Jeffrey A. Smith

Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Tel: 608-262-3066

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NBER Program Affiliations: ED , LS
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: University of Wisconsin at Madison and IZA

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2018The Consequences of Academic Match between Students and Colleges
with Eleanor Wiske Dillon: w25069
July 2016Tobacco Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: How Should We Value Foregone Consumer Surplus?
with Helen Levy, Edward C. Norton: w22471

Published: Helen G. Levy & Edward C. Norton & Jeffrey A. Smith, 2018. "Tobacco Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: How Should We Value Foregone Consumer Surplus?," American Journal of Health Economics, vol 4(1), pages 1-25. citation courtesy of

October 2015Employment and Training Programs
with Burt S. Barnow: w21659
Employment and Training Programs
with Burt S. Barnow
in Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume 2, Robert A. Moffitt, editor
September 2013Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms
with Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane, David Rosenblum: w19446
August 2013The Determinants of Mismatch Between Students and Colleges
with Eleanor Wiske Dillon: w19286

Published: Eleanor Wiske Dillon and Jeffrey Andrew Smith, "Determinants of the Match between Student Ability and College Quality," Journal of Labor Economics 35, no. 1 (January 2017): 45-66.

February 2004Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs
with Jeremy Lise, Shannon Seitz: w10283
July 2003The Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Evidence from a Prototypical Job Training Program
with James J. Heckman: w9818

Published: James J. Heckman & Jeffrey A. Smith, 2004. "The Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Evidence from a Prototypical Job Training Program," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 22(2), pages 243-298, April. citation courtesy of

June 2002The Performance of Performance Standards
with James Heckman, Carolyn Heinrich: w9002

Published: Heckman, James J., Carolyn Heinrich and Jeffrey Smith. "The Performance Of Performance Standards," Journal of Human Resources, 2002, v37(4,Fall), 778-811. citation courtesy of

March 2002Is the Threat of Reemployment Services More Effective than the Services Themselves? Experimental Evidence from the UI System
with Dan A. Black, Mark C. Berger, Brett J. Noel: w8825

Published: Black, Dan A., Jeffrey A. Smith, Mark C. Berger and Brett J. Noel. "Is The Threat Of Reemployment Services More Effective Than The Services Themselves? Evidence From Random Assignment In The UI System," American Economic Review, 2003, v93(4,Sep), 1313-1327.

January 2000The Sensitivity of Experimental Impact Estimates (Evidence from the National JTPA Study)
with James J. Heckman
in Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries, David G. Blanchflower and Richard B. Freeman, editors
February 1999The Pre-Program Earnings Dip and the Determinants of Participation in a Social Program: Implications for Simple Program Evaluation Strategies
with James J. Heckman: w6983

Published: Economic Journal, Vol. 109, no. 457 (1999): 313-348.

August 1998Characterizing Selection Bias Using Experimental Data
with James Heckman, Hidehiko Ichimura, Petra Todd: w6699

Published: Econometrica, Vol. 66, no. 5 (1999): 1017-1098. citation courtesy of

May 1998Evaluating the Welfare State
with James J. Heckman: w6542

Published: Econometrics and Economic Theory in the 20th Century: The Ragnar Frisch Centennial, Strom, Steiner, ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, pp. 241-318.

July 1997The Sensitivity of Experimental Impact Estimates: Evidence from the National JTPA Study
with James J. Heckman: w6105

Published: Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries, Blanchflower, David and Richard Freeman, eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000, pp. 331-356.

April 1996What Do Bureaucrats Do? The Effects of Performance Standards and Bureaucratic Preferences on Acceptance into the JTPA Program
with James J. Heckman, Christopher Taber: w5535

Published: Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth: Reinventing Government and the Problem of Bureaucracy, Vol. 7, Libecap, Gary, ed., Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1996, pp. 191-217.

September 1994Accounting for Dropouts in Evaluations of Social Experiments
with James Heckman, Christopher Taber: t0166

Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 80, no. 1 (1998): 1-14.

January 1994Making the Most Out Of Social Experiments: Reducing the Intrinsic Uncertainty in Evidence from Randomized Trials with an Application to the JTPA Exp
with Nancy Clements, James Heckman: t0149

Published: Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 64, no. 4 (1997): 487-536.

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