In 1999, John Abowd, Francis Kramarz, and David Margolis published "High Wage Workers and High Wage Firms." Their model and econometric techniques were pioneering in the analysis of labor markets, and many other markets with high-dimensional interactions between two sides. The conference will celebrate the continuing influence of the AKM (1999) model and its foundational role in the analysis of labor markets using linked employer-employee data. The goal of the conference is to highlight the range of new questions for which the AKM decomposition provides an effective way to understand data. The conference will also focus attention on key econometric and modeling issues that are common to applications of AKM. The program is posted at https://labordynamicsinstitute.github.io/leed-conference-2019/.

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