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How Gary Becker saw the scourge of discrimination

From Kevin Murphy: In the 1950s, few economists thought of phenomena such as racial discrimination as under their purview. That changed in 1957, when Gary S. Becker, Professor of Economics and of Sociology at the University of Chicago and at … Continue reading

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Why are women paid less – interview with labor economist Francine Blau

The Atlantic has an interesting interview with  Francine Blau, a labor economist at Cornell, about the male-female wage gap. Here are some highlights: In 1950, women earned about 60% less. Today, that figure is around 77%. Adjusting for human capital brings … Continue reading

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