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Insights / Podcast episodeMay 06, 2021

Discrimination is Expensive

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Erik Hurst
Preventing people from entering careers where they could maximize their potential places massive costs on...
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Insights / Research BriefMay 04, 2021

Tax Planning Knowledge Diffusion via the Labor Market

US corporations go to great lengths to avoid paying taxes, and some of those avoidance schemes—like moving profits to offshore tax havens—regularly make headlines. However, there are many more subtle techniques to reduce a corporation’s tax bill, and those methods are often practiced by tax accountants with firm- or industry-specific skills. Employing these tax experts can have beneficial effects and provide competitive advantages for firms.
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Tax & Budget
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Watch: The Economic Impacts of Deworming

Learn how a simple, low-cost public health program can generate extraordinarily high and sustained social and economic returns, and how new research is informing policy decisions affecting millions of lives.
Insights / Research BriefApr 22, 2021

Productivity Growth and Workers’ Job Transitions: Evidence from Censal Microdata

Elias Albagli, Mario Canales, Chad Syverson, Matias Tapia, Juan Wlasiuk
Imagine that you are looking for a new job at a different company, and that you are considering employers that would pay you more money for your skills than you are currently receiving. From an economist’s point of view, you are necessarily seeking a job at a firm that is more productive than your current employer. Why? Because if the new company is able to pay more for similar skills, it must make more productive use of those skills, which allows it to share some of those productivity gains with you in the form of a higher salary.
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Insights / Podcast episodeApr 22, 2021

Are Carbon Offsets Bogus?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone, Barbara Haya
Some of the world’s largest companies (and biggest emitters of CO2) boast big investments in...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
Insights / Research BriefApr 12, 2021

What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Anjali Adukia, Alex Eble, Emileigh Harrison, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Teodora Szasz
Educators and caregivers are generally thoughtful about choosing books to read to their young children, or when selecting books for children to read themselves. They may look for books that entertain, educate, and otherwise incorporate values that they hold dear. However, if those values include race and gender diversity, they will have to search a little harder.
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
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Watch: What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Children learn many things from the books they read, and some of the most important...
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education

Race and Gender in Children’s Books

Interact with the charts below to compare out how race, gender, and age are represented in various categories of children's books throughout the last century.
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education