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Does the ‘Boost for Mathematics’ Boost Mathematics?
Erik Grönqvist Björn Öckert Olof Rosenqvist
Students in East-Asian countries consistently score in the top in international assessments. One possible explanation for this success is their use of ‘Lesson study’ to enhance teach...
Firm pay dynamics
Niklas Engbom Christian Moser Jan Sauermann
We study the nature of firm pay dynamics. To this end, we propose a statistical model that extends the seminal framework by Abowd, Kramarz, and Margolis (1999a) to allow for idiosyncratically ti...
How much should we trust estimates of firm effects and worker sorting?
Stéphane Bonhomme Kerstin Holzheu Thibaut Lamadon Elena Manresa Magne Mogstad Bradley Setzler
Many studies use matched employer-employee data to estimate a statistical model of earnings determination where log-earnings are expressed as the sum of worker effects, firm effects, covariates,...
Productivity shocks, long-term contracts and earnings dynamics
Neele Balke Thibaut Lamadon
This paper examines how employer- and worker-specific productivity
shocks transmit to earnings and employment in an economy with search frictions and firm commitment. We develop an equilibr...
Firm productivity and immigrant-native earnings disparity
Cristina Bratu Stefano Lombardi Anna Thoresson Olof Åslund
We study the role of firm productivity in explaining earnings disparities between immigrants and natives using population-wide matched employer-employee data from Sweden. We find substantial ear...
Access to education and disability insurance claims
The paper provides the first causal evidence of how access to education affects disability insurance (DI) claims among low-skilled youths. The research design exploits recent changes in high sch...
Immigrant peers in the class: responses among natives and the effects on long-run revealed preferences
We investigate whether exposure to immigrant peers at school affects natives’ future interactions with ethnic minorities. Identification is base...
Earnings dynamics of immigrants and natives in Sweden 1985–2016
Lisa Laun Costas Meghir Benjamin Friedrich
This paper analyzes earnings inequality and earnings dynamics in Sweden over 1985–2016. The deep recession in the early 1990s marks a historic turning point with a massive increase in earn...
The unequal(?) burden of unemployment in Sweden during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures enforced to combat it have led to a decline in economic activity unprecedented since the Great Depression. Worldwide, millions, and yet m...
Labor-share dynamics -The role of import competition
Does increasing product-market competition from foreign firms affect domestic labor shares? By combining detailed Swedish firm-level data with an instrumental variable design, I show that an inc...