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The Intergeneration Impact of the Freedman’s Bank Failure

In the U.S. today, there exist large racial disparity in…
Oleg

Granular Comparative Advantage

Large firms play a pivotal role in international trade, with…
Prof. Natalie Bau

Match-Specific Quality in Education

Despite dramatic expansions in access to schooling in low-income…
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Bond Liquidity During the Covid-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on the global economy.…
Adriana Lleras-Muney

Do Youth Employment Programs Work?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 10% of…
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Infrastructure, Development and the Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan, sponsored by the United States between…
Van Patten

Multinationals, Monopsony and the United Fruit Company

The effect of large-scale foreign investments in developing…
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Individual vs. Joint Taxation

How do different income taxation systems -- for instance…
Carrera, Felipe

Cartels and Productivity

Cartels are a common feature in most economies. For instance,…
Ariel Burstein

Immigration and Labor Markets

Economists have been studying the labor-market consequences…
Felipe Goncalves

Racial Bias in Policing

In January 2017, Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions was…
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Digitization in the Film Industry

Technology standards play a central role in a broad array…
McGarry

Quantifying the Cost of Caregiving

The aging of the population brings with it a host of pressing…
Arteaga

The Cost of Bad Parents

Almost three million children in the U.S. have a parent in…
Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn

Learning Dynamics in Social Networks

How do societies learn about the quality of innovations?…
Rodrigo Pinto

Rethinking Randomized Controlled Trials

Sir Ronald Fisher (1890-1962) is often regarded as the most…
Jay Lu

Identifying Beliefs from Choice Data

How can we untangle beliefs from tastes in everyday decision-making?…
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The California Policy Lab at UCLA

Earlier this month, Professor Till von Wachter was awarded…
Edward kung

The Sharing Economy and Housing Affordability

The sharing economy represents a set of peer-to-peer online…
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Regulations and Competition in Subsidized Insurance Markets

The U.S. government has been increasingly relying on markets…
Saki Bigio

Debt Strategy

A classic question in economics is: How to design an optimal…
Volker Nocke

Merger Policy in a Globalizing World

Merger approval decisions of national antitrust authorities…
Simon Board

Dynamic Pricing with Strategic Customers

The rise of information technology has made it relatively…
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Medicaid and Financial Health under the ACA

Over half of the uninsured struggle to pay their medical…
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Understanding Network Formation

Social and economic networks permeate our lives. They play…
Andrew Atkeson

The Impact of Innovation on Growth

In ongoing research, Professors Andrew Atkeson and Ariel…
youssef-benzarti

The Asymmetric Impact of Taxes on Prices

Value Added Taxes (VAT) don’t exist in the US but they…
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Kidney Vouchers

Until recently, if someone wanted to donate a kidney to a…
Pablo Fajgelbaum

Optimal Transport Networks

Trade costs are a ubiquitous force in international trade and…
Weiss

Devaluation Risk and the Real Economy

A pertinent form of economic uncertainty for developing countries…
Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn

Recruiting Talent

The success of most firms is built upon hundreds of individuals…
Denis-Chetverikov

Inference using Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) methods, developed mostly by computer scientists…
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The Long-Term Effects of Management and Technology Transfer

A long-standing question in Economics is whether differences…
Pierre-Olivier Weill

Measuring the Financial Soundness of Firms

A commonly held view is that adverse macroeconomic shocks…
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Investigating Income Inequality

It is well known that income inequality in the United States…
jon Asker

Navigating Minimum Advertised Prices

In his recent working paper entitled “Vertical Information…