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Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-07-27)
High-frequency data is useful to measure volatility, reduce recall bias, and measure dynamic treatment effects. We conduct the first experimental evaluation of high-frequency phone surveys in a developing country or with ...
Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?
The Decline of Diversity in Our Schools
Surprising Success Among Hispanic students
Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making
(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 ...
Estimating Racial Price Differentials in the Housing Market
(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 ...
Speculative Fever: Investor Contagion in the Housing Bubble
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-01)
Historical anecdotes of new investors being drawn into a booming asset market, only to suffer when the market turns, abound. While the role of investor contagion in asset bubbles has been explored extensively in the theoretical ...
A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions
(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 ...
The Role of Royalties in Resource Extraction Contracts
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2015-09-30)
The manner in which governments charge mineral resource producers has been the subject of considerable debate. In particular, there is a continuing debate about whether royalties should be reduced or eliminated, the preferred ...