Our funding interests are organized around the following four drivers of economic growth: macroeconomics and inequality, market structure, the labor market, and human capital and wellbeing. We consider proposals that investigate the consequences of economic inequality, as well as group dimensions of inequality; the causes of inequality to the extent that understanding these causal pathways will help us identify and understand key channels through which inequality may affect growth and stability; and the ways in which public policies affect the relationship between inequality and growth.
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The Opt-Out Mechanism for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Could it Work?
The Impact of Work-Family Legislation on Business: The Case of New York City’s Paid Sick Days Law
This project seeks to identify the impact of workforce characteristics on the employer costs of implementing paid leave policies. The researchers will perform an empirical examination of the way New York City’s paid sick days law has affected covered businesses. They will undertake an employer survey of 350 firms, analyze the impact of workforce characteristics on costs, firm profitability, the share of the workforce that has access to paid sick days, and on the number of paid sick days available to specific categories of workers before and after the law.
Public policy and opioid drug abuse: Investigating the effects of paid family and medical leave and Medicaid
Understanding the effects of California’s paid family and medical leave law on inequality in labor market outcomes for older adults
Scheduling strategies for warehouse work
Understanding the incidence of minimum wage increases
Funded researchHuman Capital and Wellbeing
How does economic inequality affect the development of human capital, and to what extent do aggregate trends in human capital explain inequality dynamics?
Funded researchMacroeconomics and Inequality
What are the implications of inequality on the long-term stability of our economy and its growth potential?
Funded researchMarket Structure
Are markets becoming less competitive and, if so, why, and what are the larger implications?
Funded researchThe Labor Market
How does the labor market affect equitable growth? How does inequality in turn affect the labor market?