Petra Todd

University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)

133 South 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6297

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

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Citation 82

Fifty Years of Mincer Earnings Regressions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 775
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Jun 2003
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Mincer Model, Earnings Regressions, Returns to Schooling

Fifty Years of Mincer Earnings Regressions

NBER Working Paper No. w9732
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 15 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2010
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Earnings Functions, Rates of Return and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and Beyond

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1700
Number of pages: 200 Posted: 09 Aug 2005
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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rate of return to schooling, internal rate of return, uncertainty, psychic costs, panel data, distribution

Earnings Functions, Rates of Return and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and Beyond

NBER Working Paper No. w11544
Number of pages: 199 Posted: 20 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2010
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Passenger Profiling, Imperfect Screening, and Airport Security

PIER Working Paper No. 05-005
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Jan 2005
Nicola G. Persico and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Racial Profiling, Crime, Police, Airport, Terrorism

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Ex Ante Evaluation of Social Programs

PIER Working Paper No. 06-022
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Sep 2006
Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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ex-ante evaluation, matching, evaluation methods, school subsidy programs

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Using a Social Experiment to Validate a Dynamic Behavioral Model of Child Schooling and Fertility: Assessing the Impact of a School Subsidy Program in Mexico

PIER Working Paper No. 03-022
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Oct 2003
Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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schooling, child labor, fertility, structural estimation, social experiments

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Does Matching Overcome Lalonde's Critique of Nonexperimental Estimators?

Pier Working Paper No. 01-035
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Jeffrey A. Smith and Petra Todd
University of Michigan - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Progressing Through Progresa: An Impact Assessment of a School Subsidy Experiment

Pier Working Paper No. 01-033
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Jere Behrman, Pilali Segupta and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), Independent and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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The Production of Cognitive Achievement in Children: Home, School and Racial Test Score Gaps

PIER Working Paper No. 04-019
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 May 2004
Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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education production function, racial test score gaps, school quality, child development, cognitive achievement

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The Schooling of Southern Blacks: The Roles of Legal Activism and Private Philanthropy, 1910-1960

PIER Working Paper No. 01-036; Stanford Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 11; and Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 198
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Jun 2000
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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The Chilean Pension Reform Turns 25: Lessons from the Social Protection Survey

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2006-9
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Jun 2006
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Chile, University of Chile, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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The Chilean Pension Reform Turns 25: Lessons from the Social Protection Survey

NBER Working Paper No. w12401
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 22 May 2010
University of Chile, University of Chile, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Structural Estimation and Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries

PIER Working Paper No. 09-028
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Aug 2009
Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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development economics, policy evaluation, dynamic discrete

Structural Estimation and Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 21-50, 2010
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania

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Evaluating Preschool Programs When Length of Exposure to the Program Varies: A Nonparametric Approach

Pier Working Paper No. 01-034
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Jere Behrman, Yingmei Cheng and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), Florida State University - College of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Program Evaluation, Matching, Selection Bias, Propensity Scores, Local Regression, Human Capital, Nutrition, Child Development, Anthropometrics, Preschool Programs, Cognitive Tests

Evaluating Preschool Programs when Length of Exposure to the Program Varies: A Nonparametric Approach

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 108-132, February 2004
Posted: 21 Nov 2004
Jere Behrman, Yingmei Cheng and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), Florida State University - College of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)

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Program Evaluation, Matching, Selection Bias, Propensity Scores, Local Regression, Human Capital, Nutrition, Child Development, Anthropometrics, Preschool Programs, Cognitive Tests

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Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment In Mexican High Schools

PIER Working Paper No. 13-004
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Jan 2013
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) - Division of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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student, teacher, and group incentives, randomized social experiment, Mexican high schools

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Citation 34

Earnings Functions and Rates of Return

IZA Working Paper No. 3310
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 May 2008
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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schooling, marginal internal rate of return, nonparametric estimation

Earnings Functions and Rates of Return

NBER Working Paper No. w13780
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2010
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Characterizing Selection Bias Using Experimental Data

NBER Working Paper No. w6699
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 19 Nov 1998
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, University of Michigan - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Are Conditional Cash Transfers Effective in Urban Areas? Evidence from Mexico

PIER Working Paper No. 11-024
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Aug 2011
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), Bates White, LLC, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) - Division of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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conditional cash transfer programs, matching estimators, program evaluation

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Using Hit Rates to Test for Racial Bias in Law Enforcement: Vehicle Searches in Wichita

PIER Working Paper No. 05-004
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jan 2005
Nicola G. Persico and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Racial Profiling, Crime, Police, Wichita

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Effectiveness of Interventions Aimed at Improving Women's Employability and Quality of Work: A Critical Review

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6189
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Population Policies

How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi

PIER Working Paper No. 08-035
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Beliefs, AIDS, Malawi

How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi

PIER Working Paper No. 09-031
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Aug 2009
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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AIDS, Malawi, Beliefs

A Note on Adapting Propensity Score Matching and Selection Models to Choice Based Samples

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4304
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Jul 2009
James J. Heckman and Petra Todd
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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choice-based sampling, matching models, propensity scores, selection models

A Note on Adapting Propensity Score Matching and Selection Models to Choice Based Samples

NBER Working Paper No. w15179
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2010
James J. Heckman and Petra Todd
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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A Note on Adapting Propensity Score Matching and Selection Models to Choice Based Samples

Econometrics Journal, Vol. 12, Issue s1, pp. S230-S234, January 2009
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Jul 2009
James J. Heckman and Petra Todd
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Evaluating the Effect of an Antidiscrimination Law Using a Regression-Discontinuity Design

NBER Working Paper No. w7131
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Sep 1999 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2015
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi, Sixth Version

PIER Working Paper No. 11-005
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Feb 2011
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Malawi, HIV, beliefs

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How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 10-004
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Investor Behavior and Fund Performance Under a Privatized Retirement Accounts System: Evidence from Chile

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2009-209
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Nov 2009
Elena Krasnokutskaya and Petra Todd
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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The Schooling Quality-Earnings Relationship: Using Economic Theory to Interpret Functional Forms Consistent with the Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w5288
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2007
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Charles River Associates and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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The Longer-Term Effects of Human Capital Enrichment Programs on Poverty and Inequality: Oportunidades in Mexico

Estudios de Economía, Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 67, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Jul 2011
Douglas McKee and Petra Todd
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Oportunidades, Human capital, Schooling, Health, Poverty, Inequality

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How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi, Seventh Version

PIER Working Paper No. 11-033
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Malawi. HIV. beliefs

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Racial Bias in Motor Vehicle Searches: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w7449
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 May 2000 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2001
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence From Malawi, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 08-041
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Dec 2008
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Beliefs, AIDS, Malawi

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How Beliefs About HIV Status Affect Risky Behaviors: Evidence from Malawi, Fifth Version

PIER Working Paper No. 10-023
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Jul 2010
Aureo de Paula, Gil Shapira and Petra Todd
University College London - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Beliefs, Malawi, HIV

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Does Measured School Quality Really Matter? An Examination of the Earnings-Quality Relationship

NBER Working Paper No. w5274
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 15 Aug 2000
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Charles River Associates and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Using Hit Rate Tests to Test for Racial Bias in Law Enforcement: Vehicle Searches in Wichita

NBER Working Paper No. w10947
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
Nicola G. Persico and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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How Pension Rules Affect Work and Contribution Patterns: A Behavioral Model of the Chilean Privatized Pension System

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2008-193
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Sep 2009
Petra Todd and Viviana Velez-Grajales
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Social Action, Private Choice, and Philanthropy: Understanding the Sources of Improvements in Black Schooling in Georgia, 1911-1960

NBER Working Paper No. w6418
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 11 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Generalising the Hit Rates Test for Racial Bias in Law Enforcement, with an Application to Vehicle Searches in Wichita

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 515, pp. F351-F367, November 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Nov 2006
Nicola G. Persico and Petra Todd
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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On the Specification and Estimation of the Production Function for Cognitive Achievement

The Economic Journal, Vol. 113, pp. F3-F33, 2003
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Apr 2003
Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)
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Social Action, Private Choice, and Philanthropy: Understanding the Sources of Improvements in Black Schooling in Georgia, 1911-1960

Posted: 10 Feb 1998
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE)

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