Posts Tagged ‘David Autor’

  • What's Communicated by a College Degree?

    What Signals Does a College Degree Really Send?

    May 30, 14 • 344 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Education, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Some economists have an unexpected reason for the college earnings premium. First, the premium… In 2011, a diploma from a 4-year college meant you would earn 83% more than your high school classmate who did not attend college. Looked at slightly

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    Visiting the Labor Market

    Mar 9, 11 • 140 Views • Households, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist tells us more.