Natalia A. Kolesnikova

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How significant was the economic progress of African Americans in the United States between 1970 and 2000? In this paper the authors examine this issue for black men 25 to 55 years of age who live in 14 large U.S. metropolitan areas. They present evidence that significant racial disparities remain in education and labor market outcomes of black and white(More)
This paper examines the role of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system and their advantages and shortcomings. In particular, it discusses the population of community college students and economic returns to community college education for various demographic groups. It offers new evidence on the returns to an associate's degree. Furthermore,(More)
In this paper we study whether location-speci…c price variation likely a¤ects statistical inference and theoretical interpretation in the empirical implementation of human capital earnings functions. We demonstrate, in a model of local labor markets, that the " return to schooling " is a constant across locations if and only if preferences are homothetic— a(More)
It was shown previously that a majority of hybrids produced by in vitro fusion of normal macrophages with Cloudman S91 melanoma cells displayed enhanced metastatic potential in vivo, increased motility in vitro, increased ability to produce melanin, and responsiveness to melanocyte stimulating hormone compared with the parental Cloudman S91 melanoma cells.(More)
JEL classification: J21 J22 R23 R41 Keywords: Female labor supply Local labor markets Commute time Non-convex budget sets a b s t r a c t This paper documents a little-noticed feature of US labor markets—very large variation in the labor supply of married women across cities. We focus on cross-city differences in commuting times as a potential explanation(More)
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The authors examine the experience of selected central banks that have used large-scale balance-sheet expansion, frequently referred to as " quantitative easing, " as a monetary policy instrument. The case studies focus on central banks responding to the recent financial crisis and Nordic central banks during the banking crises of the 1990s; others are(More)
the oldest community college in the nation, was founded in 1901. Since then, community colleges have become increasingly important for the U.S. education and training system. Today, 11.5 million students (6.5 million of whom are credit students) are enrolled in almost 1,200 community colleges, according to the Ameri-can Association of Community Colleges. Of(More)