Tag Archives: Labor Markets

It’s Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion across Establishments and Individuals in the U.S.

From Erling Barth, Alex Bryson, James C. Davis, Richard Freeman: This paper links data on establishments and individuals to analyze the role of establishments in the increase in inequality that has become a central topic in economic analysis and policy debate. … Continue reading

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Long-Term Unemployment and the Great Recession: The Role of Composition, Duration Dependence, and Non-Participation

From Kory Kroft, Fabian Lange, Larry Katz, and Matt Notowidigdo: We explore the extent to which composition, duration dependence, and non-participation can account for the sharp increase in long-term unemployment (LTU) during the Great Recession. We first show that compositional shifts in … Continue reading

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Amerisclerosis? The Puzzle of Rising U.S. Unemployment Persistence

From Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Dmitri Koustas: The persistence of U.S. unemployment has risen with each of the last three recessions, raising the specter that future U.S. recessions might look more like the Eurosclerosis experience of the 1980s than traditional V-shaped … Continue reading

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Bargaining and the Gender Wage Gap: A Direct Assessment

From David Card, Ana Rute Cardoso, and Pat Kline: An influential recent literature argues that women are less likely to initiate bar- gaining with their employers and are (often) less effective negotiators than men. We use longitudinal wage data from Portugal, matched … Continue reading

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Who Benefits from Technological Change?

Given recent concern about technological change and how it is wrecking the middle class, I thought I’d share a simple illustration of what classical economic models* imply about the relationship between productivity growth and the returns to workers and capital owners. … Continue reading

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Are Behavioral Responses to Welfare Programs Bigger than We Think?

Pat Kline and Melissa Tartari have an innovative working paper that is a bit technical, but quite interesting. They formally identify the magnitude of intensive and extensive margin adjustments to the a welfare program called Jobs First. Here’s the Abstract: We study the … Continue reading

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Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets

A new paper from David Autor, David Dorn and Gorfon Hanson. ABSTRACT: 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 … Continue reading

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