Skilled immigration spurs innovation

Study from France shows that specialization and reorganization within firms drive increase in patenting activity

How firms adjust when they cannot hire foreigners for low-skill work

New study uses randomized work-visa restrictions to study the effect of low-skill immigration in the U.S.

Job matching in online markets

IDSC workshop brought together economists and computer scientists from academia and practice

“We need to talk about Mechanical Turk”

What 22,989 hypothesis tests tell us about publication bias and p-hacking in online experiments

Who is more productive from home?

New survey evidence shows that personality traits matter (a lot)

Children benefit from longer parental leave

Study from Denmark shows positive effects on socio-emotional skills and well-being

Minimum wage increases lead to substantial declines in vacancy postings

Largest effect in at-risk occupations

Minimum wage contributed to rise in solo self-employment

Study exploits Germany’s introduction of industry-level minimum wages to investigate the causal impact

Employer market power in Silicon Valley

Study reveals that no-poach agreements among tech giants cost employees billions

How attractive is telework?

Survey experiment shows that employees are willing to accept smaller wage increases for more autonomy

How COVID-19 affects educational choices in high school

Students in Sweden moved away quickly from service-oriented vocational programs

New book on labor markets in low-income countries

G²LM|LIC volume addresses challenges and opportunities for development strategies

How people’s feelings evolved during the pandemic

Analysis of Twitter data provides insights on the impact of COVID-19 on well-being in Europe

Women face higher earnings losses than men after job displacement

Motherhood and sorting into part-time jobs can explain part of the gender gap

Minimum wage reduced the gender wage gap in Germany

Largest effect among low-paid workers, but women in higher wage groups benefit as well


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