Joshua Angrist
Research Fellow

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Angrist Joshua Angrist is a Professor in the MIT Economics Department and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, he was on the faculties of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Harvard University. His Bachelor's degree is from Oberlin College. Professor Angrist is a fellow of the Econometric Society and has published widely on the economic returns to schooling, the determinants of school quality, the relationship between military service and the civilian labor market, and econometric methodology. He has worked as a consultant to the U.S. and Israeli governments on labor market issues and data, and teaches courses on program and policy evaluation methods for government officials in a number of countries. Professor Angrist is currently working on projects related to education policy, achievement incentives, immigration, and econometric methods.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.

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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
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Joshua Angrist
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Undergraduate Econometrics Instruction: Through Our Classes, Darkly
10429  Atila Abdulkadiroğlu
Joshua Angrist
Yusuke Narita
Parag A. Pathak
Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation
8985  Atila Abdulkadiroğlu
Joshua Angrist
Peter D. Hull
Parag A. Pathak
Charters Without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston
8959  Joshua Angrist
Erich Battistin
Daniela Vuri
In a Small Moment: Class Size and Moral Hazard in the Mezzogiorno
7429  Joshua Angrist
Miikka Rokkanen
Wanna Get Away? RD Identification Away from the Cutoff
6790  Atila Abdulkadiroğlu
Joshua Angrist
Parag A. Pathak
The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools
6525  Joshua Angrist
Parag A. Pathak
Christopher R. Walters
Explaining Charter School Effectiveness
(published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5 (4), 1-27)
5690  Joshua Angrist
Susan Dynarski
Thomas J. Kane
Parag A. Pathak
Christopher R. Walters
Who Benefits from KIPP?
(Published in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Joshua Angrist
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design Is Taking the Con out of Econometrics
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2010, 24 (2), 3-30)
3628  Joshua Angrist
Stacey Chen
Long-Term Economic Consequences of Vietnam-Era Conscription: Schooling, Experience and Earnings
(published as "Schooling and the Vietnam-Era GI Bill: Evidence from the Draft Lottery" in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2011, 3 (2), 96-118)
3606  Joshua Angrist
Guido M. Kuersteiner
Causal Effects of Monetary Shocks: Semiparametric Conditional Independence Tests with a Multinomial Propensity Score
3134  Joshua Angrist
Daniel W. Lang
Philip Oreopoulos
Incentives and Services for College Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
(published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009, 1(1), 136–63.)
2790  Joshua Angrist
Adriana Kugler
Rural Windfall or a New Resource Curse? Coca, Income, and Civil Conflict in Colombia
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 90 (2), 191-215)
2075  Joshua Angrist
Victor Lavy
Analia Schlosser
New Evidence on the Causal Link between the Quantity and Quality of Children
1500  Joshua Angrist
Jonathan Guryan
Does Teacher Testing Raise Teacher Quality? Evidence from State Certification Requirements
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2008, 27 (5), 483-503)
1146  Joshua Angrist
Victor Lavy
The Effect of High Stakes High School Achievement Awards: Evidence from a School-Centered Randomized Trial
(published in: American Economic Review, 2009, 99 (4), 1384-1414)
976  Joshua Angrist
Kevin Lang
Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program
(published in: American Economic Review, 2004, 94 (5), 1613-1634)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Joshua Angrist
Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Theory and Practice
(published in: Economic Journal, 2004, 114 (494), C52-C83)
433  Joshua Angrist
Adriana Kugler
Protective or Counter-Productive? Labor Market Institutions and the Effect Immigration on EU Natives
(published in: Economic Journal, 2003, 113 (488), F302-F331)
368  Joshua Angrist
How Do Sex Ratios Affect Marriage and Labor Markets? Evidence from America's Second Generation
(published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, 117 (3), 997-1038)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Joshua Angrist
Victor Lavy
New Evidence on Classroom Computers and Pupil Learning
(published in: Economic Journal, 2002, 112 (482), 735-765)