Research Papers

  • Perpetuating Wage Inequality: Evidence from Salary History Bans

    By James Bessen, Erich Denk, and Chen Meng

    A recent paper “Perpetuating Wage Inequality: Evidence from Salary History Bans” published in the Journal of Economic Inequality by scholars from TPRI (James Bessen, Erich Denk, and Chen Meng) has influenced policy.

  • Research and/or Development? Financial Frictions and Innovation Investment

    By Filippo Mezzanotti and Timothy Simcoe

    In a new Working Paper, TPRI affiliates Filippo Mezzanotti and Timothy Simcoe study how firms shifted the composition of their R&D investments during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Marketing and Economic Growth

    By Leo Sveikauskas

    Firms are increasingly investing in marketing activities; marketing assets are becoming an important component of firm capital. But how much do these investments contribute to economic growth?

  • Digitalization is not gender-neutral

    By Sabrina Genz and Claus Schnabel

    Although numerous studies have investigated the aggregate employment effects of automation and digitalization, relatively little is known about the effects at the level of individual workers and along the gender dimension.

  • The estimated annual financial impact of gene therapy in the United States

    By Chi Heem Wong, Dexin Li, Nina Wang, Jonathan Gruber, Andrew W. Lo & Rena M. Conti

    Gene therapy is a new class of medical treatment that alters part of a patient’s genome through the replacement, deletion, or insertion of genetic material.

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