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How much should we trust differencesindifferences estimates? Quarterly Journal of Economics 119:249–75
, 2004
"... Most papers that employ DifferencesinDifferences estimation (DD) use many years of data and focus on serially correlated outcomes but ignore that the resulting standard errors are inconsistent. To illustrate the severity of this issue, we randomly generate placebo laws in statelevel data on fema ..."
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on female wages from the Current Population Survey. For each law, we use OLS to compute the DD estimate of its “effect ” as well as the standard error of this estimate. These conventional DD standard errors severely understate the standard deviation of the estimators: we find an “effect ” significant
Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Direct Foreign Investment? Evidence from Venezuela
 AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW
, 1999
"... Governments often promote inward foreign investment to encourage technology “spillovers” from foreign to domestic firms. Using panel data on Venezuelan plants, we find that foreign equity participation is positively correlated with plant productivity (the “ownplant” effect), but this relationship ..."
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Governments often promote inward foreign investment to encourage technology “spillovers” from foreign to domestic firms. Using panel data on Venezuelan plants, we find that foreign equity participation is positively correlated with plant productivity (the “ownplant” effect), but this relationship
Bagging Predictors
 Machine Learning
, 1996
"... Bagging predictors is a method for generating multiple versions of a predictor and using these to get an aggregated predictor. The aggregation averages over the versions when predicting a numerical outcome and does a plurality vote when predicting a class. The multiple versions are formed by making ..."
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of the prediction method. If perturbing the learning set can cause significant changes in the predictor constructed, then bagging can improve accuracy. 1. Introduction A learning set of L consists of data f(y n ; x n ), n = 1; : : : ; Ng where the y's are either class labels or a numerical response. We have a
The Structure of Foreign Trade
, 1999
"... this paper what we know about foreign trade and in what ways our understanding has improved as a result of the last 20 years of research ..."
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this paper what we know about foreign trade and in what ways our understanding has improved as a result of the last 20 years of research
The theory and practice of corporate finance: Evidence from the field
 Journal of Financial Economics
, 2001
"... We survey 392 CFOs about the cost of capital, capital budgeting, and capital structure. Large firms rely heavily on present value techniques and the capital asset pricing model, while small firms are relatively likely to use the payback criterion. We find that a surprising number of firms use their ..."
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their firm risk rather than project risk in evaluating new investments. Firms are concerned about maintaining financial flexibility and a good credit rating when issuing debt, and earnings per share dilution and recent stock price appreciation when issuing equity. We find some support for the pecking
LucasKanade 20 Years On: A Unifying Framework: Part 3
 International Journal of Computer Vision
, 2002
"... Since the LucasKanade algorithm was proposed in 1981 image alignment has become one of the most widely used techniques in computer vision. Applications range from optical flow, tracking, and layered motion, to mosaic construction, medical image registration, and face coding. Numerous algorithms hav ..."
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examine which of the extensions to the LucasKanade algorithm can be used with the inverse compositional algorithm without any significant loss of efficiency, and which cannot. In this paper, Part 3 in a series of papers, we cover the extension of image alignment to allow linear appearance variation. We
Estimating the Support of a HighDimensional Distribution
, 1999
"... Suppose you are given some dataset drawn from an underlying probability distribution P and you want to estimate a "simple" subset S of input space such that the probability that a test point drawn from P lies outside of S is bounded by some a priori specified between 0 and 1. We propo ..."
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Suppose you are given some dataset drawn from an underlying probability distribution P and you want to estimate a "simple" subset S of input space such that the probability that a test point drawn from P lies outside of S is bounded by some a priori specified between 0 and 1. We
Design and Implementation or the Sun Network Filesystem
, 1985
"... this paper we discuss the design and implementation of the/'fiesystem interface in the kernel and the NF$ virtual/'fiesystem. We describe some interesting design issues and how they were resolved, and point out some of the shortcomings of the current implementation. We conclude with some i ..."
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this paper we discuss the design and implementation of the/'fiesystem interface in the kernel and the NF$ virtual/'fiesystem. We describe some interesting design issues and how they were resolved, and point out some of the shortcomings of the current implementation. We conclude with some
From data mining to knowledge discovery in databases
 AI Magazine
, 1996
"... ■ Data mining and knowledge discovery in databases have been attracting a significant amount of research, industry, and media attention of late. What is all the excitement about? This article provides an overview of this emerging field, clarifying how data mining and knowledge discovery in databases ..."
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■ Data mining and knowledge discovery in databases have been attracting a significant amount of research, industry, and media attention of late. What is all the excitement about? This article provides an overview of this emerging field, clarifying how data mining and knowledge discovery
Text Classification from Labeled and Unlabeled Documents using EM
 MACHINE LEARNING
, 1999
"... This paper shows that the accuracy of learned text classifiers can be improved by augmenting a small number of labeled training documents with a large pool of unlabeled documents. This is important because in many text classification problems obtaining training labels is expensive, while large qua ..."
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quantities of unlabeled documents are readily available. We introduce an algorithm for learning from labeled and unlabeled documents based on the combination of ExpectationMaximization (EM) and a naive Bayes classifier. The algorithm first trains a classifier using the available labeled documents
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