Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Program Meeting on Labor Studies and Environmental and Energy Economics

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Program Meeting on Labor Studies and Environmental and Energy Economics

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The NBER's Program on Labor Studies, directed by Richard B. Freeman of Harvard University, and the Program on Environmental and Energy Economics, directed by Don Fullerton of the University of Illinois, met jointly in Cambridge on April 17 and 18. NBER Faculty Research Fellow Olivier Deschenes of the University of California, Santa Barbara also served as an organizer of the joint meeting. These papers were discussed:

* David Autor, MIT and NBER; Alan Manning, London School of Economics; and Christopher L. Smith, MIT, "The Minimum Wage's Role in the Evolution of U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades"

* Till Von Wachter, Columbia University and NBER; Jae Song, Social Security Administration; and Joyce Manchester, Congressional Budget Office, "Long-Term Earnings Losses due to Mass Layoffs during the 1982 Recession: An Analysis Using U.S. Administrative Data from 1974 to 2004"

* Mireille Jacobson, University of California, Irvine and NBER, and Heather Royer, Case Western Reserve University, "Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services"

* Justin McCrary, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, and Matias Busso, University of Michigan, "New Evidence on the Finite Sample Properties of Propensity Score Matching and Reweighting Estimates"

* Avraham Y. …

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