Labor Studies Program Meeting

David Autor and Alexandre Mas, Organizers

November 19, 2021

Cambridge, MA and Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, November 19
9:30 am
Continental Breakfast
10:00 am
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pascual Restrepo, Boston University and NBER

Tasks, Automation, and the Rise in US Wage Inequality (slides)
Discussant: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia and NBER
10:55 am
Break
11:00 am
Joshua D. Gottlieb, University of Chicago and NBER
Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER
Kevin Rinz, U.S. Census Bureau
Hugh Shiplett, University of New Brunswick
Victoria Udalova, U.S. Census Bureau

Who Values Human Capitalists' Human Capital? The Earnings and Labor Supply of US Physicians
Discussant: Janet Currie, Princeton University and NBER
11:55 am
Break
12:00 pm
Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts Amherst and NBER
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER
Adam D. Reich, Columbia University

Power and Dignity In the Low-Wage Labor Market: Theory and Evidence from Walmart Workers
Discussant: Andrew Garin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
12:55 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm
Sara Heller, University of Michigan and NBER
Judd B. Kessler, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

The Effects of Letters of Recommendation in the Youth Labor Market
Discussant: Alicia Sasser Modestino, Northeastern University
2:55 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Jonathon Hazell, London School of Economics
Christina Patterson, University of Chicago and NBER
Heather Sarsons, University of British Columbia and NBER
Bledi Taska, SkyHive

National Wage Setting
Discussant: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
3:55 pm
Break
4:00 pm
David Card, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Moises Yi, U.S. Census Bureau

Location, Location, Location
Discussant: Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
4:55 pm
Adjourn