RESEARCH

 

Copyright notice

 

Although several publications and conference manuscripts are made available through this page, copyright laws apply. In general, copyright for publications resides with the publisher, and copyright for conference papers resides with the author(s). You may print one copy for personal use. For any other reproduction or distribution, please contact the copyright holder.

 

Working papers

 

Lise, Jeremy, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey Smith. 2005. “Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs.” [Revised Draft of April 2005]

 

Lise, Jeremy, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey Smith. 2005. “Evaluating Search and Matching Models Using Experimental Data.” [Draft]

 

Publications (partial list)

 

2009

 

Galdo, Jose, Jeffrey Smith and Dan Black. 2009. “Bandwidth Selection and the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Unbalanced Data.” Annales d’Economie et Statistique, forthcoming.

            IZA Discussion Paper 10/07

            Version of May 2008

 

2008

 

Djebbari, Habiba and Jeffrey Smith. 2008. Heterogeneous Impacts in PROGRESA. Journal of Econometrics 145(1-2): 64-80.

            IZA Discussion Paper 02/08

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Goldberg, Jessica and Jeffrey Smith. 2008. “The Effects of Education on Labor Market Outcomes.” In Edward Fiske and Helen Ladd, eds. Handbook of Education Finance and Policy. Routledge. 688-708.

            Final Draft

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 2008. “Heterogeneity and Higher Education.” In  Michaael S. McPherson and Morton Owen Schapiro, eds. Succeeding in College: What it Means and How to Make it Happen. New York: College Board. 131-144.

            Final Draft

 

2007

 

Lechner, Michael and Jeffrey Smith. 2007. “What is the Value Added by Caseworkers?” Labour Economics 14(2): 135-151.

            IZA Working Paper Version

            Revision of 9/6/04

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Bushway, Shawn and Jeffrey Smith. 2007. “Sentencing Using Statistical Treatment Rules: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 23(4): 377-387.

            Final Draft

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Plesca, Miana and Jeffrey Smith. 2007. “Evaluating Multi-Treatment Programs: Theory and Evidence from the U.S. Job Training Partnership Act.” Empirical Economics 32(2-3): 491-528.

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Black, Dan, Jose Galdo and Jeffrey Smith. 2007. “Evaluating the Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services System Using a Regression Discontinuity Design.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 97(2): 104-107.

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

2006

 

Black, Dan and Jeffrey Smith. 2006. “Evaluating the Returns to College Quality with Multiple Proxies for Quality.” Journal of Labor Economics 24(3): 701-728.

            Final Draft

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

2005

 

Smith, Jeffrey and Petra Todd. 2005. “Does Matching Overcome LaLonde’s Critique of Nonexperimental Estimators?” Journal of Econometrics 125(1-2): 305-353.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

            Dehejia Response

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Smith, Jeffrey and Petra Todd. 2005. “Rejoinder.” Journal of Econometrics 125(1-2): 365-375.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

            Dehejia Final Thoughts

 

Black, Dan, Kermit Daniel and Jeffrey Smith. 2005. “College Quality and Wages in the United States.” German Economic Review 6(3): 415-443.

            Final version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Black, Dan and Jeffrey Smith. 2005. “Estimating the Returns to College Quality with Multiple Proxies for Quality.” Journal of Labor Economics 24(3): 701-728.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

2004

 

Black, Dan and Jeffrey Smith. 2004. “How Robust is the Evidence on the Effects of College Quality? Evidence from Matching.” Journal of Econometrics. 121(1): 99-124.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Heckman, James and Jeffrey Smith. 2004. “The Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Evidence from a Prototypical Job Training Program.” Journal of Labor Economics. 22(4): 243-298.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 2004 “Evaluating Local Economic Development Policies: Theory and Practice.” In Alistair Nolan and Ging Wong, eds., Paris: OECD, 287-332.

            Final Version

 

Barnow, Burt and Jeffrey Smith. 2004. “Performance Management of U.S. Job Training Programs: Lessons from the Job Training Partnership Act.” Public Finance and Management 4(3): 247-287.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

2003

 

Black, Dan, Jeffrey Smith, Mark Berger and Brett Noel. 2003. “Is the Threat of Reemployment Services More Effective than the Services Themselves?  Evidence from Random Assignment in the UI System.” American Economic Review. 93(4): 1313-1327.

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

2002

 

Heckman, James, Carolyn Heinrich and Jeffrey Smith. 2001. “The Performance of Performance Standards.” Journal of Human Resources. 37(4). 778-811. 

            Final Version

            Published Version (Requires Journal Access)

 

2001

 

Black, Dan, Mark Berger and Jeffrey Smith. 2001. “Evaluating Profiling as a Means of Allocating Government Services.” In Michael Lechner and Friedhelm Pfeiffer (eds.), Econometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies, Heidelberg: Physica, 2000: 59-84.

            Final Version

 

2000

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 2000. “A Critical Survey of Empirical Methods for Evaluating Active Labor Market Policies.” Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics. 136(3): 1-22.

            Proofs

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 2000. “Evaluating Active Labour Market Policies: Lessons from North America.” Published in German

            Final English Version

 

1999

 

1998

 

1997

 

1996

 

1995

 

1994

 

1993

 

Government reports

 

Knight, Genevieve, Stefan Speckesser, Jeffrey Smith, Peter Dolton and Joào Pedro Azevedo. 2006. Lone Parents Work Focused Interviews / New Deal for Lone Parents: Combined Evaluation and Further Net Impacts. UK Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No. 368.

            [Published DWP Research Report]

 

Dolton, Peter, Joào Pedro Azevedo, and Jeffrey Smith. 2006. The Econometric Evaluation of the New Deal for Lone Parents. UK Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No. 356.

            [Published DWP Research Report]

 

Black, Dan, Jeffrey Smith, Miana Plesca and Suzanne Shannon. 2003. Estimating the Duration of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipiency. Revised Final Report to USDOL.

            [Revised Final Report]

 

Hui, Shek-Wai and Jeffrey Smith. 2002. The Labor Market Impacts of Adult Education and Training in Canada. Report Prepared for HRDC.

            [Revised Final Version]

            [Published HRSDC Report]

 

Hui, Shek-Wai and Jeffrey Smith. 2002. Issues in the Design of Canada's Adult Education and Training Survey. Report Prepared for HRDC.

            [Published HRSDC Report]

 

Hui, Shek-Wai and Jeffrey Smith. 2002. The Determinants of Participation in Adult Education and Training in Canada. Report Prepared for HRDC.

            [Final Version]

 

Resting papers

 

Smith, Jeffrey and Arthur Sweetman. 2001. “Improving the Evaluation of Employment and Training Programs in Canada.” Paper presented at HRDC Conference on Evaluation Methodologies, Ottawa. [Draft] (The content is almost all applicable to the US and UK as well as Canada).

 

Daniel, Kermit, Dan Black and Jeffrey Smith. 1997. “College Quality and the Wages of Young Men.” [Draft]

 

Daniel, Kermit, Dan Black and Jeffrey Smith. 1995. “College Characteristics and the Wages of Young Women.” [Draft]

 

Data

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 2003. “Sampling Frame for the Eligible Non-Participant Sample in the National JTPA Study” [Final Version]

 

Humor

 

Smith, Jeffrey and Kermit Daniel. 1990. “Economics to Sociology Phrase Book.” [Skit Show Version] OLD!

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 2007. “The Politician’s Guide to the Returns to Schooling.” [Final Version]

 

Poetry

 

Smith, Jeffrey. 1985. “Ode to Chicago”. [Final version of a poem that captures my thoughts about Chicago shortly after arriving for graduate school]