James Bessen interviewed on Yahoo Finance on the effects of salary history bans on wages for women and minorities.
Tag: Economic Inequality
Erich Denk and Chen Meng quoted in Forbes about the effects of salary history bans on workers’ salaries.
James Bessen, Erich Denk, and Chen Meng cited in the Wall Street Journal, about the effectiveness of salary history bans in reducing the pay gap for women and minorities.
James Bessen, Erich Denk, and Chen Meng
New research shows the positive effects of laws prohibiting employers from asking about job applicants’ prior salaries in reducing pay gaps for women and minorities.
Xavier Lambin and Emil Palikot
New research on the economic effects of prejudice against ethnic minority drivers, and ways to mitigate that prejudice.
Robert Seamans interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute on AI and the economy.
Morgan R. Frank, David Autor, James E. Bessen, Erik Brynjolfsson, et al.
New research analyzing the barriers that inhibit accurately measuring the effects of AI and automation on the future of work and developing a decision framework that focuses on resilience to unexpected scenarios.
David Autor and Robert Seamans quoted in the New York Times about the effects of automation on employment.
Across all major sectors of the economy, proprietary information technology is increasing the market dominance of large firms, which is evidence of a slowdown in the spread of technical knowledge throughout the economy. The result is rising industry concentration, slower productivity growth and growing wage inequality. The key challenge to IP and antitrust policy will be counter this trend yet maintain innovation incentives.
David Autor with David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson