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Debt and the Consumption Response to Household Income Shocks

From Scott Baker: This paper exploits a new detailed household dataset with comprehensive financial information on millions of households to investigate the interaction between household balance sheets, income, and consumption during the Great Recession. In particular, I test whether consumption … Continue reading

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The Impact of Unemployment Insurance on Job Search: Evidence from Google Search Data

From Scott Baker and Andrey Fradkin: We use Google search data to construct the first high-frequency, location-specific index of job search activity (GJSI). We demonstrate the GJSI’s validity and study the effect of increased unemployment insurance (UI) on job search activity. … Continue reading

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