Recommends a two-step synthetic control method which allows for estimation of a specification with interactive fixed effects which nests more traditional additive fixed effects models.
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Strict Duality and Overlapping Productivity Distributions between Formal and Informal Firms May 16, 2018
Develops a multi-industry general equilibrium model where entrepreneurs within each industry can decide to operate formally or informally.
Medical Care Spending and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Workers' Compensation Reforms May 2, 2018
Following workers' compensation reforms in California, workers with low back injuries received less medical care, leading to an 8% drop in post-injury earnings relative to other injured workers. These results suggest that medical spending can impact health and that health a?ects labor outcomes.
What They Say and What They Do: Comparing Physical Activity Across the USA, England and the Netherlands May 2, 2018
Self-reported data showed only minor differences in physical activity across the Netherlands, England, and US. However, accelerometer data showed that Americans were significantly less active than the Dutch or English.
Dementia Prevalence in the United States in 2000 and 2012: Estimates Based on a Nationally Representative Study April 27, 2018
The prevalence of dementia in the U.S. among those 65 or older decreased between 2000 and 2012, although less rapidly than reported in other studies.
This paper explores the utility of two prominent psychological variables - cognitive ability and personality - as predictors, while also substantially expanding the detail with which retirement pathways can be characterized.
Fertility, Gender Preference, the Birth Planning Policy and Life Satisfaction in China March 14, 2018
Investigation of Birth Planning Policy effect on parity-specific birth continuation probabilities and parental life satisfaction as a function of the numbers and gender composition of children both before and after the implementation of the BPP.
Fertility Behaviors in South Korea and Their Association with Ultrasound Prenatal Sex Screening March 14, 2018
Using the 1985, 1995, and 2005 Korean Censuses, we find significant period effects suggesting that sex ratios at birth became unnaturally imbalanced when ultrasound technology became available..
Cognitive Ability and Retirement Decision Making March 13, 2018
Examines the relative roles of cognitive ability and financial literacy, and decline in cognitive ability, in influencing retirement-related financial behaviors, such as retirement saving and the decumulation of wealth.
Crises Beyond Belief: Findings on contagion, the role of beliefs, and the Eurozone debt crisis from a borrower lender game March 6, 2018
Presents a borrower-lender game with sequential moves and imperfect information, to discuss the potential for contagion through debt and trade channels while highlighting the role of beliefs.