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Jeffrey A. Smith

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, ISR.

Professor, G. Ford School of Public Policy.

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


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

Journal Articles

Lise, Jeremy, Shannon Seitz, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2015. "Evaluating search and matching models using experimental data." IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4: 16. DOI. Abstract.

Hirth, R., T. Gibson, Helen Levy, Jeffrey A. Smith, S. Calónico, and A. Das. 2015. "New Evidence on the Persistence of Health Spending." Medical Care Research and Review, 72(3): 277-297. PMCID: PMC4451953. DOI. Abstract.

Campolieti, Michele, Morley KL Gunderson, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2014. "The effect of vocational rehabilitation on the employment outcomes of disability insurance beneficiaries: new evidence from Canada." IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 3: 10. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Connor Cole, Michael Griffith, Michael G. Mueller-Smith.