Matthew Wiswall

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics

William H. Sewell Social Science Building

1180 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1393

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 627
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Sep 2013
Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college majors, earnings, gender differences, subjective expectations, risk aversion, overconfidence, competitiveness

Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7579
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Sep 2013
Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college majors, earnings, gender differences, subjective expectations, risk aversion, overconfidence, competitiveness

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 31 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2013
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college majors, information, uncertainty, risk, subjective expectations, marriage market returns, gender differences

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 500
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Jul 2011
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college major, information, uncertainty, risk, subjective expectations, marriage market returns

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment

Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) Working Paper No. 02-11
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 Jul 2011
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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Preference for the Workplace, Investment in Human Capital, and Gender

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 767
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
Downloads 264 (125,765)
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workplace preferences, compensating differentials, human capital, college majors, gender

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The Dynamics of Teacher Quality

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 18 Aug 2011
Matthew Wiswall
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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teacher quality, teacher value added, returns to experience, linear models, fixed effect models

Do Small Schools Improve Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Causal Evidence from New York City

NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 1986092
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 16 Jan 2012
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel and Matthew Wiswall
Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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education reform, small schools, heterogeneous treatment, instrumental variables

Do Small Schools Improve Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Causal Evidence from New York City

IESP Working Paper No. 04-11
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2014
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel and Matthew Wiswall
Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
Downloads 49 (429,756)
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Household Choices and Child Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5155
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Daniela Del Boca, Christopher J. Flinn and Matthew Wiswall
University of Turin - Department of Economics, New York University -Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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time allocation, child development, household labor supply

How do College Students Respond to Public Information about Earnings?

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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belief updating, college majors, information, uncertainty, subjective expectations, Bayesian updating

How do College Students Respond to Public Information about Earnings?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 516
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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belief updating, college majors, information, uncertainty, subjective expectations, Bayesian updating

Evolution of Gender Differences in Post-Secondary Human Capital Investments: College Majors

Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) Working Paper No. 03-11
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 29 Jul 2011
Matthew Wiswall and Ahu Gemici
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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Evolution of Gender Differences in Post‐Secondary Human Capital Investments: College Majors

International Economic Review, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 23-56, 2014
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Ahu Gemici and Matthew Wiswall
New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Does Small High School Reform Lift Urban Districts? Evidence from NYC

National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) Conference, June 2012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Feb 2012
New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics, Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research and New York University (NYU) - Institute for Education and Social Policy
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education reform, small schools

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What Linear Estimators Miss: Re-Examining the Effects of Family Income on Child Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4971
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Katrine Vellesen Løken, Magne Mogstad and Matthew Wiswall
University of Bergen - Department of Economics, Statistics Norway and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
Downloads 67 (364,002)
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instrumental variables estimation, fixed effects estimation, nonlinearities, child development, family income, linear models

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How Much Should We Trust Linear Instrumental Variables Estimators? An Application to Family Size and Children's Education

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4562
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Magne Mogstad and Matthew Wiswall
Statistics Norway and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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instrumental variables, variable treatment intensity, treatment effect heterogeneity, selection bias, quantity-quality, family size, child outcome

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Linearity in Instrumental Variables Estimation: Problems and Solutions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5216
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Magne Mogstad and Matthew Wiswall
Statistics Norway and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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linear model, variable treatment intensity, nonlinearity, instrumental variables

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Instrumental Variables Estimation with Partially Missing Instruments

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4689
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Magne Mogstad and Matthew Wiswall
Statistics Norway and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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instrumental variables, partially missing instruments, sample selection, sub-sample estimation

Transfers to Households with Children and Child Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8393
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Sep 2014
Daniela Del Boca, Christopher J. Flinn and Matthew Wiswall
University of Turin - Department of Economics, New York University -Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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child development, time allocation, income transfers, conditional cash transfers

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Does Small High School Reform Life Urban Districts? Evidence from New York City

Educational Researcher, pp. 1-12, 2015, DOI: 10.3102/0013189X15579187
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 May 2015
Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Matthew Wiswall
New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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econometric analysis, educational reform, high schools, regression analyses, school reform, small schools, systemic effects, quasi-experimental analysis, urban high schools, urban education

Human Capital Investments and Expectations About Career and Family

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 792
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 02 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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human capital, subjective expectations, college major, uncertainty, marriage, fertility, labor supply, gender

Human Capital Investments and Expectations About Career and Family

NBER Working Paper No. w22543
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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Making Summer Matter: The Impact of Youth Employment on Academic Performance

NBER Working Paper No. w21470
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Aug 2015
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Jacob Leos-Urbel and Matthew Wiswall
Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research, New York University (NYU) - Institute for Education and Social Policy and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Early Childhood Care and Cognitive Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13047
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
Juan Chaparro, Aaron Sojourner and Matthew Wiswall
Universidad EAFIT, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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human capital, skill formation, child care, maternal labor supply

Early Childhood Care and Cognitive Development

NBER Working Paper No. w26813
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
Juan Chaparro, Aaron Sojourner and Matthew Wiswall
Universidad EAFIT, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Actors in the Child Development Process

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12103
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 21 May 2019
University of Turin, New York University (NYU), New York University (NYU) and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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time allocation, child development, household labor supply

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Preference for the Workplace, Human Capital, and Gender

NBER Working Paper No. w22173
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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Estimating the Technology of Children's Skill Formation

NBER Working Paper No. w22442
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 25 Jul 2016
Francesco Agostinelli and Matthew Wiswall
University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
Downloads 6 (656,598)
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The Role of Heterogeneous Risk Preferences, Discount Rates, and Earnings Expectations in College Major Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w26785
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
Arpita Patnaik, Joanna Venator, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Economics
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Home and School in the Development of Children

NBER Working Paper No. w26037
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Jul 2019
University of Pennsylvania, IMPAQ International LLC and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Labor Market Search with Imperfect Information and Learning

NBER Working Paper No. w24988
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
John Conlon, Laura Pilossoph, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Harvard University, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Economics
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Identification of Dynamic Latent Factor Models: the Implications of Re-Normalization in a Model of Child Development

NBER Working Paper No. w22441
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jul 2016
Francesco Agostinelli and Matthew Wiswall
University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Actors in the Child Development Process

NBER Working Paper No. w25596
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 26 Feb 2019
University of Turin - Department of Economics, New York University -Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labour Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender

The Economic Journal, Vol. 127, Issue 604, pp. 2153-2186, 2017
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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