NBER Working Papers by David Autor

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January 2014Return of the Solow Paradox? IT, Productivity, and Employment in U.S. Manufacturing
with Daron Acemoglu, David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson, Brendan Price: w19837
July 2013Trade Adjustment: Worker Level Evidence
with David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson, Jae Song: w19226
April 2013Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets
with David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson: w18938
The Geography of Trade and Technology Shocks in the United States
with David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson: w18940
January 2013The "Task Approach" to Labor Markets: An Overview
June 2012Moral Hazard and Claims Deterrence in Private Disability Insurance
with Mark Duggan, Jonathan Gruber: w18172
Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge Massachusetts
with Christopher J. Palmer, Parag A. Pathak: w18125
May 2012The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States
with David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson: w18054
April 2012The Effect of Work First Job Placements on the Distribution of Earnings: An Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression Approach
with Susan N. Houseman, Sari Pekkala Kerr: w17972
February 2012What Does Human Capital Do? A Review of Goldin and Katz's The Race between Education and Technology
with Daron Acemoglu: w17820
December 2011The Unsustainable Rise of the Disability Rolls in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options
November 2010The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment
with Alan Manning, Christopher L. Smith: w16533
June 2010Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings
with Daron Acemoglu: w16082
July 2009The Growth of Low Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
with David Dorn: w15150
June 2009Putting Tasks to the Test: Human Capital, Job Tasks and Wages
with Michael J. Handel: w15116
January 2009This Job is 'Getting Old:' Measuring Changes in Job Opportunities Using Occupational Age Structure
with David Dorn: w14652
September 2008The Economics of Labor Market Intermediation: An Analytic Framework
January 2007Do Employment Protections Reduce Productivity? Evidence from U.S. States
with William R. Kerr, Adriana D. Kugler: w12860
August 2006The Growth in the Social Security Disability Rolls: A Fiscal Crisis Unfolding
with Mark Duggan: w12436
January 2006The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
with Lawrence F. Katz, Melissa S. Kearney: w11986
November 2005Temporary Agency Employment as a Way out of Poverty?
with Susan Houseman: w11742
Do Temporary Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from 'Work First'
with Susan Houseman: w11743
September 2005Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists
with Lawrence F. Katz, Melissa S. Kearney: w11627
Rising Wage Inequality: The Role of Composition and Prices
with Lawrence F. Katz, Melissa S. Kearney: w11628
September 2004Will Job Testing Harm Minority Workers?
with David H. Autor, David Scarborough: w10763
January 2003The Costs of Wrongful-Discharge Laws
with John J. Donohue III, Stewart J. Schwab: w9425
June 2002Women, War and Wages: The Effect of Female Labor Supply on the Wage Structure at Mid-Century
with Daron Acemoglu, David Lyle: w9013
June 2001The Rise in Disability Recipiency and the Decline in Unemployment
with Mark G. Duggan: w8336
The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration
with Frank Levy, Richard J. Murnane: w8337
October 2000Wiring the Labor Market
September 2000Upstairs, Downstairs: Computer-Skill Complementarity and Computer-Labor Substitution on Two Floors of a Large Bank
with Frank Levy, Richard Murnane: w7890
April 2000Why Do Temporary Help Firms Provide Free General Skills Training?
February 2000Outsourcing at Will: Unjust Dismissal Doctrine and the Growth of Temporary Help Employment
March 1997Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market?
with Lawrence F. Katz, Alan B. Krueger: w5956

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