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Sample selection bias as a specification error
Sample selection bias as a specification error This paper discusses the bias that results from using non-randomly selected samples to estimate behavioral relationships as an ordinary specification
Matching As An Econometric Evaluation Estimator: Evidence from Evaluating a Job Training Programme
This paper considers whether it is possible to devise a nonexperimental procedure for evaluating a prototypical job training programme. Using rich nonexperimental data, we examine the performance of
Personality Psychology and Economics
This paper explores the power of personality traits both as predictors and as causes of academic and economic success, health, and criminal activity. Measured personality is interpreted as a
Matching As An Econometric Evaluation Estimator
This paper develops the method of matching as an econometric evaluation estimator. A rigorous distribution theory for kernel-based matching is presented. The method of matching is extended to more
A Method for Minimizing the Impact of Distributional Assumptions in Econometric Models for Duration Data
Conventional analyses of single spell duration models control for unobservables using a random effect estimator with the distribution of unobservables selected by ad hoc criteria. Both theoretical
The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Abilities on Labor Market Outcomes and Social Behavior
This article establishes that a low‐dimensional vector of cognitive and noncognitive skills explains a variety of labor market and behavioral outcomes. Our analysis addresses the problems of
Dummy Endogenous Variables in a Simultaneous Equation System
This paper considers the formulation and estimation of simultaneous equation models with both discrete and continuous endogenous variables. The statistical model proposed here is sufficiently rich to