Jeffrey A. Smith

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Paul T. Heyne Distinguished Chair in Economics

716 Langdon Street

Madison, WI 53706-1481

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Does Matching Overcome Lalonde's Critique of Nonexperimental Estimators?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Jeffrey A. Smith and Petra Todd
University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 683 (72,211)
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Simple Tests for Selection: Learning More from Instrumental Variables

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6392
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy (deceased), University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 288 (196,361)
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instrumental variable, local average treatment effect, selection, test

Simple Tests for Selection: Learning More from Instrumental Variables

NBER Working Paper No. w30291
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 25 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Arizona
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The Performance of Performance Standards

IZA Discussion Paper No. 525
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 09 Aug 2002
James J. Heckman, Carolyn Heinrich and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 230 (245,919)

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Performance Standards, Reinventing Government, Evaluation, JTPA

The Performance of Performance Standards

NBER Working Paper No. w9002
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 13 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2022
James J. Heckman, Carolyn Heinrich and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 54 (705,166)

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The Consequences of Academic Match between Students and Colleges

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9080
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Jun 2015
Eleanor Wiske Dillon and Jeffrey A. Smith
Arizona State University (ASU) and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 126 (415,370)

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college quality, mismatch

The Consequences of Academic Match between Students and Colleges

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6344
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Eleanor Wiske Dillon and Jeffrey A. Smith
Arizona State University (ASU) and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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college mismatch, college quality

The Consequences of Academic Match between Students and Colleges

NBER Working Paper No. w25069
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 24 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2023
Eleanor Wiske Dillon and Jeffrey A. Smith
Arizona State University (ASU) and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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The Impact of the UK New Deal for Lone Parents on Benefit Receipt

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5491
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Peter Dolton and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of London - Institute of Education and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 226 (251,138)

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program evaluation, active labor market policy, matching, lone parents, New Deal

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Characterizing Selection Bias Using Experimental Data

NBER Working Paper No. w6699
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 19 Nov 1998 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2022
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 224 (253,245)
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The Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Evidence from a Prototypical Job Training Program

IZA Discussion Paper No. 798
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 24 Jul 2003
James J. Heckman and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 155 (351,713)
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Social Program Participation, Job Training, Performance Standards, Cream Skimming, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)

The Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Evidence from a Prototypical Job Training Program

NBER Working Paper No. w9818
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 05 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 01 May 2022
James J. Heckman and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 06 May 2003
Jeremy Lise, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey A. Smith
University College London, Queen's University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Program Evaluation, Self-Sufficiency Project, Welfare, Social Experiments, Equilibrium Models

Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs

NBER Working Paper No. w10283
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2022
Jeremy Lise, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey A. Smith
University College London, Queen's University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 42 (787,520)
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Bandwidth Selection and the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Unbalanced Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3095
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
José Galdo, Jeffrey A. Smith and Dan Black
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
Downloads 150 (361,083)
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matching, cross-validation, kernel regression, Monte Carlo simulation

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Evaluating the Welfare State

NBER Working Paper No. w6542
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 24 Apr 1999 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2022
James J. Heckman and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 148 (365,023)
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Evaluating Search and Matching Models Using Experimental Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1717
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Aug 2005
Jeremy Lise, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey A. Smith
University College London, Queen's University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 145 (371,162)
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calibration, equilibrium search and matching models, policy experiments, Self-Sufficiency Project, welfare, social experiments

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Simple Tests for Selection Bias: Learning More from Instrumental Variables

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9346
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Sep 2015
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy (deceased), University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 144 (373,178)
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local average treatment effects, selection, instrumental variables

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Citation 30

What is the Value Added by Caseworkers?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Apr 2003
Michael Lechner and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 115 (445,356)
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Targeting, Statistical Profiling, Statistical Treatment Rule, Active Labour Market Policy, Caseworkers

What is the Value Added by Caseworkers?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 May 2003
Michael Lechner and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Targeting, statistical profiling, statistical treatment rule, active labour market policy, caseworkers

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Firm Training

CESifo Working Paper No. 10268
Number of pages: 265 Posted: 16 Feb 2023
Dan Black, Lars Skipper and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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training, human capital, firm, worker, classroom, learning by doing, monopsony, minimum wage, training tax, non-compete

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Heterogeneous Impacts in PROGRESA

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3362
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Habiba Djebbari and Jeffrey A. Smith
Université Laval - Département d'Économique and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 112 (452,062)
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heterogeneous impacts, randomized experiment, quantile treatment effects

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The Determinants of Mismatch between Students and Colleges

NBER Working Paper No. w19286
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2023
Eleanor Wiske Dillon and Jeffrey A. Smith
Arizona State University (ASU) and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 94 (510,283)
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On Educational Performance Measures

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5897
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Aug 2011
Alastair Muriel and Jeffrey A. Smith
Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 89 (528,160)

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school quality, performance measures, education incentives

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What Do Bureaucrats Do? The Effects of Performance Standards and Bureaucratic Preferences on Acceptance into the Jtpa Program

NBER Working Paper No. w5535
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Jun 1998 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2022
James J. Heckman, Jeffrey A. Smith and Christopher Taber
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 77 (576,030)
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Is the Threat of Reemployment Services More Effective than the Services Themselves? Experimental Evidence from the Ui System

NBER Working Paper No. w8825
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2022
Dan Black, Jeffrey A. Smith, Mark Berger and Brett J. Noel
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Kentucky - Department of Economics and American Express Company
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Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Non-Experimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6071
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Cornell University and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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job training, active labor market program, program evaluation, Workforce Investment Act, administrative data

Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w19446
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 24 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2023
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Cornell University and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7621
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 05 Oct 2013
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Cornell University and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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job training, active labor market program, program evaluation, Workforce Investment Act, administrative data

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Tobacco Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: How Should We Value Foregone Consumer Surplus?

NBER Working Paper No. w22471
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 27 May 2023
Helen Levy, Edward C. Norton and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 67 (621,480)
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The Sensitivity of Experimental Impact Estimates: Evidence from the National Jtpa Study

NBER Working Paper No. w6105
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Mar 1998 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2022
James J. Heckman and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 67 (621,480)

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Some Children Left Behind: Variation in the Effects of an Educational Intervention

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13598
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 17 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 04 May 2023
Copenhagen Business School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Applied Economics, IÉSEG School of Management, Lille Campus, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, Students
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heterogeneous treatment effects, essential heterogeneity, education

Some Children Left Behind: Variation in the Effects of an Educational Intervention

NBER Working Paper No. w29459
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 08 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2023
Copenhagen Business School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Applied Economics, Catholic University of Lille - IESEG School of Management, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, Students
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Viewpoint: Estimating the Causal Effects of Policies and Programs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10108
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2023
Jeffrey A. Smith and Arthur Sweetman
University of Wisconsin - Madison and McMaster University - Department of Economics
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partial equilibrium identification, heterogeneous treatment effects, causal effects

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Accounting for Dropouts in Evaluations of Social Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. t0166
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2023
James J. Heckman, Jeffrey A. Smith and Christopher Taber
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 59 (662,734)
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The Pre-Program Earnings Dip and the Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Implications for Simple Program Evaluation Strategies

NBER Working Paper No. w6983
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 15 Mar 1999 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
James J. Heckman and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 55 (684,898)
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Are Program Participants Good Evaluators?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13584
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 Aug 2020
Jeffrey A. Smith, Alexander Whalley and Nathaniel Wilcox
University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Calgary and Chapman University - The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics
Downloads 53 (696,538)
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program evaluation, participant evaluation, surveys

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Making the Most Out of Social Experiments: Reducing the Intrinsic Uncertainty in Evidence from Randomized Trials with an Application to the Jtpa Exp

NBER Working Paper No. t0149
Number of pages: 114 Posted: 25 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 31 May 2023
James J. Heckman and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Employment and Training Programs

NBER Working Paper No. w21659
Number of pages: 155 Posted: 26 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2023
Burton S. Barnow and Jeffrey A. Smith
George Washington University - Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 48 (727,708)
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Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15151
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 May 2022
Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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treatment effects, essential heterogeneity, program evaluation

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Do Reemployment Programs for the Unemployed Work for Youth? Evidence from the Great Recession in the United States

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13324
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 09 Jun 2020
Marios Michaelides, Peter Mueser and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of Cyprus, University of Missouri at Columbia and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 26 (897,858)
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youth, Great Recession, REA, WPRS, job counseling, active labor market policies, unemployment, Unemployment Insurance, program evaluation

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Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms

NYU Wagner Research Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Aug 2022
AVP,Bank of America,, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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job training, active labor market program, program evaluation, Workforce Investment Act, Administrative data