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Observing the Earnings Gap through Marital Status, Race and Gender
In addition to race and gender, marital status appears to play a role in the earnings gap.
Protectionism and Dependence on Imports of Essential Medical Equipment
The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to a surge in protectionism, which poses challenges to countries dependent on imports of essential medical equipment.
Worker Diversity and Wage Growth Since 1940
Since 1940 the average worker has become older, more educated, more likely to be a woman, less likely to be White, and slightly less likely to be single. How has this evolution of the average worker affected wage growth, that is, the wage of the average worker? We conduct two sets of experiments: First, we decompose wage growth between a “growth effect” and a “distribution effect.” The former measures the effect of a change in the wage function, associating wages with worker types; the latter measures the effect of the changing distribution of worker types. Both effects contribute ...
A Closer Look at China’s Supposed Misappropriation of U.S. Intellectual Property
China has significantly increased its payments for the use of U.S. intellectual property.
China’s Innovation and Global Technology Diffusion
China's technologies are diffusing rapidly throughout the world.
The Lost Weeks of COVID-19 Testing in the United States: Part I
The weeks lost due to inaction in the U.S. during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in rationing of tests and a large number of confirmed cases.
The Lost Weeks of COVID-19 Testing in the United States: Part II
In the U.S., the weeks lost due to inaction during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic helped spread the virus.
Poor Countries Catching Rich Countries in Education, but Not Income
Rich countries have had higher levels of education for a long time, but poor countries are catching up. However, the increased education for poor countries hasn’t translated to catching up economically.