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Assignment 1
1. Table 7 of Hanushek (1986) presents characteristics of public school teachers between
1960 and 1983. What are the main things to note from this table?
The above table suggests that the characteristics of public school teachers
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Assignment 3
1. Download the data set projectstarnew2.txt from UBLearns. The data set has only 2
columns (variables). Name them as variables dtmathssk (math scaled score in kindergarden of a Project STAR participant), and dtmathss1 (math scale
Eco 440/544 Midterm Exam
March 4, 2009
Your name:
Your person number:
You have 50 minutes to nish this test. You are not allowed to consult any lecture notes
during the test. Answer the questions in the space provided. There are in total 46 points
(Questi
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Assignment 7
1. Table V in Tyler et al. (2000) estimates the GED eect on earnings for dropouts who
attempted the GED. Regarding Panel A (white sample) and the middle three columns (Ex-
periment 3), how to interpret the four numbers (9362, 7843
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Assignment 4
1. Download the data set projectstarnew.txt from UBLearns. The data set has 88 columns
(variables). Name these variables as follows:
Name
Variable
dtreadssk Reading percentile score of a Project STAR student
dtmathssk
Math percent
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Assignment 2 (Due Feb. 11, Monday)
1. Krueger (1998) pools the NAEP data across three age groups and three subject tests and
estimates an ordinary least squares (OLS) regression of the form:
Y = a + b(spending/student) + (subject dummies) + (a
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Assignment 5
1. Table 1 of Winston (1999) is taken from a recent study of student subsidies at most of the
accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities in the United States. The data include
2739 institutions, of which 1420 are public
Womens Labor and the Economy Analytical Assignment #1
Due Friday Feb. 17th (trust me you dont want to start it the night before )
The assignment has three parts. In part one (Facts) you will gather data on given topic for two
different groups for two diff
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Assignment 8
Note: Please make a copy of your answers before submission, as I may not be
able to distribute the last homework back to you.
Figure I in Black (1999) illustrates the problem discussed conceptually. The researcher uses
housing pri
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Assignment 6
1. The problem here slightly changes the example in Spence (1973). Suppose that there are
two productivity distinct groups. Group I individuals have a productivity of 1. In contrast,
Group II individuals have a productivity of 3 (