NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Global Decline of the Labor Share

Loukas Karabarbounis, Brent Neiman

NBER Working Paper No. 19136
Issued in June 2013

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We thank the editors, Robert Barro and Elhanan Helpman, and seven anonymous referees for valuable comments and suggestions. We additionally thank Martin Berka, Bob Hall, Chang-Tai Hsieh, John Huizinga, Chad Jones, and Pete Klenow. Gabriela Antonie, Sophie Wang, Bowen Yang, Anny Zhong, Michael Marvin, and Victor Lin provided excellent research assistance. This research was funded in part by the Initiative on Global Markets and the Neubauer Family Foundation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The dataset that accompanies the paper is available on the authors' web pages. 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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