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HANDBOOK OF LABOR ECONOMICS, VOL 4A by David Card, Orley Ashenfelter

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Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4, No. Suppl PA, 2011

ISSN: 1573-4463

doi: 10.1016/S0169-7218(11)00412-6

Chapter 6Identification of Models of the Labor Market

Eric French*, Christopher Taber**

* Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

** Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER

Abstract

This chapter discusses identification of common selection models of the labor market. We start with the classic Roy model and show how it can be identified with exclusion restrictions. We then extend the argument to the generalized Roy model, treatment effect models, duration models, search models, and dynamic discrete choice models. In all cases, key ingredients for identification are exclusion restrictions and support conditions.

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