The Austin Institute  is pleased to welcome Peter Arcidiacono, Professor of Economics at Duke University to deliver the lecture, ”Terms of Endearment: An Economic Model of Sex and Matching,” which will highlight his work on how research on how relationship market forces influence sexual decisions of American teenagers.  It will be held Thursday January 30th at 4:15 pm on the University of Texas Campus (CLA 1.302B). This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Arcidiacono’s teaching and research focus on labor economics, applied econometrics, and applied microeconomics. Before becoming a member of the Duke faculty, he was awarded the Sloan Dissertation Fellowship for the year of 1997-98. Peter earned this award while attending the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1999. He began his higher education studies in economics at Willamette University, where he received his B.S. in 1993.

His two main lines of work are on affirmative action in higher education and estimation of dynamic discrete choice models. Peter has investigated how affirmative action in admissions affects future earnings, college attendance rates, inter-racial interaction, and the match between the student and the school. Peter has also developed tools to facilitate estimation of dynamic discrete choice models. Other subjects that Peter has addressed with his writing and research include minimum wages, teen sex, and peer effects. His work has been published in EconometricaReview of Economics and Statistics, and the International Economic Review among many others.