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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Inefficient Hiring in Entry-Level Labor Markets

Amanda Pallais

NBER Working Paper No. 18917
Issued in March 2013

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I would especially like to thank David Autor, Esther Duflo, and Daron Acemoglu for their guidance. I would also like to thank Jason Abaluck, Leila Agha, Josh Angrist, Bob Gibbons, Michael Greenstone, Jon Gruber, Lawrence Katz, Daniel Keniston, Danielle Li, Christopher Palmer, Iuliana Pascu, Jim Poterba, David Powell, Michael Powell, Simone Schaner, Joe Shapiro, Pian Shu, Jean Tirole, Juuso Toikka, Sarah Turner, Heidi Williams and seminar participants at Booth, Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Michigan State, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UC-Irvine, UC-San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Wharton, and Yale for their many helpful comments and suggestions. I am grateful to Anand Hattiangi, Dmitry Diskin, and the oDesk Corporation for help understanding and accessing the oDesk data. Financial support from the George and Obie Shultz Fund, David Autor, and Esther Duflo is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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