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    • Achieving Escape Velocity: Neighborhood and School Interventions to Reduce Persistent Inequality 

      Fryer, Roland Gerhard; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2013)
      This paper reviews the evidence on the efficacy of neighborhood and school interventions in improving the long-run outcomes of children growing up in poor families. We focus on studies exploiting exogenous sources of ...
    • America's Jobs Challenges and the Continuing Role of the U.S. Department of Labor 

      Katz, Lawrence F. (Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2014)
    • Associations of Housing Mobility Interventions for Children in High-Poverty Neighborhoods With Subsequent Mental Disorders During Adolescence 

      Kessler, Ronald; Duncan, Greg J.; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Kling, Jeffrey R.; Sampson, Nancy A.; Sanbonmatsu, Lisa; Zaslavsky, Alan M.; Ludwig, Jens (American Medical Association (AMA), 2014)
      Importance Youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. Understanding neighborhood influences on mental health is crucial for designing neighborhood-level interventions. Objective To ...
    • Can Online Learning Bend the Higher Education Cost Curve? 

      Deming, David James; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Yuchtman, Noam (American Economic Association, 2015)
      We examine whether online learning technologies have led to lower prices in higher education. Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, we show that online education is concentrated in large ...
    • Comparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determination 

      Gibbons, Robert; Katz, Lawrence; Lemieux, Thomas; Parent, Daniel (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
      We develop a model in which a worker’s skills determine the worker’s current wage and sector. The market and the worker are initially uncertain about some of the worker’s skills. Endogenous wage changes and sector mobility ...
    • The Cost of Workplace Flexibility for High-Powered Professionals 

      Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (SAGE Publications, 2011)
      The authors study the pecuniary penalties for family-related amenities in the workplace (e.g., job interruptions, short hours, part-time work, and flexibility during the workday), how women have responded to them, and how ...
    • Cyclical Unemployment: Sectoral Shifts or Aggregate Disturbances? 

      Abraham, Katharine G.; Katz, Lawrence F. (University of Chicago Press, 1986)
      Recent work by David Lilien has argued that the positive correlation between the dispersion of employment growth rates across sectors (a) and the unemployment rate implies that sectoral shifts in labor demand are responsible ...
    • Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors 

      Bertrand, Marianne; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2010)
      The careers of MBAs from a top US business school are studied to understand how career dynamics differ by gender. Although male and female MBAs have nearly identical earnings at the outset of their careers, their earnings ...
    • Education and Income in the Early 20th Century: Evidence from the Prairies 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      We present the first estimates of the returns to years of schooling before 1940 using a large sample individuals (from the 1915 Iowa State Census). The returns to a year of high school or college were substantial in ...
    • Education and Income in the Early Twentieth Century: Evidence from the Prairies 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      We present the first estimates of the returns to years of schooling before 1940 using a large sample individuals (from the 1915 Iowa State Census). The returns to a year of high school or college were substantial in ...
    • The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment 

      Chetty, Raj; Hendren, Nathaniel; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2016)
      The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families housing vouchers to move from high-poverty housing projects to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We analyze MTO's impacts on children's long-term ...
    • Employee Crime and the Monitoring Puzzle 

      Dickens, William T.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Lang, Kevin; Summers, Lawrence H. (University of Chicago Press, 1989)
      The simplest economic theories of crime predict that profit-maximizing firms should follow strategies of minimal monitoring with large penalties for employee crime. We investigate possible reasons why firms actually spend ...
    • Essays in Applied Econometrics and Education 

      Barrios, Thomas (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation consists of three essays. First, we explore the implications of correlations that do not vanishing for units in different clusters for the actual and estimated precision of least squares estimators.
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics 

      Sands, Emily Glassberg (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation contains three chapters. Each applies the tools of applied microeconomics to questions in labor economics, the economics of education, and social economics, respectively. In the first chapter, which is ...
    • Essays in Development and Labor Economics 

      Aguilar Esteva, Arturo (2012-07-26)
    • Essays in Labor Economics and Contract Theory 

      Rao, Neel (2012-07-25)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in labor economics and contract theory. The first essay examines whether one’s wage is based on information about the performance of one’s personal contacts. I study wage determination ...
    • Essays in Law and Economics 

      Yang, Crystal Siming (2013-10-08)
      This dissertation consists of three papers relating to the field of Law and Economics. The first two papers examine the impact of increased judicial discretion on both racial disparities and inter-judge disparities in the ...
    • Essays in Local Labor Economics 

      Diamond, Rebecca (2014-06-24)
      This dissertation consists of three independent chapters. Chapter 1 examines the determinants and welfare implications of the increased geographic of workers by skill from 1980 to 2000. I estimate a structural spatial ...
    • Essays in Social Economics 

      Greenwood, Elizabeth (2012-07-23)
      This dissertation consists of three essays using economic methods to understand social policy issues. The first chapter uses a regression discontinuity framework to understand how teen birth rates respond to the first college ...
    • Essays on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

      Queiro, Francisco (2015-08-31)
      These essays investigate the role of entrepreneurial human capital as a driver of innovation and growth. In the first chapter, I estimate the effect of manager education on firm employment growth using administrative panel ...