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Import Competition and the Great US Employment Sag of the 2000s

From Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson, Brendan Price: Even before the Great Recession, U.S. employment growth was unimpressive. Between 2000 and 2007, the economy gave back the considerable jump in employment rates it had achieved during the 1990s, with … Continue reading

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Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets

From David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson: We juxtapose the effects of trade and technology on employment in U.S. local labor markets between 1990 and 2007. Labor markets whose initial industry composition exposes them to rising Chinese import competition … Continue reading

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The Growth of Low Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market

From David Autor and David Dorn: We offer an integrated explanation and empirical analysis of the polarization of U.S. employment and wages between 1980 and 2005, and the concurrent growth of low skill service occupations. We attribute polarization to the … Continue reading

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Skill-Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles

Dylan Matthews has a nice post on the inequality & skill biased technical change debate between David Autor, who is one of my favorite labor economists, and some folks at EPI. I wanted to highlight this paper by David Card … Continue reading

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Firms & Rising Inequality

Some of the most prominent theories of rising wage inequality emphasize changes in the supply of highly-educated workers, skill-biased technical change, changing labor market institutions, as well as variation in wages across occupations, industries, and geography. David Card has highlighted some … Continue reading

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What economic problem keeps Larry Summers up at night?

What about the economy now keeps you in cold sweats at night?  I worry for the medium and long term about where the jobs are going to come from for those with fewer skills. One in five men between 25 … Continue reading

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What happens when a city ends rent control?

An interesting new paper from Autor, Palmer and Pathak of MIT Abstract: Understanding potential spillovers from the attributes and actions of neighborhood residents onto the value of surrounding properties and neighborhoods is central to both the theory of urban economics and … Continue reading

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