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    • Achieving Escape Velocity: Neighborhood and School Interventions to Reduce Persistent Inequality 

      Fryer, Roland Gerhard; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2013)
      This paper reviews the evidence on the efficacy of neighborhood and school interventions in improving the long-run outcomes of children growing up in poor families. We focus on studies exploiting exogenous sources of ...
    • America's Jobs Challenges and the Continuing Role of the U.S. Department of Labor 

      Katz, Lawrence F. (Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2014)
    • Associations of Housing Mobility Interventions for Children in High-Poverty Neighborhoods With Subsequent Mental Disorders During Adolescence 

      Kessler, Ronald; Duncan, Greg J.; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Kling, Jeffrey R.; Sampson, Nancy A.; Sanbonmatsu, Lisa; Zaslavsky, Alan M.; Ludwig, Jens (American Medical Association (AMA), 2014)
      Importance Youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. Understanding neighborhood influences on mental health is crucial for designing neighborhood-level interventions. Objective To ...
    • A Brief History of Education in the United States 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (American Economic Association, 1999)
      This essay is the companion piece to about 550 individual data series on education to be included in the updated Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition (Cambridge University Press 2000, forthcoming). ...
    • Can Online Learning Bend the Higher Education Cost Curve? 

      Deming, David James; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Yuchtman, Noam (American Economic Association, 2015)
      We examine whether online learning technologies have led to lower prices in higher education. Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, we show that online education is concentrated in large ...
    • Comparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determination 

      Gibbons, Robert; Katz, Lawrence; Lemieux, Thomas; Parent, Daniel (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
      We develop a model in which a worker’s skills determine the worker’s current wage and sector. The market and the worker are initially uncertain about some of the worker’s skills. Endogenous wage changes and sector mobility ...
    • Concentrating on the Fall of the Labor Share 

      Autor, David; Dorn, David; Katz, Lawrence; Patterson, Christina; Van Reenen, John (American Economic Association, 2017-05)
      The recent fall of labor's share of GDP in numerous countries is well-documented, but its causes are poorly understood. We sketch a "superstar firm" model where industries are increasingly characterized by "winner take ...
    • The Cost of Workplace Flexibility for High-Powered Professionals 

      Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (SAGE Publications, 2011)
      The authors study the pecuniary penalties for family-related amenities in the workplace (e.g., job interruptions, short hours, part-time work, and flexibility during the workday), how women have responded to them, and how ...
    • Cyclical Unemployment: Sectoral Shifts or Aggregate Disturbances? 

      Abraham, Katharine G.; Katz, Lawrence F. (University of Chicago Press, 1986)
      Recent work by David Lilien has argued that the positive correlation between the dispersion of employment growth rates across sectors (a) and the unemployment rate implies that sectoral shifts in labor demand are responsible ...
    • Documenting Decline in U.S. Economic Mobility 

      Katz, Lawrence; Krueger, Alan (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2017-04-24)
      Economists and other social scientists have long studied intergenerational income mobility, but consistent data linking adult incomes of children and their parents at similar ages over many generations have been unavailable, ...
    • Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors 

      Bertrand, Marianne; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2010)
      The careers of MBAs from a top US business school are studied to understand how career dynamics differ by gender. Although male and female MBAs have nearly identical earnings at the outset of their careers, their earnings ...
    • Education and Income in the Early 20th Century: Evidence from the Prairies 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      We present the first estimates of the returns to years of schooling before 1940 using a large sample individuals (from the 1915 Iowa State Census). The returns to a year of high school or college were substantial in ...
    • Education and Income in the Early Twentieth Century: Evidence from the Prairies 

      Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      We present the first estimates of the returns to years of schooling before 1940 using a large sample individuals (from the 1915 Iowa State Census). The returns to a year of high school or college were substantial in ...
    • The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment 

      Chetty, Raj; Hendren, Nathaniel; Katz, Lawrence F. (American Economic Association, 2016)
      The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families housing vouchers to move from high-poverty housing projects to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We analyze MTO's impacts on children's long-term ...
    • Employee Crime and the Monitoring Puzzle 

      Dickens, William T.; Katz, Lawrence F.; Lang, Kevin; Summers, Lawrence H. (University of Chicago Press, 1989)
      The simplest economic theories of crime predict that profit-maximizing firms should follow strategies of minimal monitoring with large penalties for employee crime. We investigate possible reasons why firms actually spend ...
    • Essays in Applied Econometrics and Education 

      Barrios, Thomas (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation consists of three essays. First, we explore the implications of correlations that do not vanishing for units in different clusters for the actual and estimated precision of least squares estimators.
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics 

      Sands, Emily Glassberg (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation contains three chapters. Each applies the tools of applied microeconomics to questions in labor economics, the economics of education, and social economics, respectively. In the first chapter, which is ...
    • Essays in Development and Labor Economics 

      Aguilar Esteva, Arturo (2012-07-26)
    • Essays in Labor Economics and Contract Theory 

      Rao, Neel (2012-07-25)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in labor economics and contract theory. The first essay examines whether one’s wage is based on information about the performance of one’s personal contacts. I study wage determination ...
    • Essays in Law and Economics 

      Yang, Crystal Siming (2013-10-08)
      This dissertation consists of three papers relating to the field of Law and Economics. The first two papers examine the impact of increased judicial discretion on both racial disparities and inter-judge disparities in the ...