Members of the NBER's Labor Studies Program met in Chicago November 9. Program Co-Directors David Autor of MIT and Alexandre Mas of Princeton University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
* Stephane Bonhomme, Kerstin Holzheu, and Bradley J. Setzler, University of Chicago; Thibaut Lamadon and Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER; and Elena Manresa, MIT, "How Much Should We Trust Estimates of Firm Effects and Worker Sorting?"
* John A. List and Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER, "Demand for Leisure and Flexible Work Arrangements"
* Janna Johnson, University of Minnesota, and Morris M. Kleiner, University of Minnesota and NBER, "Is Occupational Licensing a Barrier to Interstate Migration?" (NBER Working Paper No. 24107)
* Zoe B. Cullen, Harvard University, and Ricardo Perez-Truglia, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER, "How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Effects of Salary Comparisons"
* Emily Breza, Harvard University and NBER; Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley and NBER; and Nandita Krishnaswamy, University of Southern California, "Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply"
* John Conlon, Harvard University; Laura Pilossoph, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Matthew J. Wiswall, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER; and Basit Zafar, Arizona State University and NBER, "Labor Market Search With Imperfect Information and Learning" (NBER Working Paper No. 24988)
* Kirill Borusyak, Princeton University; Peter Hull, University of Chicago and NBER; and Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics, "Quasi-Experimental Shift-Share Research Designs" (NBER Working Paper No. 24997)
* Benjamin G. Hyman, University of Chicago, "Can Displaced Labor Be Retrained? Evidence from Quasi-Random Assignment to Trade Adjustment Assistance"
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2018/LSf18/summary.html