Peter S. Arcidiacono, Professor of Economics and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Peter S. Arcidiacono

Professor Arcidiacono specializes in research involving applied microeconomics, applied economics, and labor economics. His research primarily focuses on education and discrimination. His work focuses specifically on the exploration of a variety of subjects, such as structural estimation, affirmative action, minimum wages, teen sex, discrimination, higher education, and dynamic discrete choice models, among others. He recently received funding from a National Science Foundation Grant for his project, “CCP Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity.” He has also been awarded grants from NICHD for his work entitled, “A Dynamic Model of Teen Sex, Abortion, and Childbearing;” and from the Smith Richardson Foundation for his study, “Does the River Spill Over? Race and Peer Effects in the College & Beyond” with Jacob Vigdor. Other recent studies of his include, “The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wage Increases when Both Labor Supply and Labor Demand are Endogenous” with Tom Ahm and Walter Wessles; “Explaining Cross-racial Differences in Teenage Labor Force Participation: Results from a General Equilibrium Search Model” with Alvin Murphy and Omari Swinton; and “The Effects of Gender Interactions in the Lab and in the Field” in collaboration with Kate Antonovics and Randy Walsh.

Office Location:  201A Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1816
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.econ.duke.edu/~psarcidi

Teaching (Fall 2019):

Office Hours:

By appointment
Education:

Ph.D.University of Wisconsin at Madison1999
M.S.University of Wisconsin at Madison1997
B.S.Willamette University1993
Specialties:

Microeconomics
Econometrics
Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
Economics of Education
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Research Interests: Labor Economics, Microeconomics

Professor Arcidiacono specializes in research involving applied microeconomics, applied economics, and labor economics. His research primarily focuses on education and discrimination. His work focuses specifically on the exploration of a variety of subjects, such as structural estimation, affirmative action, minimum wages, teen sex, discrimination, higher education, and dynamic discrete choice models, among others. He recently received funding from a National Science Foundation Grant for his project, “CCP Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity.” He has also been awarded grants from NICHD for his work entitled, “A Dynamic Model of Teen Sex, Abortion, and Childbearing;” and from the Smith Richardson Foundation for his study, “Does the River Spill Over? Race and Peer Effects in the College & Beyond” with Jacob Vigdor. Other recent studies of his include, “The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wage Increases when Both Labor Supply and Labor Demand are Endogenous” with Tom Ahm and Walter Wessles; “Explaining Cross-racial Differences in Teenage Labor Force Participation: Results from a General Equilibrium Search Model” with Alvin Murphy and Omari Swinton; and “The Effects of Gender Interactions in the Lab and in the Field” in collaboration with Kate Antonovics and Randy Walsh.

Keywords:

affirmative action • higher education • minimum wages • Pricing • structural estimation • teen sex

Current Ph.D. Students  

Recent Publications   (search)

  1. Arcidiacono, P; Kinsler, J; Price, J, Productivity spillovers in team production: Evidence from professional basketball, Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 35 no. 1 (January, Accepted, 2017), pp. 191-225, University of Chicago Press [doi]  [abs]
  2. Arcidiacono, P; Aucejo, E; Maurel, AP; Ransom, T, College Attrition and the Dynamics of Information Revelation, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) no. 222 (May, Accepted, 2016), pp. 69 pages  [abs]
  3. Arcidiacono, P; Beauchamp, A; McElroy, M, Terms of Endearment: An Equilibrium Model of Sex and Matching, Quantitative Economics, vol. 7 no. 1 (March, Accepted, 2016), pp. 117-156, The Econometric Society, ISSN 1759-7323 [doi]
  4. Arcidiacono, P; Lovenheim, M, Affirmative action and the quality-fit trade-off, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 54 no. 1 (March, Accepted, 2016), pp. 3-51, American Economic Association, ISSN 0022-0515 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Altonji, JG; Arcidiacono, P; Maurel, A, The Analysis of Field Choice in College and Graduate School. Determinants and Wage Effects, in Handbook of the Economics of Education, vol. 5 (January, 2016), pp. 305-396, Elsevier, ISBN 9780444634597 [doi]  [abs]