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Who are the women in the top 1% and how do they make their money?

A lot of attention has been given to rising inequality and, in particular, to the increasing income share going to the top of the distribution in many countries. Researchers have studied many aspects of this development, such as the importance … Continue reading

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Color discrimination remains a big problem in the U.S. — Interview with new IZA JoLE Editor Joni Hersch

A year after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, the U.S. is still engaged in a difficult debate about race, color and class. The debate goes beyond the question of police … Continue reading

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Do personality traits affect productivity? Evidence from the lab

Individual differences in cognitive abilities measures such as IQ cannot fully explain the wage variation across workers, nor the intergenerational persistence of earnings and unemployment. That is probably why economists have recently focused their attention on analyzing how non-cognitive or … Continue reading

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