Essays on Match Quality and Educational Choice

Essays on Match Quality and Educational Choice

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In this dissertation, I examine the role of match quality and educational choice. Chapter 1 examines how match quality behaves over the short run and calibrates an economic model to national, business cycle data. Chapter 2 turns to the microeconomics of match quality and examine the role of individual match quality in explaining variations in individual earnings Chapter 3 examines how academic achievement influences individual earnings for different college majors.cational mismatches. There is an extensive literature which relates overeducation to labor-market outcomes such as earnings (Allen and van der Velden [2001]), job turnover (Topel [1986]; Lentz and Mortensen [2007]; Teulings [2007]), anbsp;...

Title:Essays on Match Quality and Educational Choice
Author:Neal Henry Olitsky
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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