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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
will be my 3rd time hearing "Firming Up Inequality" paper presented (I also blogged abt it earlier: ) much to ponder
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Gray Kimbrough Jan 7
That one looked good! I was trying to figure out if the Spletzer/Haltiwanger paper differed from what they presented at SEA.
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
Spletzer on paper w/ Haltiwanger argues rising wage variance largely btw industries, not just btw firms ... why?
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Sandy Black Jan 7
is there an answer?
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
far from definitive at this point but looks like a shift in industry price effects, not a shift in quantity composition
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
productivity dispersion played a role but not that big ... suggestive of econ rents but far from settled
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
"Who let the macroeconomist in the room?" haha come back from von Watcher to Haltiwanger's question on interpretting AKM decomp
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
Rothstein now presenting for author who fell ill / couldn't make it: ... domestic workers outsourced lose 10% wages
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
Rothstein now trying to square variety of empirical results on firms and inequality and update our theories of labor market (this is big)
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Claudia Sahm Jan 7
also gets into how definition of firm may have changed...not just firm or worker effects, but interactions...and a research "to do" list
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Sandy Black Jan 7
looking forward to reading...thanks for sharing!
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