Francis Vella

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This paper presents some two-step estimators for a wide range of parametric panel data models with censored endogenous variables and sample selection bias. Our approach is to derive estimates of the unobserved heterogeneity responsible for the en-dogeneity/selection bias to include as additional explanatory variables in the primary equation. These are(More)
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Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
This paper provides a control function estimator to adjust for en-dogeneity in the triangular simultaneous equations model where there are no available exclusion restrictions to generate suitable instruments. Our approach is to exploit the dependence of the errors on exogenous variables (e.g. heteroscedasticity) to adjust the conventional control function(More)
H ousehold conditions and characteristics play an important role in determining the outcomes of children. The strength and nature of that role has been an important research area for social scientists. One characteristic is of special importance for economists—household incomes. Does having more money in the household produce better child outcomes over(More)
This paper introduces bias-corrected estimators for nonlinear panel data models with both time invariant and time varying heterogeneity. These models include systems of equations with limited dependent variables and unobserved individual effects, and sample selection models with unobserved individual effects. Our two-step approach first estimates the(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
We investigate the evolution and the sources of aggregate employment reallocation in the United States in the 1971-2000 March ¯les of the Current Population Survey. We focus on the annual °ows of male workers across occupations at the Census 3-digit level, the ¯nest disaggregation at which a moving worker changes career and reallocates his skills to an(More)