How does capital investment affect workers? Evidence from bonus depreciation and matched employer-employee data

Grant Type: academic

Grant Year: 2019

Grant Amount: $55,000

Grant description:

The extent to which capital and labor are substitutes and how this substitutability shapes worker outcomes is a key determinant of economic inequality. This project proposes to study the effect of bonus depreciation on worker outcomes using employer-employee matched Census data in order to understand whether capital investments in the form of new technologies are replacing workers and whether the impact is different for workers of various skill levels.

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