Lutz Hendricks - UNC - Department of Economics

Research: Human Capital

Current working papers

Family Background, Academic Ability, and College Decisions in the 20th Century U.S.

With Chris Herrington and Todd Schoellman | Slides | Bibtex entry

Human Capital and Development Accounting: New Evidence From Immigrant Earnings

2016-Mar. With Todd Schoellman | Bibtex entry

Accounting for the Evolution of U.S. Wage Inequality

2013-May–10. Bibtex citation


The Return to College: Selection and Dropout Risk

2016-May–9. With Oksana Leukhina | Forthcoming, International Economic Review | Online Appendix | Bibtex citation

How Risky Is College Investment?

With Oksana Leukhina | Forthcoming, Review of Economic Dynamics | Bibtex citation

Student Abilities During the Expansion of U.S. Education

With Todd Schoellman. Journal of Monetary Economics, 36: 19–36, 2014.
Appendix. Bibtex citation

Cross-country Variation in Educational Attainment: Structural Change or Within Industry Skill Upgrading?

Journal of Economic Growth 15(3), 2010. Bibtex citation.

IPUMS Validation paper.
Mapping from country specific to detailed industries.

The Skill Composition of U.S. Cities

International Economic Review 52(1): 1–32, 2011. Bibtex citation

Previous title: Educational attainment in U.S. cities.

Taxation and Human Capital Accumulation

Macroeconomic Dynamics 2004, 8(3)

Paper. Bibtex citation

Taxation and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital

Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control 2003, 27(9): 1639–1662.

Paper. Bibtex citation

How Important is Human Capital for Development? Evidence from Immigrant Earnings

American Economic Review 2002, 92(1): 198–219. Bibtex citation.

Technical Appendix. Data table with Mincer regressions and other source country data (MS Excel format).

How Do Taxes Affect Human Capital? The Role of Intergenerational Mobility

Review of Economic Dynamics 2001, 4(3): 695–735.

Technical Appendix | Bibtex citation

Growth, Death, and Taxes

Review of Economic Dynamics 2001, 4(1): 26–57.

Bibtex citation

Taxation and Long-Run Growth

Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999, (43)2: 411–434.

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The Technical Appendix contains details on computation and analytics.
Program files are available in the following zip files:

Older working papers

The Ben-Porath Model and Age-wage Profiles

2012-Nov–27. Bibtex citation

The Evolution of U.S. Wages: Skill Prices versus Human Capital

2012-Feb–23. Bibtex citation

Why Does Education Differ Across Countries?

Paper (First draft: March 2005). Bibtex citation


MisMatch in Human Capital Accumulation