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Data vs. Methods: Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Alternative Sample Selection Corrections for Missing College Entrance Exam Score Data
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-06-07)
In 2007, Michigan began requiring all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exam. This natural experiment allows us to evaluate the performance of several parametric and semiparametric sample selection correction ...
College Attrition and the Dynamics of Information Revelation
(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 ...
The second international conference "genetics of aging and longevity".
(Aging (Albany NY), 2012-05)
Extremal Quantile Regressions for Selection Models and the Black-White Wage Gap
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2014-06-01)
We consider the estimation of a semiparametric location-scale model subject to endogenous selection, in the absence of an instrument or a large support regressor. Identification relies on the independence between the covariates ...
Global protected area impacts.
(Proc Biol Sci, 2011-06-07)
Protected areas (PAs) dominate conservation efforts. They will probably play a role in future climate policies too, as global payments may reward local reductions of loss of natural land cover. We estimate the impact of ...
Price Discrimination in the Housing Market
(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 ...
The Career Prospects of Overeducated Americans
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2014-05-01)
In this paper we analyze career dynamics for the large share of U.S. workers who have more schooling than their peers in the same occupation. We use data from the NLSY79 combined with the CPS to analyze transitions into ...
Endogenous Sources of Volatility in Housing Markets: The Joint Buyer-Seller Problem
(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 ...
What Drives Racial and Ethnic Differences in High Cost Mortgages? The Role of High Risk Lenders
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-01)
This paper examines racial and ethnic differences in high cost mortgage lending in seven diverse metropolitan areas from 2004-2007. Even after controlling for credit score and other key risk factors, African-American and ...
Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-03-03)
I study the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracking reduces low-scoring students' GPAs but has little effect on high-scoring students. This ...