RESEARCH PROJECTS

& PRESENTATIONS

HIGHER EDUCATION

Why Don't Elite Colleges Expand Supply?

Peter Blair (Harvard), Kent Smetters, (University of Pennsylvania)

APPAM PANEL PAPER | 2019

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LABOR MARKET INEQUALITY

Job Market Signaling Through Occupational Licensing

Peter Blair (Harvard), Bobby Chung (Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

NBER Working Paper | 2017

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LABOR MARKET INEQUALITY

The Effect of Labor Flexibility on Gender Wage Gaps

Peter Blair (Harvard), Ben Posmanick (Clemson)

NBER Labor Studies Paper | 2019

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DEVELOPMENT

Outside Options More Important Than Race in Explaining Tipping Points in US Neighborhoods

Peter Blair (Harvard)

HCEO Working Paper | 2017

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EDUCATION

The Effect of Unilateral Divorce Laws on College Educational Attainment

Peter Blair (Harvard), Elijah Neilson (Clemson)

Forthcoming

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LABOR MARKET INEQUALITY

How Much of a Barrier to Entry is Occupational Licensing?

Peter Blair (Harvard), Bobby Chung (Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

British Journal of Industrial Relations

| 2019

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LABOR MARKET INEQUALITY

The Labor Market Consequences of Ex-Offender Licensing Laws

Peter Blair (Harvard), Morris Kleiner & Jason Hicks (Minnesota)

Upjohn Institute and Washington Center for Equitable Growth | 2019

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DEVELOPMENT

The Effect of Selective Property Rights on Economic Development

Peter Blair (Harvard)

Forthcoming

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LABOR MARKET INEQUALITY

Disentangling Peer Effects and Economic Incentives in Customer Acquisition

Clarence Lee (Cornell), Peter Blair (Harvard)

Forthcoming

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EDUCATION

Is Spending on Schools Efficient? Capitalization of Spending and Local Taxes

Pat Bayer (Duke), Peter Blair (Harvard), Ken Whaley (Clemson)

NBER Public Economics Paper | 2020

WORKS IN PROGRESS

The Effect of Decentralized Racial Preferences on Segregation

Peter Blair & Patrick Bayer

The Effect of Merit-based Aid on Student Outcomes in India

Peter Blair & Smriti Bhargava

Using the Moving To Opportunity Experiment to Assess the Validity of Non-experimental Instruments for House Prices.

Peter Blair

Federal Funding Premia for Elite Universities

Peter Blair & Michael Dinerstein

Estimating the Causal Effect of School Funding on the Neighborhood Choices of Households

Peter Blair & Kenneth Whaley

The Effect of Financial Incentives on Research Output of Faculty: Evidence from India

Peter Blair

Why are Distinctively Black Names Associated with Positive Outcomes for Blacks in the Pre-Civil Rights Era and associated with negative outcomes for Blacks in the Post-Civil Rights Era?

Peter Blair & Jhacova Williams

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