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About ozidar

Graduate student at UC Berkeley, studying public finance & labor economics. https://sites.google.com/site/omzidar/

Sufi on household debt, redistribution and monetary policy during the economic slump

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NBER Panel on Greek Crisis

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Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions? The Marginal Profitability of Consumer Lending During the Great Recession

From Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Neale Mahoney, and Johannes Stroebel: The effect of bank-mediated stimulus on household borrowing depends on whether banks pass through credit expansions to households with a high marginal propensity to borrow (MPB). We use panel data on … Continue reading

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The Rise of Domestic Outsourcing and the Evolution of the German Wage Structure

From Deborah Goldschmidt and Johannes Schmieder: The nature of the relationship between employers and employees has been changing over the last decades, with firms increasingly relying on contractors, temp agencies and franchises rather than hiring employees directly. We investigate the impact of … Continue reading

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Local Elections in America Project: “a digital archive of past election results”

Here is their website. From a quick glance, it seems to have election data since 1970 for most if not all elected offices ranging from local to federal offices. Awesome. HT:@BrendanNyhan

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Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start

From Pat Kline and Chris Walters: This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early- childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show that Head Start draws … Continue reading

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Improving Opportunities for Economic Mobility: New Evidence and Policy Lessons

Here’s a link to Raj Chetty’s recent presentation at Booth on the American Dream.

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