The Maxwell School Center for Policy Research (CPR) conducts a broad range of interdisciplinary research and other activities related to public policy, involving graduate students as assistants and junior colleagues. The Center includes faculty from several departments within the Maxwell School, mainly Economics, Public Administration, and Sociology. This collection of specialists brings a depth of experience and skill to research. We believe this interdisciplinary approach can provide the most comprehensive assessment of many social problems thereby serving as a resource to policymakers, allowing them to make informed decisions. CPR is the home of the Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP) and houses the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and the Maxwell X Lab.

Camp Econometrics is an annual conference that brings together econometricians and empirical economists from a wide range of universities and institutions around the world. It is hosted by Professor Badi Baltagi and the Center for Policy Research. The goals of the conference each year are to:

  1. discuss issues in econometrics, both applied and theoretical;
  2. present papers for comments by participants;
  3. stimulate student interest in econometrics and;
  4. help students develop their technical presentation skills by encouraging them to participate in the meetings, contribute to poster sessions, and present papers.

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2022

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Bayesian Estimation of Multivariate Panel Probits with Higher-order Network Interdependence and an Application to Firms' Global Market Participation in Guangdong, Badi H. Baltagi, Peter H. Egger, and Michaela Kesina

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Spatial Wage Curves for Formal and Informal Workers in Turkey, Badi H. Baltagi and Yusuf Soner Başkaya

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Health Policy, Equity, and the Lead Poisoning Crisis: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Mona Hanna-Attisha

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LASSO for Stochastic Frontier Models with Many Efficient Firms, William C. Horrace, Hyunseok Jung, and Yoonseok Lee

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Examining the Link Between Gentrification, Children’s Egocentric Food Environment, and Obesity, Christopher Rick, Jeehee Han, Spencer Shanholtz, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

2021

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Robust Dynamic Panel Data Models Using ��-Contamination, Badi H. Baltagi, Georges Bresson, Anoop Chaturvedi, and Guy Lacroix

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Towering Intellects? Sizing Up the Relationship Between Height and Academic Success, Stephanie Coffey and Amy Ellen Schwartz

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Using Pupil Transportation Data to Explore Educational Inequities and Outcomes: A Case Study from New York City, Sarah Cordes, samantha Trajkovski, Christopher Rick, Meryle Weinstein, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

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What Makes a Classmate a Peer? Examining Which Peers Matter in NYC Elementary Schools, William C. Horrace, Hyunseok Jung, Jonathan L. Pressler, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

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Dynamic and Non-Neutral Productivity Effects of Foreign Ownership: A Nonparametric Approach, Yoonseok Lee, Mary Lovely, and Hoang Pham

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Depth-Weighted Forecast Combination: Application to COVID-19 Cases, Yoonseok Lee and Donggyu Sul

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Trimmed Mean Group Estimation, Yoonseok Lee and Donggyu Sul

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The Effect of Industrial Robots on Workplace Safety, Ling Li and Perry Singleton

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Behavioral Bias in Occupational Fatality Risk: Theory, Evidence, and Implications, Perry Singleton

2020

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Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment, Vikesh Amin, Jere R. Behrman, Jason M. Fletcher, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Growth Empirics: A Bayesian Semiparametric Model with Random Coefficients for a Panel of OECD Countries, Badi Baltagi, Georges Bresson, and Jean-Michel Etienne

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A Panel Data Model with Generalized Higher-Order Network Effects, Badi Baltagi, Sophia Ding, and Peter Egger

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Forecasting with Unbalanced Panel Data, Badi Baltagi and Long Liu

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Density Deconvolution with Laplace Errors and Unknown Variance, Jun Cai, William C. Horrace, and christopher parmeter

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Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of COVID-19, Sandro Galea

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Does Proximity to Fast Food Cause Childhood Obesity? Evidence from Public Housing, Jeehee Han, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Brian Elbel

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Network Competition and Team Chemistry in the NBA, William C. Horrace, Hyunseok Jung, and Shane Sanders

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Technical Efficiency of Public Middle Schools in New York City, William C. Horrace, Michah W. Rothbart, and Yi Yang

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Nonparametric Tests of Tail Behavior in Stochastic Frontier Models, William C. Horrace and Yulong Wang

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Labor Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy, Hugo Jales and Zhengfei Yu

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Inference in Threshold Models, Yoonseok Lee and Yulong Wang

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Nonparametric Sample Splitting, Yoonseok Lee and Yulong Wang

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Do Foster Care Agencies Discriminate Against Gay Couples? Evidence from a Correspondence Study, Mattie Mackenzie-Oiu, David Schwegman, and LEONARD M. LOPOO

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Paying for Free Lunch: The Impact of CEP Universal Free Meals on Revenues, Spending, and Student Health, Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Emily Gutierrez

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The Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on the Long-Term Health of Veterans: A Bounds Analysis, Xintong Wang, Carloa A. Flores, and Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

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New York State Economic Status of Regions and Development Programs, Michael J. Wasylenko

2019

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The Impact of BMI on Mental Health: Further Evidence from Genetic Markers, vikesh Amin, Carlos A. Flores, and Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

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Structural Changes in Heterogeneous Panels with Endogenous Regressors, Badi Baltagi, Qu Feng, and Chihwa Kao

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Testing for Shifts in a Time Trend Panel Data Model with Serially Correlated Error Component Disturbances, Badi Baltagi, Chihwa Kao, and Long Liu

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Marijuana Legalization: Beyond Yes or No., Keith Humphreys

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The Effects of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing, Katherine Michelmore and Leonard M. Lopoo

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Holding Hospitals Accountable? Evidence on the Effectiveness of Minimum Charity Care Provision Laws, Michah W. Rothbart and Nara Yoon

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California Paid Family Leave and Parental Time Use, Samantha Trajkovski

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Strategies to Build Economic Strength in Lagging Areas: Investment, Tax Incentives, Wage Subsidies, Worker Training, and Education, Michael J. Wasylenko

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How Equitable is The Education Finance System in New York State?, John Yinger

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How New York State Stole $20 Billion from School Children in New York City, John Yinger

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How New York State Stole $20 Billion from School Children in New York City, Part 2, John Yinger

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How School Aid in New York State Penalizes Black and Hispanic Students, John Yinger

2018

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Contagious Exporting and Foreign Ownership: Evidence from Firms in Shanghai using a Bayesian Spatial Bivariat Probit Model, Badi H. Baltagi, Peter H. Egger, and Michaela Kesina

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Who Benefits from Accountability-Driven School Closure? Evidence from New York City, Robert Bifulco and David Schwegman

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Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being, Carol Graham

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Rental Market Discrimination against Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from an Email Correspondence Audit, David Schwegman

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How Fair Is the New York State Education Aid System?, John Yinger and Emily Gutierrez

2017

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Robust Linear Static Panel Data Models Using ε-Contamination, Badi H. Baltagi, Georges Bresson, Anoop Chaturvedi, and Guy Lacroix

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Network Effects on Labor Contracts of Internal Migrants in China- A Spatial Autoregressive Model, Badi H. Baltagi, Ying Deng, and Xiangjun Ma

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Determinants of Firm-Level Domestic Sales and Exports with Spillovers: Evidence from China, Badi H. Baltagi, Peter H. Egger, and Michaela Kesina

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The Opioid Epidemic: A Practice and Policy Perspective, Gail D'Onofrio

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Pregnancy Medicaid Expansions and Fertility: Differentiating between the Intensive and Extensive Margins, Lincoln H. Groves, Sarah Hamersma, and Leonard M. Lopoo

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Labor Unions and Occupational Safety: Event-Study Analysis Using Union Elections, Ling Li, Shawn Rohlin, and Perry Singleton

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The Effect of Workplace Inspections on Worker Safety, Ling Li and Perry Singleton

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What are the Financial Implications of Public Quality Disclosure? Evidence from New York City’s Restaurant Food Safety Grading Policy, Rachel Meltzer, Michah W. Rothbart, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Thad Calabrese, Diana Silver, Tod Mijanovich, and Meryle Weinstein

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Let Them Eat Lunch: The Impact of Universal Free Meals on Student Performance, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Michah W. Rothbart

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Financing Central Cities: The Economics Underlying Fiscal Strategy Options, Michael Wasylenko

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The Effects of State and Federal Mental Health Parity Laws on Working Time, Jinqi Ye

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Research Informs Debate on Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Proposal, John Yinger, Robert Bifulco, and Ross Rubenstein

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Updated Pupil Weights for New York's Foundation Aid Formula, John Yinger and Emily Gutierrez

2016

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Retention Heterogeneity in New York City Schools, Douglas Almond, Ajin Lee, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

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Bayesian Spatial Bivariate Panel Probit Estimation, Badi Baltagi, Peter H. Egger, and Michaela Kesina

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Asymptotic Power of the Sphericity Test Under Weak and Strong Factors in a Fixed Effects Panel Data Model, Badi H. Baltagi, Chihwa Kao, and Fa Wang

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The Identification and Estimation of a Large Factor Model with Structural Instability, Badi H. Baltagi, Chihwa Kao, and Fa Wang

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The Health Care Expenditure and Income: A Global Perspective, Badi H. Baltagi, Raffaele Lagravinese, Francesco Moscone, and Elisa Tosetti

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Prediction in a Generalized Spatial Panel Data Model with Serial Correlation, Badi H. Baltagi and Long Liu

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So Many Hospitals, So Little Information: How Hospital Value Based Purchasing is a Game of Chance, Andrew I. Friedson, William C. Horrace, and Allison F. Marier

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Stationary Points for Parametric Stochastic Frontier Models, William C. Horrace and Ian A. Wright

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A Framework for Measurement Error in Self-Reported Health Conditions, Ling Li and Perry Singleton

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The Dynamic Effect of Disability on Marriage: Evidence from the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, Ling Li and Perry Singleton

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Measuring the Financial Shocks of Natural Disasters: A Panel Study of U.S. States, Qing Miao, Yilin Hou, and Michael Abrigo

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The Academic Effects of Chronic Exposure to Neighborhood Violence, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Agustina Laurito, Johanna Lacoe, Patrick Sharkey, and Ingrid Gould Ellen

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Incentivizing Healthy Eating in Children: An Investigation of the “Ripple” and “Temporal” Effects of Reward-Based Interventions, Saied Toossi

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A Roadmap For Reducing Gun Violence in America, Daniel Webster

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Accounting for Disadvantaged Students in Foundation Aid Formulas, John Yinger

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All New Yorkers Would Benefit from a Fairer School Aid Formula, John Yinger

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A Petition for Education Scholars, John Yinger

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Longitudinal Student Data and State Education Aid Formulas, John Yinger

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New York State’s Missing Data, John Yinger

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Undermining Educational Equity in New Jersey, John Yinger

2015

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Estimation of Heterogeneous Panels with Structural Breaks, Badi Baltagi

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Estimation and Identification of Change Points in Panel Models with Nonstationary or Stationary Regressors and Error Term, Badi H. Baltagi, Chihwa Kao, and Long Liu

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Testing for Spatial Lag and Spatial Error Dependence in a Fixed Effects Panel Data Model Using Double Length Artificial Regressions, Badi H. Baltagi and Long Liu

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Cointegration of Matched Home Purchases and Rental Price Indexes –Evidence from Singapore, Badi Baltagi and Jing Li

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Adaptive Elastic Net GMM Estimation with Many Invalid Moment Conditions: Simultaneous Model and Moment Selection, Mehmet Caner, Xu Han, and Yoonseok Lee

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Wrong Skewness and Finite Sample Correction, Qu Feng, William C. Horrace, and Guiying Laura Wu

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Still “Saving Babies”? The Impact of Child Medicaid Expansions on High School Completion Rates, Lincoln H. Groves

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Estimating the Effects of the Minimum Wage in a Developing Country: A Density Discontinuity Design Approach, Hugo Jales

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Averaged Instrumental Variables Estimators, Yoonseok Lee and Yu Zhou

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The Behavioral Impacts of Property Tax Relief: Salience or Framing?, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang and John Yinger

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Health, Medical Innovation and Disability Insurance: A Case Study of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy, Perry Singleton

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A Circuit Breaker for New York State?, John Yinger

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Catching Up on California, John Yinger

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Income Sorting, John Yinger

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In Memory of Wallace Oates, John Yinger

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The Renter Effect Part 1: Explanation, John Yinger

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The Renter Effect Part 2: Evidence, John Yinger

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The Renter Effect Part 3: Policy Implications, John Yinger

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Unequal Access to Good Schools in New York State, John Yinger