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NBER Papers in JEL Code C8: Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology • Computer Programs

2017
w23755 Mark D. Flood
Dror Y. Kenett
Robin L. Lumsdaine
Jonathan K. Simon

The Complexity of Bank Holding Companies: A Topological Approach
w23733 Randall Akee
Maggie R. Jones
Sonya R. Porter

Race Matters: Income Shares, Income Inequality, and Income Mobility for All U.S. Races
w23646 William D. Nordhaus
Andrew Moffat

A Survey of Global Impacts of Climate Change: Replication, Survey Methods, and a Statistical Analysis
w23673 Serena Ng
Opportunities and Challenges: Lessons from Analyzing Terabytes of Scanner Data
w23534 Andrés F. Barrientos
Alexander Bolton
Tom Balmat
Jerome P. Reiter
John M. de Figueiredo
Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Yan Chen
Charles Kneifel
Mark DeLong

A Framework for Sharing Confidential Research Data, Applied to Investigating Differential Pay by Race in the U. S. Government
w23539 Richard V. Burkhauser
Nicolas Hérault
Stephen P. Jenkins
Roger Wilkins

Survey Under-Coverage of Top Incomes and Estimation of Inequality: What is the Role of the UK's SPI Adjustment?
w23544 Michael L. Anderson
Jeremy Magruder

Split-Sample Strategies for Avoiding False Discoveries
w23491 Emily Breza
Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Tyler H. McCormick
Mengjie Pan

Using Aggregated Relational Data to Feasibly Identify Network Structure without Network Data
w23111 Daniel J. Benjamin
Kristen Cooper
Ori Heffetz
Miles S. Kimball

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index
2016
w22989 Garret S. Christensen
Edward Miguel

Transparency, Reproducibility, and the Credibility of Economics Research
w22621 Francis DiTraglia
Camilo García-Jimeno

A Framework for Eliciting, Incorporating, and Disciplining Identification Beliefs in Linear Models
w22569 T. Kirk White
Jerome P. Reiter
Amil Petrin

Imputation in U.S. Manufacturing Data and Its Implications for Productivity Dispersion
w22434 Brian Jacob
Jesse Rothstein

The Measurement of Student Ability in Modern Assessment Systems
w22333 Ori Heffetz
Daniel B. Reeves

Difficulty to Reach Respondents and Nonresponse Bias: Evidence from Large Government Surveys
w22312 Michal Bauer
Christopher Blattman
Julie Chytilová
Joseph Henrich
Edward Miguel
Tamar Mitts

Can War Foster Cooperation?
w22103 Alberto Cavallo
Guillermo Cruces
Ricardo Perez-Truglia

Learning from Potentially-Biased Statistics: Household Inflation Perceptions and Expectations in Argentina
w21991 Richard V. Burkhauser
Nicolas Hérault
Stephen P. Jenkins
Roger Wilkins

What has Been Happening to UK Income Inequality Since the Mid-1990s? Answers from Reconciled and Combined Household Survey and Tax Return Data
2015
w21785 Farley Grubb
Colonial Virginia's Paper Money Regime, 1755-1774: a Forensic Accounting Reconstruction of the Data
w21778 Edward L. Glaeser
Scott Duke Kominers
Michael Luca
Nikhil Naik

Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life
w21676 Bruce D. Meyer
Nikolas Mittag

Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net
w21620 Nikhil Naik
Scott Duke Kominers
Ramesh Raskar
Edward L. Glaeser
César A. Hidalgo

Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co-evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities
w21517 Ben Gillen
Erik Snowberg
Leeat Yariv

Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study
w21447 Christopher Blattman
Julian C. Jamison
Tricia Koroknay-Palicz
Katherine Rodrigues
Margaret Sheridan

Measuring the Measurement Error: A Method to Qualitatively Validate Survey Data
w21399 Bruce D. Meyer
Wallace K.C. Mok
James X. Sullivan

Household Surveys in Crisis
w21288 V. Kerry Smith
Sharon L. Harlan
Michael McLaen
Jacob Fishman
Carlos Valcarcel
Marcia Nation

Compassion or Cash: Evaluating Survey Response Incentives and Valuing Public Goods
w21248 Melvin Stephens
Jr.
Takashi Unayama

Estimating the Impacts of Program Benefits: Using Instrumental Variables with Underreported and Imputed Data
w21220 Claudia R. Sahm
Matthew D. Shapiro
Joel Slemrod

Balance-Sheet Households and Fiscal Stimulus: Lessons from the Payroll Tax Cut and Its Expiration
w20953 Paul Frijters
Tao Sherry Kong
Elaine M. Liu

Who Is Coming to the Artefactual Field Experiment? Participation Bias among Chinese Rural Migrants
w20954 Jorge Guzman
Scott Stern

Nowcasting and Placecasting Entrepreneurial Quality and Performance
2014
w20509 Bruce Meyer
Nikolas Mittag

Misclassification in Binary Choice Models
w20098 Charles F. Manski
Communicating Uncertainty in Official Economic Statistics
w20010 Dolan Antenucci
Michael Cafarella
Margaret Levenstein
Christopher Ré
Matthew D. Shapiro

Using Social Media to Measure Labor Market Flows
w19929 Amar Hamoudi
Duncan Thomas

Endogenous Co-residence and Program Incidence: South Africa's Old Age Pension
w19865 Andrew B. Bernard
Renzo Massari
Jose-Daniel Reyes
Daria Taglioni

Exporter Dynamics, Firm Size and Growth, and Partial Year Effects
w19846 Philip Armour
Richard V. Burkhauser
Jeff Larrimore

Using the Pareto Distribution to Improve Estimates of Topcoded Earnings
2013
w19730 Tanja Hethey-Maier
Johannes F. Schmieder

Does the Use of Worker Flows Improve the Analysis of Establishment Turnover? Evidence from German Administrative Data
w19646 Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert

Targeting ultra-poor households in Honduras and Peru
w19589 John Sabelhaus
David Johnson
Stephen Ash
David Swanson
Thesia Garner
John Greenlees
Steve Henderson

Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income?
w19536 Andrew Leicester
The Potential use of In-home Scanner Technology for Budget Surveys
w19543 Thomas F. Crossley
Joachim K. Winter

Asking Households About Expenditures: What Have We Learned?
w19544 Garry Barrett
Peter Levell
Kevin Milligan

A Comparison of Micro and Macro Expenditure Measures Across Countries Using Differing Survey Methods
w19433 Ori Heffetz
Katrina Ligett

Privacy and Data-Based Research
w19250 Pietro Ortoleva
Erik Snowberg

Overconfidence in Political Behavior
w19110 Philip Armour
Richard V. Burkhauser
Jeff Larrimore

Levels and Trends in United States Income and Its Distribution A Crosswalk from Market Income Towards a Comprehensive Haig-Simons Income Approach
w19035 Liran Einav
Jonathan D. Levin

The Data Revolution and Economic Analysis
w18927 Daniel J. Benjamin
Ori Heffetz
Miles S. Kimball
Alex Rees-Jones

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices
w18855 Michael Tomz
Mark L. J. Wright

Empirical Research on Sovereign Debt and Default
w18743 Stephen G. Dimmock
Roy Kouwenberg
Olivia S. Mitchell
Kim Peijnenburg

Ambiguity Aversion and Household Portfolio Choice: Empirical Evidence
w18701 Richard J. Murnane
U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations
2012
w18604 Ilke Van Beveren
Andrew B. Bernard
Hylke Vandenbussche

Concording EU Trade and Production Data over Time
w18308 Adam Bee
Bruce D. Meyer
James X. Sullivan

The Validity of Consumption Data: Are the Consumer Expenditure Interview and Diary Surveys Informative?
w17974 Michael D. Hurd
Susann Rohwedder

Measuring Total Household Spending in a Monthly Internet Survey: Evidence from the American Life Panel
w17816 T. Kirk White
Jerome P. Reiter
Amil Petrin

Plant-level Productivity and Imputation of Missing Data in U.S. Census Manufacturing Data
2011
w17404 Lynne G. Zucker
Michael R. Darby
Jason Fong

Communitywide Database Designs for Tracking Innovation Impact: COMETS, STARS and Nanobank
w17244 Anneke Exterkate
Robin L. Lumsdaine

How Survey Design Affects Inference Regarding Health Perceptions and Outcomes
w17241 Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn

The Feasibility and Importance of Adding Measures of Actual Experience to Cross-Sectional Data Collection
w16897 Edward E. Leamer
Workday, Holiday and Calendar Adjustment with 21st Century Data: Monthly Aggregates from Daily Diesel Fuel Purchases
2010
w16536 Greg Kaplan
Sam Schulhofer-Wohl

Interstate Migration Has Fallen Less Than You Think: Consequences of Hot Deck Imputation in the Current Population Survey
w16527 Erik Hurst
Geng Li
Benjamin Pugsley

Are Household Surveys Like Tax Forms: Evidence from Income Underreporting of the Self Employed
w16246 Claudia R. Sahm
Matthew D. Shapiro
Joel Slemrod

Check in the Mail or More in the Paycheck: Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on How It Is Delivered?
w16018 Benjamin Feigenberg
Erica M. Field
Rohini Pande

Building Social Capital Through MicroFinance
w15909 Eric M. Aldrich
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde
A. Ronald Gallant
Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez

Tapping the Supercomputer Under Your Desk: Solving Dynamic Equilibrium Models with Graphics Processors
w15857 Jacques Mairesse
Pierre Mohnen

Using Innovations Surveys for Econometric Analysis
w15867 Eric A. Hanushek
Ludger Woessmann

Sample Selectivity and the Validity of International Student Achievement Tests in Economic Research
w15851 Grid Thoma
Salvatore Torrisi
Alfonso Gambardella
Dominique Guellec
Bronwyn H. Hall
Dietmar Harhoff

Harmonizing and Combining Large Datasets - An Application to Firm-Level Patent and Accounting Data
w15786 Liran Einav
Jonathan D. Levin

Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report
w15703 J. Trent Alexander
Michael Davern
Betsey Stevenson

Inaccurate age and sex data in the Census PUMS files: Evidence and Implications
2009
w15533 Torben G. Andersen
Dobrislav Dobrev
Ernst Schaumburg

Jump-Robust Volatility Estimation using Nearest Neighbor Truncation
w15421 Claudia R. Sahm
Matthew D. Shapiro
Joel B. Slemrod

Household Response to the 2008 Tax Rebate: Survey Evidence and Aggregate Implications
w15375 José-Víctor Ríos-Rull
Frank Schorfheide
Cristina Fuentes-Albero
Maxym Kryshko
Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

Methods versus Substance: Measuring the Effects of Technology Shocks on Hours
w15359 Emi Nakamura
Jón Steinsson

Lost in Transit: Product Replacement Bias and Pricing to Market
w15320 Richard V. Burkhauser
Shuaizhang Feng
Stephen P. Jenkins
Jeff Larrimore

Recent Trends in Top Income Shares in the USA: Reconciling Estimates from March CPS and IRS Tax Return Data
w15287 Alan S. Blinder
Alan B. Krueger

Alternative Measures of Offshorability: A Survey Approach
w15245 Arie Kapteyn
James P. Smith
Arthur van Soest

Work Disability, Work, and Justification Bias in Europe and the U.S.
w15087 Orazio Attanasio
Katja Kaufmann

Educational Choices, Subjective Expectations, and Credit Constraints
w14801 Christopher Blattman
Edward Miguel

Civil War
w14805 Katharine G. Abraham
John C. Haltiwanger
Kristin Sandusky
James Spletzer

Exploring Differences in Employment between Household and Establishment Data
2008
w14458 Richard V. Burkhauser
Shuaizhang Feng
Jeff Larrimore

Measuring Labor Earnings Inequality using Public-Use March Current Population Survey Data: The Value of Including Variances and Cell Means When Imputing Topcoded Values
w14436 Liran Einav
Ephraim Leibtag
Aviv Nevo

Not-so-Classical Measurement Errors: A Validation Study of Homescan
w14247 Richard V. Burkhauser
Shuaizhang Feng
Stephen P. Jenkins
Jeff Larrimore

Estimating Trends in US Income Inequality Using the Current Population Survey: The Importance of Controlling for Censoring
w14137 Steven J. Davis
R. Jason Faberman
John C. Haltiwanger
Ian Rucker

Adjusted Estimates of Worker Flows and Job Openings in JOLTS
w14080 Christopher R. Knittel
Konstantinos Metaxoglou

Estimation of Random Coefficient Demand Models: Challenges, Difficulties and Warnings
w14018 W. Erwin Diewert
Saeed Heravi
Mick Silver

Hedonic Imputation versus Time Dummy Hedonic Indexes
w13941 Jeff Larrimore
Richard V. Burkhauser
Shuaizhang Feng
Laura Zayatz

Consistent Cell Means for Topcoded Incomes in the Public Use March CPS (1976-2007)
w13891 Joshua Aizenman
Kenneth Kletzer

The Life Cycle of Scholars and Papers in Economics -- the "Citation Death Tax"
w13873 Li Gan
Roberto Mosquera

An Empirical Study of the Credit Market with Unobserved Consumer Typers
w13865 Jay Bhattacharya
Adam Isen

On Inferring Demand for Health Care in the Presence of Anchoring, Acquiescence, and Selection Biases
2007
w13667 Rebecca M. Blank
Kerwin Kofi Charles
James M. Sallee

Do State Laws Affect the Age of Marriage? A Cautionary Tale About Avoidance Behavior
w13627 Florian Heiss
Daniel McFadden
Joachim Winter

Mind the Gap! Consumer Perceptions and Choices of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
w13596 Trevon D. Logan
Whoa, Nellie! Empirical Tests of College Football's Conventional Wisdom
w13536 Arie Kapteyn
James P. Smith
Arthur van Soest
James Banks

Labor Market Status and Transitions during the Pre-Retirement Years: Learning from International Differences
w13517 Benjamin Malin
Dirk Krueger
Felix Kubler

Computing Stochastic Dynamic Economic Models with a Large Number of State Variables: A Description and Application of a Smolyak-Collocation Method
t0345 Benjamin Malin
Dirk Krueger
Felix Kubler

Computing Stochastic Dynamic Economic Models with a Large Number of State Variables: A Description and Application of a Smolyak-Collocation Method
w13226 Steven J. Davis
John Haltiwanger
Ron S. Jarmin
C. J. Krizan
Javier Miranda
Alfred Nucci
Kristin Sandusky

Measuring the Dynamics of Young and Small Businesses: Integrating the Employer and Nonemployer Universes
w12976 Stephen V. Burks
Jeffrey Carpenter
Lorenz Goette
Kristen Monaco
Aldo Rustichini
Kay Porter

Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Large Motor Carrier: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project
w12977 Lars Vilhuber
Adjusting Imperfect Data: Overview and Case Studies
w12963 Torben G. Andersen
Tim Bollerslev
Dobrislav Dobrev

No-Arbitrage Semi-Martingale Restrictions for Continuous-Time Volatility Models subject to Leverage Effects, Jumps and i.i.d. Noise: Theory and Testable Distributional Implications
2006
w12479 Manuel Trajtenberg
Gil Shiff
Ran Melamed

The "Names Game": Harnessing Inventors' Patent Data for Economic Research
w12156 Mark Coppejans
Donna Gilleskie
Holger Sieg
Koleman Strumpf

Consumer Demand under Price Uncertainty: Empirical Evidence from the Market for Cigarettes
w11929 Refet Gurkaynak
Justin Wolfers

Macroeconomic Derivatives: An Initial Analysis of Market-Based Macro Forecasts, Uncertainty, and Risk
2005
w11800 Dale W. Jorgenson
Koji Nomura

The Industry Origins of Japanese Economic Growth
w11647 David Neumark
Junfu Zhang
Brandon Wall

Employment Dynamics and Business Relocation: New Evidence from the National Establishment Time Series
w11558 James Banks
Arie Kapteyn
James P. Smith
Arthur van Soest

Work Disability is a Pain in the *****, Especially in England, The Netherlands, and the United States
w11187 Ann M. Lawson
Brian C. Moyer
Sumiye Okubo
Mark A. Planting

Integrating Industry and National Economic Accounts: First Steps and Future Improvements
w11106 Karen Wilson
The Architecture of the System of National Accounts: A Three Country Comparison, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom
w11073 Brian Moyer
Marshall Reinsdorf
Robert Yuskavage

Aggregation Issues in Integrating and Accelerating BEA's Accounts: Improved Methods for Calculating GDP by Industry
w11040 Robert C. Feenstra
Robert E. Lipsey
Haiyan Deng
Alyson C. Ma
Hengyong Mo

World Trade Flows: 1962-2000
2004
w10831 Michael J. Geske
Valerie A. Ramey
Matthew D. Shapiro

Why Do Computers Depreciate?
w10789 Li Gan
Guan Gong
Michael Hurd
Daniel McFadden

Subjective Mortality Risk and Bequests
w10461 Arthur van Soest
Michael Hurd

Models for Anchoring and Acquiescence Bias in Consumption Data
w10462 Arthur van Soest
Michael Hurd

A Test for Anchoring and Yea-Saying in Experimental Consumption Data
2003
w10022 Richard G. Frank
Ernst R. Berndt
Alisa B. Busch

Quality-Constant Price Indexes for the Ongoing Treatment of Schizophrenia: An Exploratory Study
t0289 Christopher R. Bollinger
Amitabh Chandra

Iatrogenic Specification Error: A Cautionary Tale of Cleaning Data
w9526 W. Erwin Diewert
Measuring Capital
w9480 Li Gan
Michael Hurd
Daniel McFadden

Individual Subjective Survival Curves
2002
w9073 Mark Coppejans
Holger Sieg

Price Uncertainty, Tax Policy, and Addiction: Evidence and Implications
w8715 Ariel Pakes
A Reconsideration of Hedonic Price Indices with an Application to PC's
2001
w8514 David Card
Andrew K. G. Hildreth
Lara D. Shore-Sheppard

The Measurement of Medicaid Coverage in the SIPP: Evidence from California, 1990-1996
2000
w8033 Albert Ando
On the Japanese Economy and Japanese National Accounts
w7737 Eli Berman
Kevin Lang
Erez Siniver

Language-Skill Complementarity: Returns to Immigrant Language Acquisition
w7690 Shane Greenstein
Building and Delivering the Virtual World: Commercializing Services for Internet Access
1999
t0247 Brigitte C. Madrian
Lars John Lefgren

A Note on Longitudinally Matching Current Population Survey (CPS) Respondents
w7020 Steven Huddart
Ravi Jagannathan
Jane Saly

Valuing the Reload Features of Executive Stock Options
w6890 Paul Ellickson
Scott Stern
Manuel Trajtenberg

Patient Welfare and Patient Compliance: An Empirical Framework for Measuring the Benefits from Pharmaceutical Innovation
1998
w6829 Rajeev H. Dehejia
Sadek Wahba

Propensity Score Matching Methods for Non-experimental Causal Studies
w6799 Ernst R. Berndt
Susan H. Busch
Richard G. Frank

Price Indexes for Acute Phase Treatment of Depression
w6817 Ernst R. Berndt
David M. Cutler
Richard G. Frank
Zvi Griliches
Joseph P. Newhouse

Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues
w6586 Rajeev H. Dehejia
Sadek Wahba

Causal Effects in Non-Experimental Studies: Re-Evaluating the Evaluation of Training Programs
w6404 Milka S. Kirova
Robert S. Lipsey

Measuring Real Investment: Trends in the United States and International Comparisons
1997
w6299 Eli Berman
Linda T. Bui

band Labor Demand: Evidence from the South Coast Air Basin
w6330 David Neumark
Daniel Polsky
Daniel Hansen

Has Job Stability Declined Yet? New Evidence for the 1990's
w5990 Robert C. Feenstra
U.S. Exports, 1972-1994: With State Exports and Other U.S. Data
w5980 Matthew D. Shapiro
David W. Wilcox

Alternative Strategies for Aggregating Prices in the CPI
w5910 Robert C. Feenstra
Robert E. Lipsey
Harry P. Bowen

World Trade Flows, 1970-1992, with Production and Tariff Data
1996
w5836 Nathalie Greenan
Jacques Mairesse

Computers and Productivity in France: Some Evidence
w5741 Jean O. Lanjouw
Ariel Pakes
Jonathan Putnam

How to Count Patents and Value Intellectual Property: Uses of Patent Renewal and Application Data
w5590 Matthew D. Shapiro
David W. Wilcox

Mismeasurement in the Consumer Price Index: An Evaluation
w5553 Wouter J. Den Haan
The Comovements Between Real Activity and Prices at Different Business Cycle Frequencies
1995
t0189 Arline T. Geronimus
John Bound
Lisa J. Neidert

On the Validity of Using Census Geocode Characteristics to Proxy Individual Socioeconomic Characteristics
w5402 Owen Lamont
Do "Shortages" Cause Inflation?
w5186 Daniel Feenberg
Jeffrey A. Miron

Improving the Accessibility of the NBER's Historical Data
w5104 W. Erwin Diewert
Axiomatic and Economic Approaches to Elementary Price Indexes
w5016 Casey B. Mulligan
Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Measuring Aggregate Human Capital
w5018 Casey B. Mulligan
Xavier Sala-i-Martin

A Labor-Income-Based Measure of the Value of Human Capital: An Application to the States of the United States
w5022 Marianne Baxter
Robert G. King

Measuring Business Cycles Approximate Band-Pass Filters for Economic Time Series
1994
t0166 James Heckman
Jeffrey Smith
Christopher Taber

Accounting for Dropouts in Evaluations of Social Experiments
w4859 Francis X. Diebold
David Neumark
Daniel Polsky

Job Stability in the United States
w4812 W. Erwin Diewert
Ann Marie Smith

Productivity Measurement for a Distribution Firm
w4726 John Baldwin
Timothy Dunne
John Haltiwanger

A Comparison of Job Creation and Job Destruction in Canada and the United States
1992
w4059 Zvi Griliches
Haim Regev

Productivity and Firm Turnover in Israeli Industry: 1979-1988
w4009 Ernst R. Berndt
Zvi Griliches
Joshua G. Rosett

Auditing the Producer Price Index: Micro Evidence From Prescription Pharmaceutical Preparations
1991
w3836 Fumio Hayashi
Measuring Depreciation For Japan: Rejoinder to Dekle and Summers

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