distant job opportunities. We structurally estimate the ...