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Journal article published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly on Colombia study on the impact of childcare centres and home-based childcare on child cognitive and socio-emotional development.
Journal article | Economics of Education Review
Jack Britton, Laura van der Erve and Tim Higgins
The impact of the design of income contingent loans for Higher Education students on the magnitude and distribution of government subsidies is highly dependent on the institutional setting.
Journal article | Journal of Public Economics
We examine the effects of employee and employer social security contributions (SSCs) on labor cost, hours of work, and labor cost per hour in the UK.We find that reductions in marginal rates of employee – but not employer – SSCs have positive effects on labor cost that operate through hours of ...
Journal article | The Economic Journal
This paper studies the relationship between group size and informal risk sharing. It shows that under limited commitment with coalitional deviations, this relationship is theoretically ambiguous.
Journal article | Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
In many contexts we may be interested in understanding whether direct connections between agents, such as declared friendships in a classroom or family links in a rural village, affect their outcomes. In this paper, we review the literature studying econometric methods for the analysis of linear ...
Journal article | PLoS Medicine
Alison Andrew, Orazio Attanasio, Emla Fitzsimons, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Costas Meghir and Marta Rubio Codina
Poor early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income countries is a major concern. There are calls to universalise access to ECD interventions through integrating them into existing government services but little evidence on the medium- or long-term effects of such scalable models.
Journal article | Journal of Public Economics
We study household income inequality in both Great Britain and the United States and the interplay between labour market earnings and the tax system.
Journal article | Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
We study household income inequality in both Great Britain and the United States and the interplay between labour market earnings and the tax system.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies
Margherita Borella, Mariacristina De Nardi and Eric French
Medicaid is a government programme that also provides health insurance to the elderly who have few assets and either low income or catastrophic health care expenses. We ask how the Medicaid rules map into the reality of Medicaid recipiency, and we ask what other observable characteristics are ...
Journal article | Economics Letters
Collective models identifying resource shares are promising tools to analyze intra-household welfare and poverty. However, their empirical application has proven difficult in practice as authors contend with large standard errors and unstable estimates. This paper uses a prominent framework to show ...
Journal article | Environmental and Resource Economics
We develop an approach to valuing non-market goods using nonparametric revealed preference analysis. We show how nonparametric methods can also be used to bound the welfare effects of changes in the provision of a non-market good.
Journal article | The Journal of Economic Inequality
Most analyses of inequality and tax and benefit reforms are based on measures of individuals’ circumstances at a point in time. But strong age-profiles in earnings, among other characteristics that the tax and benefit system conditions upon, combined with individuals’ ability to transfer ...
Journal article | Journal of Economic Surveys
Understanding whether and how connections between agents (networks) such as declared friendships in classrooms, transactions between firms, and extended family connections, influence their socio-economic outcomes has been a growing area of research within economics.
Journal article | Journal of Econometrics
Ron Gallant, Raffaella Giacomini and Giuseppe Ragusa
We consider Bayesian estimation of state space models when the measurement density is not available but estimating equations for the parameters of the measurement density are available from moment conditions.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies
Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Hyunmin Park, Myung Hwan Seo and Youngki Shin
Using the Reinhart–Rogoff dataset, we find a debt threshold not around 90 per cent but around 30 per cent, above which the median real gross domestic product (GDP) growth falls abruptly.
Journal article | Econometric Theory
Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Song, Kyungchul and Yoon-Jae Whang
In this article, we propose a general method for testing inequality restrictions on nonparametric functions. Our framework includes many nonparametric testing problems in a unified framework, with a number of possible applications in auction models, game theoretic models, wage inequality, and ...
Journal article | Discussion Paper
Daniel Aaronson, Eric French and Isaac Sorkin
Exploring industry dynamics and the response to minimum wage hikes.
Journal article | CESifo Economic Studies
Corrective taxes have been implemented in a number of countries with the aim of addressing growing concern about the rise in obesity- and diet-related diseases. The rationale is that food consumption imposes costs on the consumer in the future that they do not fully take into account at the point ...
Journal article | Quantitative Economics
Paper forthcoming in Quantitative Economics.
Journal article | Econometric Theory*
Forthcoming article in Econometric Theory