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Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation
In a classic paper, Schelling (1971) showed that extreme segregation can arise from social interactions in white preferences: once the minority share in a neighborhood exceeds a critical "tippingExpand
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Inequality at Work: The Effect of Peer Salaries on Job Satisfaction
Economists have long speculated that individuals care about both their absolute income and their income relative to others. We use a simple theoretical framework and a randomized manipulation ofExpand
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Peers at Work
We investigate how and why the productivity of a worker varies as a function of the productivity of her co-workers in a group production process. In theory, the introduction of a high productivityExpand
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Conservation of biodiversity in coffee agroecosystems: a tri-taxa comparison in southern Mexico
We compare species richness of birds, fruit-feeding butterflies and ground-foraging ants along a coffee intensification gradient represented by a reduction in the number of species of shade trees andExpand
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Long-Run Impacts of Unions on Firms: New Evidence from Financial Markets, 1961-1999
We estimate the effect of new unionization on firms? equity value over the 1961-1999 period using a newly assembled sample of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) representation elections matched toExpand
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LINKING SHADE COFFEE CERTIFICATION TO BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS IN CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Shade coffee certification programs have emerged over the past six years to verify that coffee marketed as “shade grown” is actually grown on farms that provide higher quality habitat forExpand
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Potential Unemployment Insurance Duration and Labor Supply: The Individual and Market-Level Response to a Benefit Cut
We examine how a 16-week cut in potential unemployment insurance (UI) duration in Missouri affected search behavior of UI recipients and the aggregate labor market. Using a regression discontinuityExpand
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AN INDEX OF MANAGEMENT INTENSITY FOR COFFEE AGROECOSYSTEMS TO EVALUATE BUTTERFLY SPECIES RICHNESS
In spite of the attention that has been focused on the importance of traditional, shade coffee production for biodiversity, little is known about the relative conservation value of different systemsExpand
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Labor Unrest and the Quality of Production: Evidence from the Construction Equipment Resale Market
  • A. Mas
  • Business, Economics
  • 1 May 2007
This paper examines the construction equipment resale market to assess whether equipment produced by the world's largest manufacturer of construction machinery, Caterpillar, experienced lower productExpand
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Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation in Neighborhoods and Schools
In a classic paper, Schelling (1971) showed that extreme segregation can arise from social interactions in preferences: once the minority share in a neighborhood exceeds a "tipping point", all theExpand
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