Tag Archives: Distortions

Linkages and Economic Development

From Dominick Bartelme and Yuriy Gorodnichenko: Specialization is a powerful source of productivity gains but how production net- works at the industry level are related to aggregate productivity in the data is an open question. We construct a database of input-output … Continue reading

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Are Behavioral Responses to Welfare Programs Bigger than We Think?

Pat Kline and Melissa Tartari have an innovative working paper that is a bit technical, but quite interesting. They formally identify the magnitude of intensive and extensive margin adjustments to the a welfare program called Jobs First. Here’s the Abstract: We study the … Continue reading

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