Organized by General Topic

Program Evaluation, Methodology and Applications

  "Structural Estimation and Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries" with Kenneth I. Wolpin, forthcoming in Volume 2, Annual Review of Economics.
  "The Structural Estimation of Behavioral Models: Discrete Choice Dynamic Programming Methods and Applications"" with Michael P. Keane and Kenneth I. Wolpin, forthcoming in Volume 2, Handbook of Labor Economics.
  "A Note on Adapting Propensity Score Matching and Selection Models to Choice Based Samples" with James J. Heckman, forthcoming in Econometric Reviews.
  "Schooling Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfers on Young Children: Evidence from Mexico" with Jere Behrman and Susan Parker, Economic Development and Cultural Change , April, 2009, Vol. 57, No. 3: 439-477.
  "Medium Term Impacts of the Oportunidades Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Rural Youth in Mexico" with Jere Behrman and Susan Parker, in Stephan Klasen and Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann, Eds., Poverty, Inequality and Policy in Latin America, Cambridge , MA: MIT Press, 2009.
  "How Conditional Cash Transfers Impact Schooling and Work for Children and Youth in Urban Mexico" with Jere Behrman, Jorge Gallardo-Garcia, Susan Parker, and Viviana Velez-Grajales, Working Paper .
  "Ex Ante Evaluation of Social Programs" with Kenneth Wolpin, forthcoming in Annals of Economics and Statistics.
  "Assessing the Impact of a school subsidy program in Mexico: Using a social experiment to validate a dynamic behavioral model of child schooling and fertility" with Kenneth I. Wolpin, American Economic Review, Vol. 96, 2006, Issue 5, 1384-1417.
  "Matching Estimators" The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  "Progressing through Progresa: An Impact Assessment of a School Subsidy Experiment" with Jere Behrman and Piyali Sengupta, Economic Development and Cultural Change Oct., 2006, Vol. 54, No. 1, 237-275.
  "Does Matching Address Lalonde's Critique of Nonexperimental Estimators?" with Jeffrey Smith, Journal of Econometrics, March-April, 2005, 305-353.
  "Evaluating Social Programs with Endogenous Program Placement and Selection of the Treated" ed. T. Paul Schultz and John A. Strauss, Handbook of Development Economics, Vol. 4, Elsevier, 2008.
  "Implementing Semiparametric Estimators" with Hidehiko Ichimura, ed. J. J. Heckman and E. Leamer, Handbook of Econometrics, Vol. 6, Elsevier, 2007.

 

"Matching as an econometric evaluation estimator: Evidence from Evaluating a Job Training Program," Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 64(4), Oct. 1997, with James Heckman and Hidehiko Ichimura.

 

"Matching as an econometric evaluation estimator" , Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 65(2), April. 1998, with James Heckman and Hidehiko Ichimura
  "Characterizing Selection Bias Using Experimental Data", Econometrica Vol. 66, September, 1998, with James Heckman, Hidehiko Ichimura and Jeff Smith.
  "Sources of Selection Bias in Evaluating Social Programs: An Interpretation of Conventional Measures and Evidence on the Effectiveness of Matching as a Program Evaluation Method" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nov. 1996, with James Heckman, Hidehiko Ichimura and Jeff Smith.
  "Identification of Treatment Effects by Regression Discontinuity Design" Econometrica, 2001, with Jinyong Hahn and Wilbert van der Klauww.
  "Reconciling Conflicting Evidence on the Performance of Matching Estimators", American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May, 2001, with Jeffrey Smith.
  "Evaluating Preschool Programs when Length of Exposure to the Program Varies: A Nonparametric Approach" in Review of Economics and Statistics, Feb, 2004, with Jere Behrman and Yingmei Cheng, 2000.
   

Educational Production and Rates of Return to Education

  "The Production of Cognitive Achievement in Children: Home, School and Racial Test Score Gaps" with Kenneth I. Wolpin, Journal of Human Capital, Vol. 1, 2007.
  "On the Specification and Estimating of the Production Production Function for Cognitive Achievement", with Kenneth I. Wolpin Economic Journal, Feb, 2003, pp F3-F33.

 

"Human Capital Pricing Equations with an application to estimating the effect of schooling quality on earnings," with James J. Heckman and Annie Layne-Farrar Review of Economics and Statistics, Nov, 1996.

 

"Does Measured School Quality Really Matter? An Examination of the Earnings-Quality Relationship," in G. Burtless, ed. Does Money Matter: The Effects of School Resources on Student Achievement and Adult Success, 1996, with James Heckman and Anne Layne-Farrar.
  "Earnings functions and rates of return" with James Heckman and Lance Lochner, Journal of Human Capital, Vol. 2, 2008, 1-31.
  "Earnings Functions, Rates of Return and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and Beyond" with James J. Heckman and Lance Lochner, Handbook of Education Economics, Vol. 1, ed. E. Hanushek and F. Welch, Elsevier, 2007.
   

Retirement and Pensions

  "Learning from the Chilean Experience: The Determinants of Pension Switching" with Olivia Mitchell in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Savings Programs, ed... Annamaria Lusardi, University of Chicago Press
  "A Test of Lazear's Mandatory Retirement Model" with Steven Stern, Research in Labor Economics, 2000, 253-273.
   

Studies of Source of Black-White Wage and Employment Disparities

  "Understanding Black-White Wage Differentials: 1960-1990" American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May, 2000, with James Heckman and Thomas Lyons,
  "Legal Activism, Private Philanthropy, and the Schooling of Southern Blacks, 1910-1960" with James J. Heckman and John Donohue Quarterly Journal of Economics, February, 2002, 225-268.
  "Understanding the Contribution of Legislation, Social Activism, Markets and Choice to the Economic Progress of African Americans in the Twentieth Century",manuscript with James J. Heckman.
   

Economics of Crime and Policing

  "A Theory of Optimal Crackdowns" with Nicola Persico and Jan Eeckhout, forthcoming in the American Economic Review.
  "The Hit Rate Test for Bias in Motor Vehicle Searches" with Nicola Persico, Justice Quarterly, 25(1), March, 2008, pp.37-53.
  "Racial Profiling" The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition., Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  "Generalizing the Hit Rates Test for Racial Bias in Law Enforcement, with an Application to Vehicle Searches in Wichita" with Nicola Persico, Economic Journal, Vol. 116, Issue 515, F351-F367.
  "Racial Bias in Motor Vehicle Searches: Theory and Evidence" with John Knowles and Nicola Persico Journal of Political Economy February, 2001, pp 203-229.
  "Passenger Profiling, Imperfect Screening and Airport Security" in AER Papers and Proceedings, with Nicola Persico, May, 2005.

Working Papers and Papers under Submission

  "Do Cash Transfer Programs for Schooling Generate Lasting Benefits? A Five Year Follow-Up of PROGRESA/Oportunidades" with Jere Behrman and Susan Parker
  "Choice of Product under Government Regulation: The Case of Chile's Privatized Pension System; with Elena Krasnokutskaya and Ludwig Ressner.
  "How Beliefs about HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi",with Aureo de Paula and Gil Shapira

"A practical guide to implementing matching estimators"
  "Effects of a Universal School Voucher System on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Chile",with David Bravo and Sankar Mukhopadhyay