NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Firm/Employee Matching: An Industry Study of American Lawyers

Paul Oyer, Scott Schaefer

NBER Working Paper No. 18620
Issued in December 2012

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We thank David Autor, Scott Baker, Barry Guryan, Daniel Hamermesh, William Henderson, Matt Jackson, Geoffrey Miller, Alan Sorensen, and Betsey Stevenson for comments and discussions. We also thank participants at numerous seminars and conferences. We are grateful to Marko Tervio for sharing his economist data and to Marco Beltran, Eric Forester, Christopher Jung, Nam Kim, Davis Kingsley, Diane Lee, David Oyer, Jack Rudolph, William Vijverberg, and Kenneth Wong for research assistance. Prior versions of this paper were circulated under the title "The Personnel-Economic Geography of US Law Firms and Law Schools." The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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