Chao Fu

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  • Caterina Calsamiglia, Chao Fu, Maia Güell
  • 2014
An important debate centers on what procedure should be used to allocate students across public schools. We contribute to this debate by developing and estimating a model of school choices by households under one of the most popular procedures known as the Boston mechanism (BM). We recover the joint distribution of household preferences and sophistication(More)
  • Chao Fu, Kenneth Burdett, Steven Durlauf, Aureo De Paula, Hanming Fang, Ken Hendricks +10 others
  • 2011
I develop and estimate a structural equilibrium model of the college market. Students, having heterogeneous abilities and preferences, make college application decisions, subject to uncertainty and application costs. Colleges, observing only noisy measures of student ability, choose tuition and admissions policies to compete for more able students. Tuition,(More)
The panel data literature on deterrence and capital punishment contains a wide range of empirical claims despite the use of common data sets for analysis. We interpret the diversity of findings in the literature in terms of differences in statistical model assumptions. Rather than attempt to determine a " best " model from which to draw empirical evidence(More)
Fuzzy c-means (FCM) algorithm is an important clustering method in pattern recognition, while the fuzziness parameter, m, in FCM algorithm is a key parameter that can significantly affect the result of clustering. Cluster validity index (CVI) is a kind of criterion function to validate the clustering results, thereby determining the optimal cluster number(More)
We study the optimal design of subsidies in an equilibrium setting, where the decisions of individual recipients impose externalities on one another. We apply the model to the case of post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans under the Louisiana Road Home rebuilding grant program (RH). We estimate the structural model via indirect inference , exploiting a(More)
  • Paola Bordon, Chao Fu, Joe Altonji, Peter Arcidiacono, Steven Durlauf, Hanming Fang +16 others
  • 2012
Many countries use college-major-speci…c admissions policies that require a student to choose a college-major pair upon college enrollment. Motivated by potential student-major mismatches under such policies, we explore the equilibrium e¤ects of postponing student choice of major. To do so, we develop an equilibrium model of college-major choices under the(More)
The effectiveness of capital punishment in deterring homicides has remained unclear despite the fact that the Supreme Court's moratorium on capital punishment and the subsequent adoption of capital punishment by a subset of states, combined with very different rates of execution across polities, would appear to be an ideal environment for revealing(More)
Giant arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a complex and relatively rare congenital lesion with high morbidity and mortality. Its optimal treatment, however, remains controversial. Normal perfusion pressure breakthrough (NPPB) is a potentially devastating complication following surgical resection. Generally, strict blood pressure control is particularly(More)
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