Tag Archives: Labor

Moving to Opportunity? Migratory Insurance over the Great Recession

From Danny Yagan: Over the Great Recession, the employment rate in some U.S. cities declined by more than twice the aggregate decline. To what extent did the ability to migrate insure workers against these idiosyncratic local shocks? I answer this … Continue reading

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The Impact of Immigration on Wages, Internal Migration and Welfare

From Suphanit Piyapromdee: Over the past few decades, the number of immigrants entering the U.S. has increased substantially. The local impacts of immigration may differ from national impacts since some cities attract more immigrants. Even within a city, workers may be … Continue reading

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Macroeconomic Determinants of Retirement Timing

From Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jae Song, and Dmitriy Stolyarov: We analyze lifetime earnings histories of white males during 1960-2010 and categorize the labor force status of every worker as either working full-time, partially retired or fully retired. We find that the fraction of … 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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Links for Today: Heckman on Head Start and Mian & Sufi SF Fed paper

1. Heckman on early childhood education 2. Mian and Sufi: Aggregate Demand and State-Level Employment   

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The Economics of Immigration

Given the interest and policy relevance (as well as Miles Kimball’s immigration tweet day), I thought I’d write a post on the theory and empirics of the effects of immigration in the labor market. A simple starting point for thinking … Continue reading

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Do Dividend Tax Cuts Increase Investment and Hiring?

Abstract: Policymakers frequently propose to use capital tax reform to stimulate investment and increase labor earnings. This paper tests for such real impacts of the 2003 dividend tax cut – one of the largest reforms ever to a U.S. capital … Continue reading

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