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Research Briefs·Jul 18, 2024

Historical Differences in Female-Owned Manufacturing Establishments: The United States, 1850-1880

Ruveyda Gozen, Richard Hornbeck, Anders Humlum and Martin Rotemberg
During the late 1800s, manufacturing establishments owned by females were smaller than those owned by males and had lower capital-to-output...
Topics: Employment & Wages
Podcast Apr 16, 2024

Which Companies Discriminate Most? Experimental Evidence on Callback Rates by Applicant Race and Gender

Tess Vigeland and Evan K. Rose
A small number of companies are responsible for a substantial amount of the discrimination in today’s labor market. Who are...
Topics: Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Briefs·Apr 8, 2024

A Discrimination Report Card

Patrick Kline, Evan K. Rose and Christopher R. Walters
A new statistical methodology is used to grade the race and gender callback gaps of large US employers and shows...
Topics: Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Briefs·Mar 26, 2024

Competitive Job Seekers: When Sharing Less Leaves Firms at a Loss

Gaurav Chiplunkar, Erin M. Kelley and Gregory V. Lane
Randomly increasing the amount of competition for a job makes jobseekers less likely to share information about it with their...
Topics: Employment & Wages
Research Briefs·Mar 7, 2024

What Drives Inflation? Lessons from Disaggregated Price Data

Elisa Rubbo
US inflation in the early phases of the COVID pandemic was entirely driven by disruptions in supply and demand across...
Topics: COVID-19, Monetary Policy
Research Briefs·Feb 1, 2024

Quantifying the Social Value of a Universal COVID-19 Vaccine and Incentivizing Its Development

Rachel Glennerster, Thomas Kelly, Claire T. McMahon and Christopher M. Snyder
A universal COVID-19 vaccine that is effective against existing and future variants could provide the United States population with $1.5–$2.6...
Topics: COVID-19
Podcast Dec 12, 2023

The Economics of Reproductive Choice

Tess Vigeland and Yana Gallen
Women who have unplanned births experience earnings losses of up at 25%, while planned births reduce earnings by roughly 15%....
Topics: Employment & Wages
Research Briefs·Dec 7, 2023

Polarizing Corporations: Does Talent Flow to “Good” Firms?

Emanuele Colonnelli, Thomas Rauter and Olivia Xiong
Jobseekers prefer companies that demonstrate ESG practices, with the strongest preferences among those who are highly educated, white, and politically...
Topics: Employment & Wages
Research Briefs·Nov 15, 2023

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Aggregate vs. Aggregated Inflation Expectations

Alexander Dietrich, Edward S. Knotek II, Kristian O. Myrseth, Robert W. Rich, Raphael Schoenle and Michael Weber
A novel measure of consumer inflation expectations that is constructed by combining forecasts from across different categories of consumption is...
Topics: COVID-19