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Identification of Models of the Labor Market

Eric French

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Department of Economics

Christopher Taber

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Wisconsin - Madison

September 24, 2010

FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2010-08

This chapter discusses identification of common selection models of the labor market. We start with the classic Roy model and show how it can be identified with exclusion restrictions. We then extend the argument to the generalized Roy model, treatment effect models, duration models, search models, and dynamic discrete choice models. In all cases, key ingredients for identification are exclusion restrictions and support conditions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 102

Keywords: Identification, Roy model, discrete choice, selection, treatment effects

JEL Classification: C14, C51, J22, J24

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Date posted: August 31, 2010 ; Last revised: September 27, 2010

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French, Eric and Taber, Christopher, Identification of Models of the Labor Market (September 24, 2010). FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2010-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1668790 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1668790

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