My current main area of research is concerned with the intrinsic uncertainty of educational investments and how individuals account for and react to that. More in general I am interested, and ready to supervise, applied microeconomic work in labour economics broadly defined. That would include, but not limited to, economics of education and higher education, migration and discrimination in the labour market.
Under a methodological perspective, I am particularly interested in semiparametric selection models and semiparametric methods in general. Some examples are given in the selected references.
Key words: applied microeconometrics, labour economics, economics of education, decision making under risk, unobserved heterogeneity, semiparametric estimation.
My papers are accessible from these three sources:
Other selected readings
- Ahn, H. and J. Powell (1993), "Semiparametric Estimation of Censored Selection Models with a Nonparametric Selection Mechanism", Journal of Econometrics, 58(1/2), 3-29.
- Arcidiacono P. (2004), "Ability Sorting and the Returns to College Major", Journal of Econometrics, 1-2, 343-357.
- Cameron, S. V. and C. Taber (2004), "Estimation of Educational Borrowing Constraints Using Returns to Schooling", Journal of Political Economy 112(1), 132-182.
- Chen, S. (2008), "Estimating the Variance of Wages in the Presence of Selection and Unobserved Heterogeneity", The Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(2), 275-289.
- Cunha, F., J. Heckman, and S. Navarro (2005), "Separating Uncertainty from Heterogeneity in Life Cycle Earnings", Oxford Economic Papers, 57(2), 191-261.
- Dahl, G. B. (2002), "Mobility and the Return to Education: Testing a Roy Model with Multiple Markets", Econometrica, 70(6), 2367-2420.
- McCrary J. (2007), "The Effect of Court-Ordered Hiring Quotas on the Composition and Quality of Police", American Economic Review, 97, 318-353.
- Waldinger F. (2010), "Quality Matters: The Expulsion of Professors and the Consequences for Ph.D. Student Out-comes in Nazi Germany", Journal of Political Economy, 118(4), 787-831, 2010
- Zafar, B. (2011), "How Do College Students Form Expectations?", Journal of Labor Economics, 29(2), 301-348.