Develops a novel identification strategy that uses information on the network structure of producer relationships to provide estimates of the size of productivity spillovers.
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When Regional Policies Fail: An Evaluation of Indonesia's Integrated Economic Development ZonesFebruary 27, 2017
Studies the effects of Indonesia's Integrated Economic Development Zone program which provides substantial tax-breaks for firms that locate in certain districts in the Outer Islands of Indonesia.
The Economic Returns from Investing in Early Childhood Programs in the Granite StateFebruary 15, 2017
We assessed investments in early childhood programs in New Hampshire, summarizing benefits and economic returns of three early intervention strategies and estimating costs and benefits of statewide investments in programs for at-risk children.
Investing in the Early Years: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood in New HampshireFebruary 15, 2017
This report documents the ongoing need for early childhood investments in the state of New Hampshire, particularly for at-risk children; the evidence base for three strategies for promoting child development from birth to kindergarten entry — early home visiting, high-quality child care, and high-quality preschool; and the estimated economic returns in New Hampshire under various scenarios for expanding investments in such programs.
Investigates how households locate contributions across tax deferred savings accounts that are nominally held in one spouse's name and how these decisions may impact accumulated assets.
Drawing Down Retirement Wealth: Interactions between Social Security Wealth and Private Retirement SavingsFebruary 2, 2017
Uses Health and Retirement Study survey data matched to Social Security administrative data to study how households integrate Social Security benefits into their general retirement income plans.
Opting out of Retirement Plan Default SettingsFebruary 2, 2017
Analyzes administrative data provided by Vanguard on newly hired employees to compare the rate at which they elect a different contribution rate, investment portfolio, or both within the first few years of participation.
Home visits delivered by a nurse-parent educator team reduced children's health care use in the first year of life.
Supply-Side Drug Policy in the Presence of Substitutes: Evidence from the Introduction of Abuse-Deterrent OpioidsJanuary 12, 2017
Studies the consequences of supply disruptions of abusable opioids including the increase use of substitute drugs.
Assessing the Spatial Concentration of Indonesia's Manufacturing Sector: Evidence from Three DecadesJanuary 11, 2017
Investigates the impact of changes in political regimes on industrial concentration.