Working Paper No. 105

Estimation of Wage Gains and Welfare Gains from Self-Selection Models


In this paper we consider the basic self-selection model for the effects of education, training, unions, and other activities on wages. We show that past models have ignored "heterogeneity of rewards" to the activity--i.e., differences across individuals in the rate of return to the activity--as a source of selection bias. We model such heterogeneity, show how its presence can be tested, and draw out its implications for the wage and welfare gains to the activity. An empirical application provides strong support for such heterogeneity.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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