Tag Archives: Larry Katz

A few useful job market resources

I’ll post more on this topic after the job market, but here are a few links that I have found helpful Presentation How to Give an Applied Micro Talk: Unauthoritative Notes from Jesse Shapiro Jonathan Shewchuk on giving an academic talk Paper … Continue reading

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Caught in a Revolving Door of Unemployment

From a story by Annie Lowrey in the NYTimes today: “I’ve been turned down from McDonald’s because I was told I was too articulate,” she says. “I got denied a job scrubbing toilets because I didn’t speak Spanish and turned … 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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Declining Labor Shares and Rising Corporate Profits

A few people have been posting about the global trend of falling labor shares (e.g. Tim Taylor) so I thought I’d highlight a paper by Loukas Karabarbounis and Brent Neiman on the subject. Here’s a non-technical summary. I haven’t had a … Continue reading

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Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective

A new working paper from Larry Katz & Robert Margo This paper examines shifts over time in the relative demand for skilled labor in the United States. Although de-skilling in the conventional sense did occur overall in nineteenth century manufacturing, … Continue reading

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Long Run Growth in Real Per Pupil Public Education Spending

Real per pupil education spending for elementary and secondary schools has increased roughly 23X since 1920. While there are many causes for this increase (special ed availability, reduced student teacher ratios, etc) and spending more on education is often a good … Continue reading

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