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Does segregation make economic sense?

A central tenet of libertarianism is the notion of free association–being able to socialise and enter into contracts with people of your choosing, with the corollary of being able to refuse to do ...
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Why can high variance help you in Heckman (1998) but not Aigner and Cain (1977)?

Heckman (1998) argues that, if the bar for acceptance is high (so most applicants are rejected), then belonging to a group who quality has high variance tends to help you. The argument is something ...
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General equilibrium effects of affirmative action policies

I am interested in the debate about affirmative action in college admissions and I would be happy to read some theoretical economic investigations of the effects of these policies. I would be glad if ...
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Structural Modelling of Expectations/Beliefs

I'm trying to build a structural model explaining the job search process by the job-seeker. One of the crucial component of job search, that i want to model, is the expectation about the employer. So ...
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statistical discrimination VS taste based discrimination

Given the progress in the literature on economics of discrimination. What is the reason for still believing in the dichotomy taste-based VS statistical discrimination. I think the first theory is just ...
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Are there any studies that show that “Affirmative Action” hurts the economy?

Are there any studies that show that "Affirmative Action" (an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education) hurts the ...