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To Understand Earnings Inequality, We Need To Study Hours Inequality

A growing literature on income inequality and labor earnings has overlooked the contribution of disparities in hours worked. In new research with...

How Has the Covid-19 Crisis Affected Hourly Workers at Small Businesses?

Since the coronavirus crisis began, firms have dramatically reduced employee hours. By March 28, total hours declined over 70 percent in states with the...

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Startup Acquisitions Have Undecided Effects on Innovation and Economic Growth

Startups are a major driver of innovation, but many startups are acquired by large incumbents. Do these acquisitions stifle innovation or promote...

History Shows that Voluntary ESG Standards Lead to a More Focused ESG Disclosure

In recent years, ESG reports have become more common for publicly traded companies. However, critics have found the information they provide to...

Letters that Matter: How Interest Groups Shape Financial Legislation

Members of Congress are inundated with an avalanche of correspondence on a daily basis. But what persuades them to heed the call?...

Are There Really Gender Pay Differences in the CEO Labor Market?

The gender pay gap is a well-documented phenomenon in global labor markets, but this gap does not seem to apply to the...

How Many Banks Are at Risk of Insolvency Right Now?

Given the recent banking turmoil and failure of SVB and Signature and issues in First Republic, it is important to understand the...