CPI Research

We carry out a comparative analysis of inequality of opportunity (IOp) for long-run income in Denmark and the United States. We adopt a luck-egalitarian understanding of IOp, use high-quality administrative data, and rely on highly improved methods.

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September, 2020
Author:
Pablo Mitnik, Anne-Line Helsø, Victoria L. Bryant

We use 10 years of California administrative data with a regression kink design to estimate the causal impacts of benefits in the first state‐level paid family leave program for women with earnings near the maximum benefit threshold.

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August, 2020
Author:
Sarah H. Bana, Kelly Bedard, Maya Rossin‐Slater

Residential selection is central in determining children’s housing, neighborhood, and school contexts, and an extensive literature considers the social processes that shape residential searches and attainment.

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June, 2020
Author:
Hope Harvey, Kelley Fong, Kathryn Edin, Stefanie DeLuca

Drawing on firm-level expectations at a one-year forecast horizon in the Survey of Business Uncertainty (SBU), we construct novel, forward-looking reallocation measures for jobs and sales.

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May, 2020
Author:
Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis

Uncertainty rises in recessions and falls in booms. But what is the causal relationship? We construct cross-country panel data on stock market levels and volatility and use natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and political shocks as instruments in regressions and VAR estimations.

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Date:
May, 2020
Author:
Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Stephen J. Terry

There is widespread concern that economics does not attract as broad or diverse a pool of talent as it could. For example, less than one-third of undergraduates who receive degrees in economics are women, significantly lower than in math or statistics.

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April, 2020
Author:
Amanda Bayer, Gregory Bruich, Raj Chetty, Andrew Housiaux

Assessing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for policymakers, but challenging because the crisis has unfolded with extreme speed.

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April, 2020
Author:
Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Stephen J. Terry

We conduct a comparative welfare analysis of 133 historical policy changes over the past half-century in the United States, focusing on policies in social insurance, education and job training, taxes and cash transfers, and in-kind transfers.

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March, 2020
Author:
Nathaniel Hendren, Ben Sprung-Keyser

We construct publicly available statistics on parents’ incomes and students’ earnings outcomes for each college in the United States using deidentified data from tax records.

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February, 2020
Author:
Raj Chetty, John N Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, Danny Yagan

We study the role of gender in the evaluation of economic research using submissions to four leading journals.

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February, 2020
Author:
David Card, Stefano DellaVigna, Patricia Funk, Nagore Iriberri

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