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  • Bartik Instruments: What, When. Why, and How AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Goldsmith-Pinkham, P., Sorkin, I., Swift, H. 2020; 110 (8): 2586–2624
  • Reconsidering the Consequences of Worker Displacements: Firm versus Worker Perspective AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-MACROECONOMICS Flaaen, A., Shapiro, M. D., Sorkin, I. 2019; 11 (2): 193–227
  • RANKING FIRMS USING REVEALED PREFERENCE. The quarterly journal of economics Sorkin, I. 2018; 133 (3): 1331–93

    Abstract

    This article estimates workers' preferences for firms by studying the structure of employer-to-employer transitions in U.S. administrative data. The article uses a tool from numerical linear algebra to measure the central tendency of worker flows, which is closely related to the ranking of firms revealed by workers' choices. There is evidence for compensating differentials when workers systematically move to lower-paying firms in a way that cannot be accounted for by layoffs or differences in recruiting intensity. The estimates suggest that compensating differentials account for over half of the firm component of the variance of earnings.

    View details for PubMedID 30078914

  • INDUSTRY DYNAMICS AND THE MINIMUM WAGE: A PUTTY-CLAY APPROACH INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIEW Aaronson, D., French, E., Sorkin, I., To, T. 2018; 59 (1): 51–84

    View details for DOI 10.1111/iere.12262

    View details for Web of Science ID 000425404700003

  • Are there long-run effects of the minimum wage? REVIEW OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS Sorkin, I. 2015; 18 (2): 306–33

    Abstract

    An empirical consensus suggests that there are small employment effects of minimum wage increases. This paper argues that these are short-run elasticities. Long-run elasticities, which may differ from short-run elasticities, are policy relevant. This paper develops a dynamic industry equilibrium model of labor demand. The model makes two points. First, long-run regressions have been misinterpreted because even if the short- and long-run employment elasticities differ, standard methods would not detect a difference using US variation. Second, the model offers a reconciliation of the small estimated short-run employment effects with the commonly found pass-through of minimum wage increases to product prices.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.red.2014.05.003

    View details for Web of Science ID 000354144800009

    View details for PubMedID 25937790

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