Arnaud Pierre Maurel

Arnaud Pierre Maurel

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics

External Address: 
225 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708

Professor Maurel’s research focuses on labor economics, economics of education, and microeconometrics. Most of his non-methodological work lies at the intersection between the economics of education and labor economics, with a focus on post-secondary education demand and occupational choices, along with the production of skills and their returns on the labor market. On the methodological side, his research is primarily concerned with the identification and estimation of selection and treatment effect models. His most recent work has been published in the Journal of Econometrics, the Review of Economics and Statistics and Econometric Theory


  • Ph.D., Paris School of Economics 2010

D'Haultfœuille, X, Maurel, A, and Zhang, Y. "Extremal quantile regressions for selection models and the black–white wage gap." Journal of Econometrics 203, no. 1 (March 1, 2018): 129-142. Full Text Open Access Copy

Clark, B, Joubert, C, and Maurel, A. "The career prospects of overeducated Americans." Iza Journal of Labor Economics 6, no. 1 (December 1, 2017). Full Text Open Access Copy

Ashworth, J, Hotz, VJ, Maurel, A, and Ransom, T. "Changes Across Cohorts in Wage Returns to Schooling and Early Work Experiences." (December 2017).

Maurel, AP, Altonji, J, and Arcidiacono, P. "The Analysis of Field Choice in College and Graduate School: Determinants and Wage Effects." Edited by E Hanushek, S Machin, and L Woessmann. In Handbook of the Economics of Education 5 (2016): 305-396.

Arcidiacono, P, Hotz, VJ, Maurel, A, and Romano, T. "Recovering Ex Ante Returns and Preferences for Occupations Using Subjective Expectations Data." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 178 (October 1, 2014).

D'Haultfoeuille, X, and Maurel, A. "Another look at the identification at infinity of sample selection models." Econometric Theory 29, no. 1 (2013): 213-224. Full Text

D'Haultfœuille, X, and Maurel, A. "Inference on an extended Roy model, with an application to schooling decisions in France." Journal of Econometrics 174, no. 2 (2013): 95-106. Full Text

Buscha, F, Maurel, A, Page, L, and Speckesser, S. "The Effect of Employment while in High School on Educational Attainment: A Conditional Difference-in-Differences Approach." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 74, no. 3 (June 1, 2012): 380-396. Full Text

Beffy, M, Fougère, D, and Maurel, A. "Choosing the field of study in postsecondary education: Do expected earnings matter?." Review of Economics and Statistics 94, no. 1 (2012): 334-347. Full Text

Beffy, M, Fougère, D, and Maurel, A. "L'impact du travail salarié des étudiants sur la réussite et la poursuite des études universitaires." Economie Et Statistique, no. 422 (December 4, 2009): 31-50.


Altonji, JG, Arcidiacono, P, and Maurel, A. "The Analysis of Field Choice in College and Graduate School. Determinants and Wage Effects." In Handbook of the Economics of Education, 305-396. January 1, 2016. Full Text

Arcidiacono, P, Aucejo, E, Maurel, AP, and Ransom, T. "College Attrition and the Dynamics of Information Revelation." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), no. 222 (May 31, 2016). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy