Chao Fu


Fields: Labor Economics, Empirical Microeconomics, Applied Theory


  • "Estimation of an Equilibrium Model with Externalities: Post-Disaster Neighborhood Rebuilding" (with Jesse Gregory), Econometrica, accepted, pdf

  • "Structural Estimation of a Becker-Ehrlich Equilibrium Model of Crime: Allocating Police across Cities to Reduce Crime" (with Kenneth Wolpin), Review of Economic Studies,accepted. pdf

  • "Ability Tracking, School and Parental Effort, and Student Achievement: A Structural Model and Estimation" (with Nirav Mehta), Journal of Labor Economics, accepted. working paper version pdf

  • "College-Major Choice to College-Then-Major Choice" (with Paola Bordon), Review of Economic Studies , 2015, 82 (4): 1247-1288 pdf

  • "Equilibrium Tuition, Applications, Admissions and Enrollment in the College Market" Journal of Political Economy , 2014, 122(2): 225-281 pdf

  • "Training, Search and Wage Dynamics", Review of Economic Dynamics, 2011, 14(4): 650-666 pdf Online Appendix: pdf

  • "Assumptions Matter: Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment" (with Steven Durlauf and Salvador Navarro), American Economic Review: P&P, 2012, 102(3): 487-492 pdf

  • "Capital Punishment and Deterrence: Understanding Disparate Results" (with Steven Durlauf and Salvador Navarro), Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2013, 29(1): 103-121 pdf

    Working Papers

  • "Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism vs. Its Alternatives" (with Caterina Calsamiglia and Maia Guell) paper, appendix

  • "Competition and the Cannibalization of College Quality" (with Paola Bordon, Ana Gazmuri and Jean-Francois Houde) pdf

    Work in Progress

  • "Wandering Astray: Teenage Schooling and Crime" (with Nicolas Grau and Jorge Rivera)

  • "Local Market Equilibrium and the Design of Public Health Insurance System" (with Naoki Aizawa)

  • "Government Expenditure on the Public Education System" (with Shoya Ishimaru and John Kennan)

  • "Demand on the College Market"(with Alan Sorensen)

  • "Parent Reputation, Student Effort and Student Achievement" (with Juan Pantano)

  • "Student Loans, College Completion and Career Paths" (with Atusko Tanaka)