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Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment
Using a random judge design and panel data from Norway, we estimate that imprisonment discourages further criminal behavior, with reoffense probabilities falling by 29 percentage points and criminalExpand
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Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?
Does internet use trigger sex crime? We use unique Norwegian data on crime and internet adoption to shed light on this question. A public program with limited funding rolled out broadband accessExpand
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Life-Cycle Bias and the Returns to Schooling in Current and Lifetime Earnings
This paper uses a unique data set with nearly career-long earnings histories to provide evidence on the returns to schooling in current and lifetime earnings. We use these results to assess theExpand
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The Distributional Impact of Public Services When Needs Differ
Despite a broad consensus on the need to take into account the value of public services in distributional analysis, there is little reliable evidence on how the inclusion of such non-cash incomeExpand
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Life-Cycle Earnings, Education Premiums, and Internal Rates of Return
Using Norwegian population panel data with nearly career-long earnings histories, we provide a detailed picture of the causal relationship between schooling and earnings over the life cycle. ToExpand
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Time Aggregation and State Dependence in Welfare Receipt
Dynamic discrete-choice models are an important tool in studies of state dependence in benefit receipt. A common assumption of such models is that benefit receipt sequences follow a conditionalExpand
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Incarceration Spillovers in Criminal and Family Networks
Using quasi-random assignment of criminal cases to judges, we estimate large incarceration spillovers in criminal and brother networks. When a defendant is sent to prison, there are 51 and 32Expand
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Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?
Does internet use trigger sex crime? We use unique Norwegian data on crime and internet adoption to shed light on this question. A public program with limited funding rolled out broadband accessExpand
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Intergenerational Effects of Incarceration
An often overlooked population in discussions of prison reform is the children of inmates. How a child is affected depends both on what incarceration does to their parent and what they learn fromExpand
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Signaling and Employer Learning with Instruments
The social and the private returns to education differ when education can increase productivity, and also be used to signal productivity. We show how instrumental variables can be used to separatelyExpand
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