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    • A note on identification of discrete choice models for bundles and binary games 

      Fox, Jeremy T.; Lazzati, Natalia (2017)
      We study nonparametric identification of single-agent discrete choice models for bundles (without requiring bundle-specific prices) and of binary games of complete information. We show that these two models are quite similar ...
    • Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment in Mexican High Schools 

      Behrman, Jere R.; Parker, Susan W.; Todd, Petra E.; Wolpin, Kenneth I. (2015)
      This paper evaluates the impact of three different performance incentive schemes using data from a social experiment that randomized 88 Mexican high schools with over 40,000 students into three treatment groups and a control ...
    • An Anatomy of U.S. Personal Bankruptcy under Chapter 13 

      Eraslan, Hülya; Koşar, Gizem; Li, Wenli; Sarte, Pierre-Daniel (2017)
      We build a structural model that captures salient features of personal bankruptcy under Chapter 13. We estimate our model using a novel data set that we construct from bankruptcies filed in Delaware between 2001 and 2002. ...
    • Balancing act: weighing the factors affecting the taxation of capital income in a small open economy 

      McKeehan, Margaret K.; Zodrow, George R. (2016)
      Alternative economic theories yield dramatically different prescriptions for optimal capital taxation in small open economies. On the one hand, foreign firms, including those with investments that yield firm-specific ...
    • Balancing supply and demand under bilateral constraints 

      Bochet, Olivier; İlkılıç, Rahmi; Moulin, Hervé; Sethuraman, Jay (2012)
      In a moneyless market, a nondisposable homogeneous commodity is reallocated between agents with single-peaked preferences. Agents are either suppliers or demanders. Transfers between a supplier and a demander are feasible ...
    • Comparing Utilization and Costs of Care in Freestanding Emergency Departments, Hospital Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Centers 

      Ho, Vivian; Metcalfe, Leanne; Dark, Cedric; Vu, Lan; Weber, Ellerie; Shelton, George; Underwood, Howard R. (2017)
      Study objective: We compare utilization, price per visit, and the types of care delivered across freestanding emergency departments (EDs), hospital-based EDs, and urgent care centers in Texas. Methods: We analyzed insurance ...
    • Competition in Business Taxes and Public Services: Are Production-Based Taxes Superior to Capital Taxes? 

      Gugl, Elisabeth; Zodrow, George R. (2015)
      Although most of the tax competition literature focuses on the provision of local public services to households, several papers analyze tax competition when capital taxes are used to finance local public services provided ...
    • Decomposing Trends in Inequality in Earnings into Forecastable and Uncertain Components 

      Cunha, Flávio; Heckman, James (2016)
      A substantial empirical literature documents the rise in wage inequality in the American economy. It is silent on whether the increase in inequality is due to components of earnings that are predictable by agents or whether ...
    • Dynamic Agenda Setting 

      Chen, Ying; Eraslan, Hülya (2017)
      A party in power can address a limited number of issues. What issues to address--the party's agenda--has dynamic implications because it affects what issues will be addressed in the future. We analyze a model in which the ...
    • Early life height and weight production functions with endogenous energy and protein inputs 

      Puentes, Esteban; Wang, Fan; Behrman, Jere R.; Cunha, Flavio; Hoddinott, John; Maluccio, John A.; Adair, Linda S.; Borja, Judith B.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Stein, Aryeh D. (2016)
      We examine effects of protein and energy intakes on height and weight growth for children between 6 and 24 months old in Guatemala and the Philippines. Using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity and estimating ...
    • The Effect of Punishment Severity on Plea Bargaining 

      Boylan, Richard T. (2012-08)
      This study examines whether criminal suspects facing more severe punishments are more likely to go to trial. Sample selection makes it difficult to obtain valid proxies for severity; for instance, I expect severity to be ...
    • The effects of efficiency and TFP growth on pollution in Europe: a multistage spatial analysis 

      Adetutu, Morakinyo; Glass, Anthony J.; Kenjegalieva, Karligash; Sickles, Robin C. (2014)
      It is common in efficiency studies which analyse the environment for pollution to form part of the production technology. Pollution therefore affects efficiency and the TFP growth decomposition. As an alternative approach ...
    • Fairness Incentives for Myopic Agents 

      Kannan, Sampath; Kearns, Michael; Morgenstern, Jamie; Pai, Mallesh; Roth, Aaron; Vohra, Rakesh; Wu, Zhiwei Steven (2017)
      We consider settings in which we wish to incentivize myopic agents (such as Airbnb landlords, who may emphasize short-term profits and property safety) to treat arriving clients fairly, in order to prevent overall ...
    • Genericity and Robustness of Full Surplus Extraction 

      Chen, Yi-Chun; Xiong, Siyang (2013)
      We study whether priors that admit full surplus extraction (FSE) are generic, an issue that becomes a gauge to evaluate the validity of the current mechanism design paradigm. We consider the space of priors on the universal ...
    • Impact of processes of care aimed at complication reduction on the cost of complex cancer surgery 

      Short, Marah N.; Ho, Vivian; Aloia, Thomas A. (2015)
      Background and Objectives: Health care providers add multiple processes to the care of complex cancer patients, believing they prevent and/or ameliorate complications. However, the relationship between these processes, ...
    • The Influence of Complications on the Costs of Complex Cancer Surgery 

      Short, Marah N.; Aloia, Thomas A.; Ho, Vivian (2013)
      It is widely known that outcomes after cancer surgery vary widely, depending on interactions between patient, tumor, neoadjuvant therapy, and provider factors. Within this complex milieu, the influence of complications on ...
    • Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform 

      Boylan, Richard T.; Mocan, Naci (2013)
      The United States Supreme Court ruled in May 2011 that prison overcrowding in California constituted cruel and unusual punishment. This decision revived a long-standing debate among scholars and policy makers as to whether ...
    • Mental health stigma 

      Bharadwaj, Prashant; Pai, Mallesh M.; Suziedelyte, Agne (2017)
      Comparing self-reports to administrative records, we find that survey respondents are significantly more likely to under-report mental illnesses compared to other health conditions. This behavior is consistent with the ...
    • Nonstationarity and Stochastic Stability of Relative Income Clubs 

      El-Gamal, Mahmoud A.; Ryu, Deockhyun (2013)
      The recent literature on “convergence” of cross-country per capita incomes has been dominated by the two hypotheses of “global convergence” and “club-convergence,” pertaining to limits of estimated income distribution ...
    • Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service? 

      Boylan, Richard T. (2016)
      After storm-related power outages, many have recommended municipalizing investor-owned utilities, claiming that profit-making utilities have insufficient incentive to prepare for storms. I provide empirical evidence that ...