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Introduction and Methods

- Borjas (chapter 1)

- Angrist, J. D. and A. B. Krueger (1999): “Empirical Strategies in Labor Economics”, in Handbook of Labor Economics, ed. Ashenfelter and Card, vol 3, North Holland, Amsterdam.


Labor Supply

- Borjas (chapter 2)

- Imbens, G. W., D. B. Rubin and B. Sacerdote (2001): “Estimating the Effect of Unearned Income on Labor Earnings, Savings, and Consumption: Evidence from a Survey of Lottery Players.” American Economic Review, 91, 778-94.*s

- Eissa, N. and J. B. Liebman (1996): “Labor Supply Response to the Earned Income Tax Credit.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 111, 605-37.* 

- Krueger, A. and S. Pischke (1992): “The Effect of Social Security on Labor Supply: A Cohort Analysis of the Notch Generation.” Journal of Labor Economics, 10, 412-437.*

- Biddle, J. and D. Hamermesh (1989): “Sleep and the Allocation of Time.” Journal of Political Economy, 98, 922-943


Labor Demand

- Borjas (chapter 3)

- Hamermesh, D. S. (1986): “The Demand for Labor in the Long Run.” Handbook of Labor Economics, vol. 1, pp. 429-71.

- Acemoglu, D.; Autor, D. H. and D. Lyle (2004): “Women, War, and Wages: The Effect of Female Labor Supply on the Wage Structure at Midcentury.” Journal of Political Economy, 112, 497-551.*


Minimum Wage

- Borjas (chapter 3)

- Kennan, J. (1995): “The Elusive Effect of Minimum Wages.” Journal of Economic Literature.

- Card, D. and A.B. Krueger (1994): “Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.” American Economic Review, 84, 772-793.*

- Neumark, D. and W. Wascher (2006): “Minimum Wages and Employment: A Review of Evidence from the New Minimum Wage Research.” NBER WP 12663.

- Allegretto, S., Dube, A., Reich, M. and B. Zipperer (2013): “Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies.” IZA DP 7638.



- Borjas (chapter 4)

- Gruber, J. (1997): “The Incidence of Payroll Taxation.” Journal of Labor Economics, 15, 72-101.



- Borjas (chapter 4)

- Card, D. (1990): “The Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 43, 245-57.*

- Borjas, G. J. (2003): “The Labor Demand Curve Is Downward Sloping: Reexamining the Impact of Immigration on the Labor Market.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 118, 1335-1374.

- Ottaviano G. and G. Peri (2012): “Rethinking the Gains from Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S.” Journal of the European Economic Association, 10, 152-197.

- Tabellini, M. (2020): "Gifts of the Immigrants, Woes of the Natives: Lessons from the Age of Mass Migration." Review of Economic Studies, 87, 454–486.


Human Capital

- Borjas (chapter 6)

- Griliches, Z. and M. William (1972): “Education, Income and Ability.” Journal of Political Economy, 80, 74-103.*

- Ashenfelter, O. and A. B. Krueger (1994): “Estimates for the Economic Returns to Schooling for a New Sample of Twins.” American Economic Review, 84, 1157-1173.*

- Angrist, J. D. and A. B. Krueger (1991): “Does compulsory school attendance affect schooling and earnings?. ” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 106, 979-1014.

- Jaeger, D. A. and M. E. Page (1996): “Degrees Matter: New Evidence on Sheepskin Effects in the Returns to Education.” Review of Economics and Statistics, 78, 733-740.*

- Altonji, J. G. and C. R. Pierret (2001): “Employer Learning and Statistical Discrimination.” Quarterly Journal of Economics,.*



- Borjas (chapter 7)

- Atkinson, A., Piketty T. and E. Saez (2011): “Top Incomes in the Long Run of History.” Journal of Economic Literature, 49, 3-71.*

- Autor, D. H., L. F. Katz and M. S. Kearney (2008): “Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Revising the Revisionists.” Review of Economics and Statistics, 90, 300-323.

- Autor, D. H., Dorn, D. and G. H. Hanson (2013): “The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States.” American Economic Review, 103, 2121-2168.*

- Krueger, A. B. (2005): “The Economics of Real Superstars: The Market for Rock Concerts in the Material World.” Journal of Labor Economics, 23, 1-30.*

- Autor, D.H., Katz L.F. and A. B. Krueger (1998): “Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market?.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113, 1169-1213.*


Intergenerational Mobility

- Solon, G. (1992): “Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States.” American Economic Review, 82, 393-408.*

- Corak, M. (2013). “Inequality from Generation to Generation,” in (R. Rycroft, ed.) The Economics of Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination in the 21st Century, ABC-CLIO.

- Chetty, R., Hendren, N., P. Kline and E. Saez (2014): “Where Is The Land Of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility In The United States.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming. *



- Borjas (chapter 9)

- Bertrand, M. and S. Mullainathan (2004): “Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A field experiment on labor market discrimination.” American Economic Review, 94, 991-1013. *

- Goldin, C. and C. Rouse (2000): “Orchestrating impartiality: The impact of "blind" auditions on female musicians.” American Economic Review, 90, 715-741.*

- Azmat, G., and R. Ferrer (2017): “Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers.” Journal of Political Economy, 125, 1306-1355.

- Heckman, J., Pinto, R., and P. Savelyev (2013). “Understanding the Mechanisms through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes.” American Economic Review, 103, 2052-2086.


Incentive Contracts

- Borjas (chapter 11)

- Lazear, E. P., (2000): “Performance Pay and Productivity.” American Economic Review, 90, 1346-1361.



- Borjas (chapter 12)