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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 specificationExpand
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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 ofExpand
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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 aExpand
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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 moreExpand
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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 ofExpand
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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 theoreticalExpand
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The Economics and Econometrics of Active Labor Market Programs
Policy makers view public sector-sponsored employment and training programs and other active labor market policies as tools for integrating the unemployed and economically disadvantaged into the workExpand
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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 toExpand
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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits
This paper explores the interface between personality psychology and economics. We examine the predictive power of personality and the stability of personality traits over the life cycle. We developExpand
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