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Program Evaluation


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


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 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).


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

[Revised Final Version]


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 Draft]


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


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


Galdo, Jose, Jeffrey Smith and Dan Black. 2006. “Bandwidth Selection and the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Unbalanced Data.” Unpublished manuscript, University of Michigan. [Draft of 11/6/06]


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. [Proofs]





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



Performance Standards


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

[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 Draft]





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


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


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 Draft]


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]


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]


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. Forthcoming. [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. [Final Draft]



Profiling / Statistical Treatment Rules


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]


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]


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]


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]


Bushway, Shawn and Jeffrey Smith. 2007. “Sentencing Using Statistical Treatment Rules: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology, forthcoming. [Final Draft]



U.S. National JTPA Study Data


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





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]





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