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Jeffrey A. Smith's Select Publications


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.

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.

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, D.A., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2006. "Estimating the returns to college quality with multiple proxies for quality." Journal of Labor Economics, 24(3): 701-728. DOI. Abstract.

Steffick, Diane, J.C. Fortney, Jeffrey A. Smith, and J.M. Pyne. 2006. "Worksite disease management programs for depression - Potential employer benefits." Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 14(1): 13-26. Abstract.

Smith, Jeffrey A., and P.E. Todd. 2005. "Does Matching Overcome Lalonde's Critique of Nonexperimental Estimators?" Journal of Econometrics, 125:305-353. DOI. Abstract.

Smith, Jeffrey A., and P. Todd. 2005. "Rejoinder." Journal of Econometrics, 125:365-375. DOI.

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

Black, D.A., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2004. "How Robust Is the Evidence on the Effects of College Quality? Evidence From Matching." Journal of Econometrics, 121:99-124. Abstract.

Heckman, J.J., and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2004. "The Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Evidence From a Prototypical Job Training Program." Journal of Labor Economics, 22:243-298. Abstract.

Barnow, Burt, and Jeffrey A. 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.

Black, D.A., Jeffrey A. Smith, M.C. Berger, and B.J. 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, 93:1313-1327. Abstract.

Heckman, J.J., C. Heinrich, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2002. "The Performance of Performance Standards." Journal of Human Resources, 37:778-811. Abstract.


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.

Barnow, Burt, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2004. "Performance Management of U.S. Job Training Programs." In Job Training Policy in the United States edited by Christopher O'Leary, Robert Straits, and Stephen Wandner. Pp. 21-56. Kalamazoo: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Smith, Jeffrey A. 2004. "Evaluating Local Economic Development Policies: Theory and Practice." In Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development: How to Assess What Works Among Programmes and Policies edited by Alistair Nolan and Ging Wong. Pp. 287-332. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Barnow, Burt, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2003. "What does the Evidence from Employment and Training Programs Reveal about the Likely Effects of Ticket to Work on Service Provider Behavior?" In Paying for Results in Vocational Rehabilitation edited by Kalman Rupp and Stephen Bell. Pp. 177-208. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Berger, Mark C., Dan Black, and Jeffrey A. Smith. 2001. "Evaluating profiling as a means of allocating government services." In Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies. New York: Physica.