Wage Dynamics in the 21st Century

Erik Hurst and Lisa B. Kahn, Organizers

September 16-17, 2022

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA and zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, September 16
9:30 am
Continental Breakfast
10:00 am
Mark Bils, University of Rochester and NBER
Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Paulo C. Lins, University of Rochester

The Quality-Adjusted Cyclical Price of Labor (slides)
Discussant: Michael W. Elsby, University of Edinburgh
11:00 am
Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University and NBER
Melanie Wallskog, Duke University

The Slow Diffusion of Earnings Inequality
Discussant: Robert Shimer, University of Chicago and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch - Charles A
1:00 pm
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Henry R. Hyatt, U.S. Census Bureau
James Spletzer, U.S. Census Bureau, retired

Sources of Increasing Earnings Inequality: Reconciling Survey and Administrative Data (slides)
Discussant: Christina Patterson, University of Chicago and NBER
2:00 pm
Stephane Bonhomme, University of Chicago
Kerstin Holzheu, Sciences Po
Thibaut Lamadon, University of Chicago and NBER
Elena Manresa, New York University
Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER
Bradley Setzler, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

How Much Should we Trust Estimates of Firm Effects and Worker Sorting?
Discussant: Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University and NBER
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Sadhika Bagga, University of Rochester

Firm Market Power, Worker Mobility, and Wages in the US Labor Market
Discussant: Benjamin Schoefer, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
4:30 pm
Jose Maria Barrero, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Steven J. Davis, Stanford University and NBER

Long Social Distancing (slides)
Discussant: Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
5:30 pm
Reception - Skyline Room
6:30 pm
Dinner - Skyline Room
Saturday, September 17
9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:30 am
Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER

Monopsony Power in Higher Education: A Tale of Two Tracks
Discussant: Elena Prager, University of Rochester and NBER
10:30 am
Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Effect of Minimum Wage Policies on the Wage and Occupational Structure of Establishments
Discussant: Jeffrey Clemens, University of California, San Diego and NBER
11:30 am
Lunch - Charles A
12:15 pm
Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Congressional Research Service

Outsourcing, Occupationally Homogeneous Employers, and Wage Inequality in the United States (slides)
Discussant: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
1:15 pm
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pascual Restrepo, Boston University and NBER

Tasks, Automation, and the Rise in US Wage Inequality
Discussant: Lawrence F. Katz, Harvard University and NBER
2:15 pm