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dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Robert
dc.contributor.authorKatz, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorLemieux, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorParent, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T14:00:40Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationGibbons, Robert, Lawrence F. Katz, Thomas Lemieux, and Daniel Parent. 2005. Comparative advantage, learning, and sectoral wage determination. 2005. Journal of Labor Economics 23(4): 681-724.en
dc.identifier.issn0734-306Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2766651
dc.description.abstractWe 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 occur as labor market participants learn about these unobserved skills. We show how the model can be estimated using nonlinear instrumental variables techniques. We apply our methodology to study wages and allocation of workers across occupations and industries using individual‐level panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. We find that high‐wage sectors employ high‐skill workers and offer high returns to workers’ skills.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/491606en
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleComparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determinationen
dc.relation.journalJournal of Labor Economicsen
dash.depositing.authorKatz, Lawrence
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/491606*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKatz, Lawrence


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