The authors characterize rates of intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States using administrative data for over 30 million college students from 1999-2013. With Chetty, Saez, Turner, and Yagan; 2017.
The authors estimate the impact of financial market deregulation on top income shares. They find that pre‐tax top income shares increased after both deregulation episodes observed. Higher earnings among financial sector employees appears to be the key mechanism behind this result. With Daniel Waldenström; 2017.
The authors show that measures suggesting an upward trend in income segregation may be systematically biased upward because the effective sample for the American Community Survey (ACS) is much smaller than it was for Census 2000. With Logan, Ke, and Li; 2018.
The authors find that - in Sub-Saharan African - individuals from ethnicities that derived a larger share of subsistence from agriculture in the precolonial era are today more educated and wealthy. With Putterman; 2016.
Economists have developed theoretical models identifying self-fulfilling expectations as an important source of statistical discrimination practices. The authors finds that if group members can coordinate their expectations about future employer behavior, a group with a poor initial collective reputation may still be unable to recover its reputation, implying that the once-developed discriminatory outcomes can be long-standing. With Kim; 2018.
This study explores the consequences and origins of between-ethnicity inequality for a large sample of countries. Second, we uncover a strong inverse association between ethnic inequality and contemporary development above and beyond its relationship with cross-region and cross–administrative unit inequality. Alesina and Papaioannou; 2016
The authors find that a one-unit increase in lead increased the probability of suspension from school by 6.4-9.3 percent and the probability of detention by 27-74 percent, though the latter applies only to boys. With Currie; 2017
Aizer suggests that public investments in children's health can reduce the intergenerational transmission of economic status and the inequality of the next generation in the United States, as well as in other less developed nations. 2017.
This study explores the interaction between trade and geography in shaping the Islamic economic doctrine in its first few centuries. The authors show that in such an environment it was mutually beneficial to institute an economic system of income redistribution featuring income transfers in return for safe passage to conduct trade. Naghavi and Prarolo; 2016.