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Alan Krueger
2016
Uber, the ride-sharing company launched in 2010, has grown at an exponential rate. This paper provides the first comprehensive analysis of the labor market for Uber’s driver-partners, based on both survey and administrative data.  Drivers who partner with ...
Gene Grossman
2016
We introduce firm and worker heterogeneity into a model of innovation-driven endogenous growth. Individuals who differ in ability sort into either a research sector or a manufacturing sector that produces differentiated goods. Each research project ...
Roland Benabou
2016
To analyze the impact of labor market competition on the structure of compensation, we embed multitasking and screening within a Hotelling framework. Competition for talent leads to an escalation of performance pay, shifting effort away from long-term ...
David Lee
2015
We consider nonparametric identification and estimation in a nonseparable model where a continuous regressor of interest is a known, deterministic, but kinked function of an observed assignment variable. We characterize a broad class of models in which a ...
Gene Grossman
2015
We study the distributional consequences of trade in a world with two industries and two heterogeneous factors of production. Productivity in each production unit reflects the ability of the manager and the abilities of the workers, with complementarity ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
In this paper we analyze the relationship between turnover-driven growth and subjective wellbeing, using cross-sectional MSA level US data. We find that the effect of creative destruction on well-being is (i) unambiguously positive if we control for MSA ...
Alan Krueger
2014
As an economist, I think that DOL has helped to overcome two important market failures when it comes to the production of actionable, policy- related research. First, government agencies and the public benefit from policy related research on topics such ...
Alan Krueger
2014
Long-term transition rates calculated from the Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and Rutgers University’s Work Trends Survey indicate that the long-term unemployed have a 20 to 40 percent lower probability of being ...
Alan Krueger
2014
We estimate the labor market effect of attending a highly selective college, using the College and Beyond Survey linked to Social Security Administration data. We extend earlier work by estimating effects for students that entered college in 1976 over a ...
Gene Grossman
2013
In this paper, I survey the recent theoretical literature that incorporates heterogeneous labor into models of international trade. The models with heterogeneous labor have been used to study how talent dispersion can be a source of comparative advantage, ...
Richard Rogerson
2013
We consider two life cycle models of labor supply that use nonconvexities to generate retirement. In each case we derive a link between hours worked prior to retirement, the intertemporal elasticity of substitution for labor (IES), and the size of the ...
Oleg Itskhoki
Stephen Redding
2013
Oleg Itskhoki Stephen Redding May, 2013 With Anders Akerman, Elhanan Helpman, and Marc-Andreas Muendler; American Economic Review, Vol. 103, Issue 3 Employment Labor Microeconomics Trade Economics and Finance itskhoki_redding_sources_of_wage_inequality ...
Oleg Itskhoki
Stephen Redding
2013
This paper reviews a new framework for analyzing the interrelationship between inequality, unemployment, labor market frictions, and foreign trade. This framework emphasizes firm heterogeneity and search and matching frictions in labor markets. It implies ...
Stephen Redding
2013
We develop a method for identifying departures from relative factor price equality that is robust to unobserved variation in factor productivity. We implement this method using data on the relative wage bills of nonproduction and production workers across ...
Alan Blinder
Alan Krueger
2013
This article reports on a pilot study of the use of conventional household survey methods to measure something unconventional: what we call “offshorability,” defined as the ability to perform one’s work duties (for the same employer and customers) in a ...
Alan Krueger
2013
This study examines occupational licensing in the United States using a specially designed national labor force survey. Estimates from the survey indicated that 35% of employees were either licensed or certified by the government and that 29% were ...
Richard Rogerson
2013
Structural transformation refers to the reallocation of economic activity across the broad sectors agriculture, manufacturing and services. This review article synthesizes and evaluates recent advances in the research on structural transformation. We ...
Benjamin Moll
2012
Using recently available large-sample micro data from 36 countries, we document that experience-earnings profiles are flatter in poor countries than in rich countries. Motivated by this fact, we conduct a development accounting exercise that allows the ...
David Lee
2012
This paper provides a theoretical analysis of optimal minimum wage policy in a perfectly competitive labor market and obtains two key results. First, we show that a binding minimum wage – while leading to unemployment – is nevertheless desirable if the ...
Tom Vogl
2012
Taller workers are paid higher wages. A prominent explanation for this pattern is that physical growth and cognitive development share childhood inputs, inducing a correlation between adult height and two productive skills: strength and intelligence. This ...

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