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Research interests

Research interests: Economics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China Applied econometrics

Biography

AB, Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies, Harvard University, 1982 MScEcon in Economics, London School of Economics, 1984 MA in Economics, Stanford University, 1984 PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 1990

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Research Output 1992 2016

Police, Crime and the Problem of Weak Instruments: Revisiting the “More Police, Less Crime” Thesis

Kovandzic, T. V., Schaffer, M. E., Vieraitis, L. M., Orrick, E. A. & Piquero, A. R. Mar 2016 In : Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 32, 1, p. 133-158 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

police
Police
Crime
instruments
offense

Labour allocation and firm growth: Benchmarking transition countries against mature market economies

Schaffer, M. E., Muravyev, A. & Mitra, P. 6 Aug 2014 In : IZA Journal of Labor & Development. 3, 13, p. 1-22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Market economy
Benchmarking
European Union
Structural change
Labor

Wage policies of a Russian firm and the financial crisis of 1998: Evidence from personnel data, 1997 to 2002

Dohmen, T., Lehman, H. & Schaffer, M. E. 2014 In : Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 67, 2, p. 504-531 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Real wages
Financial crisis
Wages
Personnel
Workers

Estimating the causal effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates: a local average treatment effect approach

Kovandzic, T., Schaffer, M. E. & Kleck, G. 2013 In : Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 29, 4, p. 477-541

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

weapon
time series
Time series
suicide
panel data

Soviet power plus electrification: what is the long-run legacy of communism?

Carlin, W., Schaffer, M. E. & Seabright, P. Jan 2013 In : Explorations in Economic History. 50, 1, p. 116-147

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

planning
human capital
infrastructure
market
Planning