NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Future Skill Shortages in the U.S. Economy?

David Neumark, Hans P. Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

NBER Working Paper No. 17213
Issued in July 2011

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Neumark is Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at UCI, Research Associate at the NBER, and Research Fellow at IZA. Johnson is a Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). Cuellar Mejia is Policy Associate at PPIC. We are grateful to Ian Salas for outstanding research assistance, and to Peer Ederer, Nicole Smith, Jeff Strohl, Andrew Sum, and two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments, This paper was prepared for the European Commission Joint Research Centre’s “Catch the Train: Skills, Education and Jobs” conference, Brussels, June 2011. More details on some of the material presented in this paper are available in an earlier working paper (Neumark et al., 2011). The research was supported by the Gates Foundation and the AARP Foundation. The views expressed are the authors’, and do not reflect the views of PPIC or the AARP or Gates Foundations. The views expressed are the authors’, and do not reflect the views of PPIC, the AARP, the Gates Foundations, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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