Tag Archives: Matt Notowidigdo

Caught in a Revolving Door of Unemployment

From a story by Annie Lowrey in the NYTimes today: “I’ve been turned down from McDonald’s because I was told I was too articulate,” she says. “I got denied a job scrubbing toilets because I didn’t speak Spanish and turned … Continue reading

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Long-Term Unemployment and the Great Recession: The Role of Composition, Duration Dependence, and Non-Participation

From Kory Kroft, Fabian Lange, Larry Katz, and Matt Notowidigdo: We explore the extent to which composition, duration dependence, and non-participation can account for the sharp increase in long-term unemployment (LTU) during the Great Recession. We first show that compositional shifts in … Continue reading

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Public Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock

From Craig Garthwaite, Tal Gross, Matt Notowidigdo: We study the effect of public health insurance eligibility on labor supply by exploiting the largest public health insurance disenrollment in the history of the United States.  In 2005, approximately 170,000 Tennessee residents abruptly lost … Continue reading

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