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  • Do firm effects drift? 

    Lachowska, Marta; Mas, Alexandre; Saggio, Raffaele; Woodbury, Stephen A. (Presented at the Models of Linked Employer-Employee Data Conference 2019, 2019-10-13)
    Firm effects in the AKM model are typically assumed to be constant over time. But what if they aren't constant? We look at a Time-Varying AKM model to show that firm effects are highly persistent and that variance components ...
  • It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At.. 

    Kline, Patrick; Saggio, Raffaele; Sølvsten, Mikkel (Presented at the Models of Linked Employer-Employee Data Conference 2019, 2019-10-12)
    The AKM model of wage determination was loosely motivated by wage posting models (e.g., Burdett and Mortensen, 1998) that feature a stable wage ladder. Using the AKM model, we looked at gender differences in sorting. ...
  • Social Connections and the Sorting of Workers to Firms 

    Eliason, Marcus; Hensvik, Lena; Kramarz, Francis; Norström Skans, Oskar (Presented at the Models of Linked Employer-Employee Data Conference 2019, 2019-10-13)
    We assess the impact of social connections on the sorting of workers to firms (and the presumption that connections increase sorting inequality) by first examining the distribution of displaced workers’ social connections ...
  • Utility of two synthetic data sets mediated through a validation server: Experience with the Cornell Synthetic Data Server 

    Vilhuber, Lars (2019-08-13)
    The SDS at Cornell University was set up to provide early access to new synthetic data products by the U.S. Census Bureau. These datasets are made available to interested researchers in a controlled environment, prior ...
  • Firm Pay Dynamics 

    Engbom, Niklas; Moser, Christian (2019-10-13)
    We investigate firm pay in cross-section and over time by combining linked employer-employee data from Sweden, register data on individual characteristics for all workers, and income statement and balance sheet data for ...

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