Consumer-Financed Fiscal Stimulus: Evidence from Digital Coupons in China
Matthew Notowidigdo, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Abstract: We study a new form of economic stimulus undertaken by municipalities across China starting in 2020: government-issued digital coupons designed to encourage spending in certain categories such as restaurants, groceries, and entertainment. Using unique account-level and transaction-level data...
Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success
Professor Leah Platt Boustan (Princeton University) will discuss her forthcoming book, Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success.
"The facts, not the fiction, of America’s immigration experience: A new narrative of a two-century story of success. A decade of pioneering research that debunks the myths fostered by political opportunism and sentimentalized in family histories."
Joshua Goodman, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Boston University
Abstract: Researchers are increasingly interested in the role of trauma and loss in children’s lives. Using the universe of Massachusetts public school students, we document the death rates of school-aged children and explore the impact of student deaths on their peers’ high school outcomes. Annual...
Systemic Discrimination Among Large U.S. Employers
Patrick Kline, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
Abstract: We study the results of a massive nationwide correspondence experiment sending more than 83,000 fictitious applications with randomized characteristics to geographically dispersed jobs posted by...