Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 762: Comment on Education Returns of Wage Earners and Self-employed Workers

Henrik Jordahl (), Panu Poutvaara () and Juha Tuomala ()
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Henrik Jordahl: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Postal: P.O. Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden
Panu Poutvaara: University of Helsinki
Juha Tuomala: Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT)

Abstract: In a recent paper, García-Mainar and Montuenga-Gómez (2005) apply the generalized IV model of Hausman and Taylor to estimate education returns of wage earners and the self-employed in Portugal and in Spain. Our examination reveals several problems which relate to the validity and documentation of the instrumental variables, as well as the robustness of the results.

Keywords: Education; Entrepreneurship; Human capital; EGIV estimator

JEL-codes: C23; I21; J31

6 pages, August 27, 2008

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