What's Here.

Electronic version of publications, my CV, job market information, and links elsewhere. I have been amazingly lazy/slow in the few past years about updating it and it shows!

This is the "professional" web page of John Enrico DiNardo, Professor of Public Policy, Visiting Professor Law School, and Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan.

My Other Web Pages

Links to my other web pages:

Law School web page

"Personal" web page

School of Public Policy web page

PhD's on the "Job Market"

Current Job Market Candidate (2016-2017 Season):


A sample of recent stuff (AKA reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)

Introductory Remarks on Metastatistics for the Practically Minded Non-Bayesian Regression Runner prepared for the Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics: Vol. 2 Applied Econometrics by Terence C. Mills and Kerry Patterson. (Updated 1 August 2008 with a real "conclusion" and a lot of typo fixes).

3 (?) Reviews of Freakonomics (published, published, unpublished)

Bacolod, DiNardo, and Jacobson, "Beyond Incentives: Do Schools use Accountability Rewards Productively?" (published)

DiNardo and McCrary and Sanbonmatsu, "Constructive Proposals for Dealing with Attrition " (unpublished)

DiNardo and Winfree, "The Law of Genius and Home Runs Refuted" (published)



PDFs of published papers

PDF versions of most of my published work except book chapters


PDFs of unpublished papers

Some unpublished stuff of recent vintage and a book chapter or two.

  1. Finite Sample Properties of Semiparametric Average Treatment Effect Estimators with Matias Busso and Justin McCrary.
  2. The Law of Genius and Home Runs Refuted with Jason Winfree
  3. The Causal Effect of Unionization (in the U.S. context) (Slide presentation only)
  4. Constructive Proposals for Dealing with Attrition with Justin McCrary and Lisa Sanbonmatsu.
  5. Beyond Incentives: Do Schools use Accountability Rewards Productively? with Marigee Bacolod and Mireille Jacobson. (Revised 06 June 2007)
  6. The Impact of Technological Change on Low Wage Workers: A Review with David Card.
  7. Natural Experiments. Revised! An entry for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, with permission Special thanks to Thomas C. Buchmueller, Peter DiCola, and David Thacher for valuable criticism.
  8. Propensity Score Reweighting and Changes in Wage Distributions (Unpublished Paper)

NBER Working Papers in PDF format

You will need not authorized access to download from NBER.

w10598 Economic Impacts of Unionization on Private Sector Employers: 1984-2001
with David S. Lee: July 2004

w8993 The Impact of Unionization on Establishment Closure: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Representation Elections
with David S. Lee: June 2002

w8769 Skill Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles
with David Card: February 2002

w8238 Union Effects on Health Insurance Provision and Coverage in the United States
with Thomas C. Buchmueller: April 2001

w7794 When Unions "Mattered": Assessing the Impact of Strikes on Financial Markets: 1925-1937
with Kevin F. Hallock: July 2000

w7578 Do Immigrant Inflows Lead to Native Outflows?
with David Card: March 2000

w7328 The Phillips Curve is Back? Using Panel Data to Analyze the Relationship Between Unemployment and Inflation in an Open Economy
with Mark P. Moore: August 1999

w6872 Did Community Rating Induce an Adverse Selection Death Spiral? Evidencefrom New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut
with Thomas Buchmueller: January 1999

w6630 The Immigrant and Native-born Wage Distributions: Evidence from United States Censuses
with Kristin F. Butcher: July 1998

w6519 The More Things Change: Immigrants and the Children of Immigrants in the 1940s, the 1970s, and the 1990s
with David Card, Eugena Estes: April 1998

w6318 Unions and Managerial Pay
with Kevin Hallock, Jorn-Steffen Pischke: December 1997

w5606 The Returns to Computer Use Revisited: Have Pencils Changed the Wage Structure Too?
with Jorn-Steffen Pischke: June 1996

w5093 Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages, 1973-1992: A Semiparametric Approach
with Nicole M. Fortin, Thomas Lemieux: April 1995

w4212 Alcohol, Marijuana, and American Youth: The Unintended Effects of Government Regulation
with Thomas Lemieux: November 1992


CV, Contact Information, Other Affiliations

My most recent (April 2008) Curriculum Vitae

5238 Weill Hall
735 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091


(734) 647-7843

The University of Michigan

National Bureau of Economic Research


Econometric Methods

I would much like to do a new edition but McGraw--Hill has "out of printed" the book in the U.S. (and North America) but not internationally. I've tried for a couple of years to "get my rights back", but to no avail. I hope soon. Until then, these link to some old pages about the book.

  • Links to Econometric Methods Fourth Edition (a book I helped write)
  • Links to customer reviews of the book at Amazon
  • Find a nearby indpendent book seller!