HANDBOOK OF LABOR ECONOMICS, VOL 4B

HANDBOOK OF LABOR ECONOMICS, VOL 4B

by Orley Ashenfelter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444534520

ISBN-13: 9780444534521

Pub. Date: 12/30/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Science

What factors affect the ways individualsparticipate inlabor markets?

"New Developments and Research on Labor Markets" (volume 4B) proposes answers to this and other questions on important topics of public policy. Leading labor economists demonstrate how better data and advancedexperiments help them applyeconomic theory, yielding sharper analyses and

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What factors affect the ways individualsparticipate inlabor markets?

"New Developments and Research on Labor Markets" (volume 4B) proposes answers to this and other questions on important topics of public policy. Leading labor economists demonstrate how better data and advancedexperiments help them applyeconomic theory, yielding sharper analyses and conclusions.The combinationsof these improved empirical findings with newmodels enable the authors of these chaptersto revealhow labor economistsare developing new and innovative ways to measure keyparameters and test important hypotheses.

  • Concentrates on empirical research in specific labor markets, including those defined by age, gender, and race
  • Reveals howquestions and answers aboutthese markets have changed and how models measure them
  • Documents how conceptual models and empirical work explain important practical issues

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444534521
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/30/2010
Series:
Handbook of Labor Economics Series
Pages:
1130
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

New Developments and Research on Labor Markets

  1. Earnings, Consumption and Lifecycle Choices, Costas Meghir (University College London) and Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University)
  2. Racial Inequality in the 21st Century: The Declining Significance of Discrimination, Roland G. Fryer, Jr. (Harvard University)
  3. Imperfect Competition in the Labor Market, Alan Manning (London School of Economics)
  4. Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings, Daren Acemoglu and David Autor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  5. Institutional Reforms and Dualism in European Labor Markets, Tito Boeri (Universita Bocconi and Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti)
  6. Local Labor Markets, Enrico Moretti (University of California at Berkeley)
  7. Human Capital Development Before Age Five, Douglas Almond and Janet Currie (Columbia University)
  8. Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility, Sandra E. Black (University of California, Los Angeles) and Paul J. Devereux (University College Dublin)
  9. New Perspectives on Gender, Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago)
  10. Great Expectations: Law, Employment Contracts and Labor Market Performance, W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University)
  11. Human Resource Management and Productivity, Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) and John Van Reenen (London School of Economics)
  12. Personnel Economics: Hiring and Incentives, Paul Oyer (Stanford University) and Scott Schaefer (University of Utah)

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