Tag Archives: Pat Kline

Firms and Labor Market Inequality: Evidence and Some Theory

From David Card, Ana Rute Cardoso, Joerg Heining, and Patrick Kline: We review the literature on firm-level drivers of labor market inequality. There is strong evidence from a variety of fields that standard measures of productivity – like output per worker … Continue reading

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Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start

From Pat Kline and Chris Walters: This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early- childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show that Head Start draws … Continue reading

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Urban Public Finance from Pat Kline

Here are Pat Kline’s slides on Ed Glaeser’s urban PF handbook chapter and understudied areas in urban public finance

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Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

From Raj Chetty, Nathan Hendren, Pat Kline, and Emmanuel Saez: We use administrative records on the incomes of more than 40 million children and their parents to describe three features of intergenerational mobility in the United States. First, we characterize … Continue reading

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People, Places and Public Policy: Some Simple Welfare Economics of Local Economic Development Programs

From Pat Kline and Enrico Moretti: Most countries exhibit large and persistent geographical differences in wages, income and unemployment rates. A growing class of “place based” policies attempt to address these differences through public investments and subsidies that target disadvantaged … Continue reading

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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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The Effects of Tax Expenditures on Intergenerational Mobility

An important new project from Chetty, Hendren, Kline, and Saez starts with this paper, which they will be presenting at the NBER today. This paper develops a framework to study the effects of tax expenditures on intergenerational mobility using spatial variation … Continue reading

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