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Our research IN BrieF series summarizes important and timely research Papers by O-Lab FACULTY.


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can education quality explain geographic variation in intergenerational income mobility?

Summary of Journal of Labor Economics paper by Jesse Rothstein · April 16, 2019

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what is driving the racial gap in juvenile arrest and booking rates?

Summary of Journal of Labor Economics paper by Steven Raphael and Sandra V. Rozo · April 15, 2019

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who becomes a politician?

Summary of Quarterly Journal of Economics paper by Ernesto Dal Bó, Frederico Finan, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson, and Johanna Rickne · April 15, 2019

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what are the long term employment effects of the recession?

Summary of Journal of Political Economy paper by Danny Yagan · April 15, 2019

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how do high insurance deductibles affect consumer behavior?

Summary of Quarterly Journal of Economics paper by Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, Amitabh Chandra, Benjamin R. Handel, and Jonathan T. Kolstad · April 14, 2019

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what is driving the decline in pollution from u.s. manufacturing?

Summary of American Economic Review paper by Joseph S. Shapiro and Reed Walker · April 14, 2019

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WHy do wages vary so much across firms?

Summary of Journal of Labor Economics paper by David Card, Ana Rute Cardoso, Joerg Heining, and Patrick Kline · April 14, 2019

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Can increased and more equitable education funding reduce inequalities in adulthood?

Summary of NBER working paper by Rucker C. Johnson and C. Kirabo Jackson · October 8, 2018

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