Tag Archives: Wages

Immigrants and Native Workers: New Analysis Using Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data

From Mette Foged and Giovanni Peri: This paper makes progress on a long standing issue: what is the effect of unskilled immigrants on the labor market outcomes of similarly educated natives? Using the universe of individuals and firms in Denmark for the … Continue reading

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Inequality and Technological Change: The Skill Complementarity of Broadband Internet

A very interesting paper from Anders Akerman, Ingvil Gaarder, Magne Mogstad: Does adoption of broadband internet in firms enhance labor productivity and increase wages? And is this technological change skill biased or factor neutral? We exploit rich Norwegian data with firm-level information on … Continue reading

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3 Links on Corporate Profits

1. Jim Tankersley writes on Boeing and state corporate tax breaks and profiles my job market paper with Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato on the welfare effects of cutting corporate taxes in an open economy 2. Enrico Moretti on the tech boom and … 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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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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Corporate Taxes and Union Wages in the United States

From Alison Felix and Jim Hines: This paper evaluates the effect of U.S. state corporate income taxes on union wages. American workers who belong to unions are paid more than their non-union counterparts, and this difference is greater in low-tax … Continue reading

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Do Higher Corporate Taxes Reduce Wages? Micro Evidence from Germany

From Clemens Fuest, Andreas Peichl, and  Sebastian Siegloch: Because of endogeneity problems very few studies have been able to identify the incidence of corporate taxes on wages. We circumvent these problems by using an 11-year panel of data on 11,441 German … Continue reading

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