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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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Worker Flows Over the Business Cycle: the Role of Firm Quality

Lisa Kahn and Erika McEntarfer have an interesting paper on worker flows, firm quality, and the business cycle. They define firm quality as average pay (and their findings are robust to using other sensible definitions). Here’s one of their key … Continue reading

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Firms & Rising Inequality

Some of the most prominent theories of rising wage inequality emphasize changes in the supply of highly-educated workers, skill-biased technical change, changing labor market institutions, as well as variation in wages across occupations, industries, and geography. David Card has highlighted some … Continue reading

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