Work in progress
The geography of women's opportunity: evidence from Indonesia
Firms account for an important share of earnings inequality in the US. How much do firms (universities) matter in determining pay in US academia? In this paper, we apply the AKM (Abowd, Kramarz, and Margolis 1990) model to matched employer-employee data from US academic institutions. We apply the model to measure the pecuniary rents associated with working as tenure-track faculty at a more prestigious university or college. In addition, by measuring rents in a setting familiar to economists, we shed light on how well the AKM model performs.
Gender and the urban wage premium