Academic journal article NBER Reporter

The Labor Market in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

The Labor Market in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

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An NBER Conference on "The Labor Market in the Aftermath of the Great Recession" took place in Cambridge on May 17 and 18, 2013. NBER Research Associates Alexandre Mas of Princeton University and David Card, University of California, Berkeley, organized the program. These papers were discussed:

* Joseph Altonji and Lisa Kahn, Yale University and NBER, and Jamin Speer, Yale University, "Cashier or Consultant? Entry Labor Market Conditions, Field of Study, and Career Success"

* Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, "Disability Insurance and the Business Cycle?"

* Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University and NBER, and Christopher Stanton, University of Utah, "Making Do with Less: Working Harder During Recessions"

* Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University and NBER, and Fabien Postel-Vinay, University of Bristol, "Did the Job Ladder Fail after the Great Recession?"

* Marianne Bitler, University of California, Irvine and NBER, and Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis and NBER, "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Safety Net, Living Arrangements, and Poverty in the Great Recession"

* Kory Kroft, University of Toronto; Fabian Lange, McGill University; Matthew Notowidigdo, University of Chicago and NBER; and Lawrence Katz, Harvard University and NBER, "Duration Dependence and the Great Recession"

* Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia and NBER, and Florian Hoffmann, University of British Columbia, "Unemployment in the Great Recession: A Comparison of Germany, Canada and the United States"

* Erling Barth, University of Oslo and NBER; Jim Davis, Bureau of the Census; and Richard Freeman, Harvard University and NBER, "Dispersion of Employment Growth and Wages among Establishments in Recession and Recovery"

* Lucia Foster and Cheryl Grim, Bureau of the Census, and John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER, "Reallocation in the Great Recession: Cleansing or Not? …

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