labor economics

A Simple Instrumental Variables Problem

March 29, 2011 | Adam.Hyland

When working with labor economics, we often run into issues with selection on variables of interest. Regressing earnings on years of education to estimate the human capital earnings function makes sense at first blush until we imagine that education is … Continue reading → [Read more...]

A Short Return to the Age-Earnings Profile

March 8, 2011 | Adam.Hyland

Two posts ago I mentioned the age-earnings profile but did not provide a regression of log earnings on wage. I also offered, without evidence, that fitting a simple linear regression would be inappropriate. How do I know that? How could … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Our Friend the Age-Earnings Profile

March 7, 2011 | Adam.Hyland

I like Labor Economics. Partially because it has a nice mix of theory and practical empiricism, but mostly because it seems to be a sub-field with a number of agreed upon stylized facts that grow not out of micro theory … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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