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Jeffrey A. Smith

Professor, Economics Department.

Ph.D., Unviersity of Chicago

Smith's areas of research are labor economics and applied econometrics. His research centers on methods for the evaluation of social programs such as job training for the disadvantaged. He has also written papers examining the labor market effects of university quality and the use of statistical treatment rules to assign persons to government programs.

Recent Publications

Books

Millimet, D., Jeffrey A. Smith, and E. Vytlacil. 2008. Modelling and evaluating treatment effects in econometrics. Amsterdam: JAI.

Journal Articles

Fitzenberger, B., M. Lechner, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2013. "Estimation of treatment effects: recent developments and applications." Empirical Economics, 44(1): 1-11. DOI. Abstract.

Muriel, Alastair, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2011. "On Educational Performance Measures." Fiscal Studies, 32(2 SI): 187-206. Abstract.

Djebbari, H., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2008. "Heterogeneous impacts in PROGRESA." Journal of Econometrics, 145(1-2): 64-80. DOI. Abstract.

Lechner, M., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2007. "What is the value added by caseworkers?" Labour Economics, 14(2): 135-151. DOI. Abstract.

Plesca, M., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2007. "Evaluating multi-treatment programs: theory and evidence from the US Job Training Partnership Act experiment." Empirical Economics, 32(2-3): 491-528. DOI. Abstract.

Black, Dan, Jose Galdo, and Jeffrey A. 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. DOI.

Chapters

Goldberg, J., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2008. "The Effects of Education on Labor Market Outcomes." In Handbook of Education Finance and Policy edited by Fiske, Edward, Ladd, Helen. New York: Routledge.

Smith, Jeffrey A. 2008. "Heterogeneity and Higher Education." In College success : what it means and how to make it happen edited by McPherson, Michael S., Schapiro, Morton Owen. :131-144. New York: College Board.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Tanya Byker.