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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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Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics

From Hal Varian: Nowadays computers are in the middle of almost every economic transaction. These “computer-mediated transactions” generate huge amounts of data, and new tools are necessary to manipulate and analyze this data. This essay offers a brief introduction to … Continue reading

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