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Modeling Earnings Dynamics

Joseph G. Altonji, Anthony Smith, Ivan Vidangos

NBER Working Paper No. 14743
Issued in February 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Richard Blundell, Mary Daly, Rasmus Lentz, Costas Meghir, Paul Oyer, and Luigi Pistaferri for helpful discussions and suggestions. We also thank participants in seminars at the Bank of Spain, UC Berkeley, CEMFI, U. of Chicago, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve Board, Georgetown U., Pennsylvania State U., Princeton, U. of Rochester, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Yale, and conference sessions at the Society of Economic Dynamics (June 2005), the World Congress of the Econometric Society (August 2005), the Cowles Foundation Macro/Labor Economics Conference (May 2006), NBER (Nov. 2006), the Econometric Society Winter Meetings (January 2007) and the Society for Computational Economics (June 2008) for valuable comments. Our research has been supported by the Cowles Foundation and the Economic Growth Center, Yale University, and by NSF grant SES-0112533 (Altonji). The views expressed in the paper are our own and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Board, Yale University, NBER, or other members of their staffs. We are responsible for the remaining shortcomings of the paper. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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