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October 2010The Effect of Population Aging on the Aggregate Labor Market
with Charles Fleischman, Jonathan Pingle
in Labor in the New Economy, Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper, editors
March 2008Employer-to-Employer Flows in the United States: Estimates Using Linked Employer-Employee Data
with Melissa Bjelland, John Haltiwanger, Erika McEntarfer: w13867
We use administrative data linking workers and firms to study employer-to-employer flows. After discussing how to identify such flows in quarterly data, we investigate their basic empirical patterns. We find that the pace of employer-to-employer flows is high, representing about 4 percent of employment and 30 percent of separations each quarter. The pace of employer-to-employer flows is highly procyclical, and varies systematically across worker, job and employer characteristics. Our findings regarding job tenure and earnings dynamics suggest that for those workers moving directly to new jobs, the new jobs are generally better jobs; however, this pattern is highly procyclical. There are rich patterns in terms of origin and destination of industries. We find somewhat surprisingly tha...
October 2005Job Hopping in Silicon Valley: Some Evidence Concerning the Micro-Foundations of a High Technology Cluster
with Charles A. Fleischmann, James B. Rebitzer: w11710
In Silicon Valley's computer cluster, skilled employees are reported to move rapidly between competing firms. This job-hopping facilitates the reallocation of resources towards firms with superior innovations, but it also creates human capital externalities that reduce incentives to invest in new knowledge. Using a formal model of innovation we identify conditions where the innovation benefits of job-hopping exceed the costs from reduced incentives to invest in human capital. These conditions likely hold for computers, but not in most other settings. Features of state law also favor high rates of inter-firm mobility in California. Outside of California, employers can use non-compete agreements to inhibit mobility, but these agreements are unenforceable in California. Using new data on lab...
April 1993"The Minimum Wage and the Employment of Youth: Evidence from the NLSY"
with Janet Currie: w4348
Using panel data on individuals from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we find that employed individuals who were affected by the increases in the federal minimum wage in 1979 and 1980 were 3 to 4% less likely to be employed a year later, even after accounting for the fact that workers employed at the minimum wage may differ from their peers in unobserved ways. These results were obtained using a methodology similar in spirit 10 Card's recent work on the topic, although we use individual rather than state-level data, and an earlier time period.

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