Arnaud Maurel

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Choosing the Field of Study in Post-Secondary Education: Do Expected Earnings Matter? This paper examines the determinants of the choice of the major when the length of studies is uncertain, by using a framework in which students entering post-secondary education are assumed to anticipate their future earnings. For that purpose, we use French data coming(More)
We show that data on subjective expectations, especially on outcomes from counterfactual choices and choice probabilities, are a powerful tool in recovering ex ante treatment effects as well as preferences for different treatments. In this paper we focus on the choice of occupation, and use elicited beliefs from a sample of male undergraduates at Duke(More)
This paper investigates the determinants of college attrition in a setting where individuals have imperfect information about their schooling ability and labor market productivity. We estimate a dynamic structural model of schooling and work decisions, where high school graduates choose a bundle of education and work combinations. We take into account the(More)
  • Xavier d’Haultfoeuille, Arnaud Maurel, Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 2009
Another Look at the Identification at Infinity of Sample Selection Models It is often believed that without instrument, endogenous sample selection models are identified only if a covariate with a large support is available (see Chamberlain, 1986, and Lewbel, 2007). We propose a new identification strategy mainly based on the condition that the selection(More)
A. Maurel, P. Ern, B. J. A. Zielinska, and J. E. Wesfreid Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes URA CNRS 857, Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris (ESPCI), 10 rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France Schlumberger Industries/Gas Engineering Montrouge, Boite Postale 620 05-92 542 Montrouge, Cedex, France ~Received 3(More)
As the workforce has become more educated, educational decisions are no longer just about whether to acquire more, but rather what type of education to pursue. In college, individuals somewhat specialize through their choice of college major. Further specialization occurs in graduate school. This chapter investigates how majors and graduate school affect(More)
This paper considers the identification and estimation of an extension of Roy’s model (1951) of occupational choice, which includes a non-pecuniary component in the decision equation and allows for uncertainty on the potential earnings. This framework is well suited to various economic contexts, including educational and sectoral choices, or migration(More)
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, and relate it to parental socio-economic background, individual skills, risk and time preferences. Our results point to credit(More)
This paper examines the determinants of the choice of the major when the length of post-secondary studies and subsequent labor market earnings are uncertain. For that purpose, we use French data coming from the 1998 Generation survey collected by CEREQ (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, France). Our econometric approach is based on a(More)