Andrew Hussey

Andrew Hussey
The University of Memphis | U of M · Department of Economics

Ph.D., Duke University

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Increasingly researchers include information about noncognitive abilities in their analyses of similar people's educational choices and subsequent labor market outcomes. We contribute to this literature by considering the dual roles of confidence in one’s abilities and noncognitive skills and characteristics in predicting several subsequent MBA pro...
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Increasingly researchers include information about noncognitive abilities in their analyses of similar people's educational choices and subsequent labor market outcomes. We contribute to this literature by considering the dual roles of confidence in one's abilities and noncognitive skills and characteristics in predicting several subsequent MBA pro...
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In this study, we use detailed survey and institutional data from a prospective panel study of students attending a highly selective, private university to examine the effects of fraternity or sorority membership on a range of collegiate outcomes. Previous research has given insufficient attention to selection issues inherent in the study of volunt...
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In this paper the relationships between a disruption in parental co-habitation and various categories of adolescent outcomes over multiple time horizons are explored. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we estimated the effects of a change from living with both parents to just one, on academic and empl...
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Early Intervention programmes are used in various ways in higher education in an attempt to identify struggling students at an early point in their coursework and to enable improvement in student outcomes. Despite being an increasingly common policy measure that is relatively easy to implement, little empirical evidence exists regarding the effecti...
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We consider the "mismatch" hypothesis in the context of graduate management education. Both blacks and Hispanics, conditional on a rich set of human capital variables, prior earnings and work experience, and noncognitive attributes, are favored in admission to top 50 MBA programs. To test for mismatch effects, we provide two comparisons: (1) of com...
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We estimate the effects of being obese during adolescence on the likelihood of high school graduation, post-secondary educational attainment and labour market earnings as an adult (over 13 years later). We use longitudinal data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health), conducted by the Carolina Population Center of th...
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A large literature has focused on estimating the returns to schooling and has typically done so by incorporating institutional heterogeneity in quality along merely one dimension (such as average SAT scores). Using longitudinal survey data of registrants for the GMAT exam and school level information from other sources, we create, in the context of...
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This paper examines sorting into interracial friendships at selective universities. We show significant friendship segregation, particularly for blacks. Indeed, blacks'' friendships are no more diverse in college than in high school, despite the fact that the colleges that blacks attend have substantially smaller black populations. We demonstrate t...
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We use data from Add Health to estimate models of peer effects and effects of social environment on adolescent psychological well-being. Past literature has focused mostly on the role of peers on adolescents, notably on schooling (GPA, high school graduation, etc.) and risk behavioral (smoking, drinking, drug use, etc.) outcomes. Our study’s core i...
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Many studies find a notable return to college quality. and only do until they address selection bias concerns by proxying for ambition and by matching students with similar admission outcomes but different matriculation decisions. Although we employ similar methodologies to Dale and Krueger, we find substantial returns to MBA program selectivity.
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Focused on human capital, economists typically explain about half of the gender eamings gap. For a national sample of MBAs, we account for 82 percent of the gap by incorporatitig noncognitive skills (for example, confi-dence and assertiveness) and preferences regarding family, career, and jobs. Those two sources of gender heterogeneity account for...
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This paper empirically investigates the link between ethics, earnings and gender. Using a self-reported measure from a longitudinal survey of registrants for the Graduate Management Admission Test, we find that ethical character is negatively associated with males’ wages. For females, however, this relationship does not hold. In addition, using mea...
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A substantial literature has established returns to both college quality and to choice of major. While these findings help college applicants decide between a range of options, surprisingly no such analysis exists for any other type of higher education degrees. Here we offer the first such estimates for graduates of Master’s of Business Administrat...
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We consider the ―mismatch‖ hypothesis in the context of graduate management education, using a longitudinal dataset of individuals who registered to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), some of whom went on to obtain MBAs. Both blacks and Hispanics, conditional on observable credentials, are favored in admissions (especially at selec...
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Using a differences-in-differences approach, we estimate the effects of migration due to Hurricane Katrina on crime rates across the United States between 2003 and 2007. To account for possible endogeneity between the socio-economic characteristics of a host city and evacuees, we instrument the number of evacuees going to a certain metropolitan are...
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Panel data on MBA graduates is used in an attempt to empirically distinguish between human capital and signaling models of education. The existence of employment observations prior to MBA enrollment allows for the control of unobserved ability or selection into MBA programs (through the use of individual fixed effects). In addition, variation in th...
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Focused on human capital, economists typically explain about half of the gender earnings gap. For a national sample of MBAs, we account for 82 percent of the gap by incorporating noncognitive skills (for example, confidence and assertiveness) and preferences regarding family, career, and jobs. Those two sources of gender heterogeneity account for a...
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This paper uses data from Add Health to estimate models of social network effects for adolescent mental health at two different time periods. Social networks consist of peer groups, school support, parental support, and neighborhood support. Past literature has focused mostly on the role of ‘peers’ on adolescents, notably on schooling (GPA, high sc...
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This paper investigates the labor market effects of obtaining an MBA degree. Despite estimated positive returns to the degree on earnings, a negative reduced form effect of the MBA on managerial attainment is found, a finding that is especially puzzling since managerial status and earnings are highly positively correlated. This reduced form result...
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Since the onset of HIV/AIDS awareness in the early 1980s, much attention has centered around the substantial negative effects of the disease throughout the world. This paper provides evidence of a secondary effect the disease has had on sexual behavior in the United States. Using a difference-in-differences estimation framework and state level data...
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Obesity among U.S. adolescents ages 12–19 rose from 4.6% in 1963–1965 to 17.4% in 2003–2004. This paper contributes to the literature on the impact of unhealthy body mass index (BMI) on health (e.g., obesity) and human capital (e.g., schooling) investments of adolescents. We use the propensity score method to study 8,388 individuals who responded t...
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Because MBA programs require work experience before admittance, prior wages can be exploited to disentangle the return to the degree from unobserved productivity. We find that controlling for individual fixed effects generally reduces the estimated returns to an MBA, particularly for those in top programs. However, for full-time MBA students attend...
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Rather than estimating the returns to obtaining a college degree, this paper treats the college education decision as an uncertain investment involving varying likelihoods of successful graduation. We predict earnings conditional on both graduating and not graduating from both selective and non-selective institutions, and incorporate estimated indi...

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The examine whether variations in employee's work effort can be attributed to variations in incentives within the employee’s current position or in possibilities to a promotion to a better job within the employee's labor market segment.