John Ham

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I use a field experiment to estimate the wage elasticity of employment in the day labor market in rural Malawi. Once a week for 12 consecutive weeks, I make job offers for a workfare-type program to 529 adults. The daily wage varies from the 10th to the 90th percentile of the wage distribution, and individuals are entitled to work a maximum of one day per(More)
  • A Adermon, C Liang, Adrian Adermon, Che-Yuan Liang, We Thank, Orley Ashenfelter +13 others
  • 2014
Postprint This is the accepted version of a paper published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. This paper has been peer-reviewed but does not include the final publisher proof-corrections or journal pagination. Access to the published version may require subscription. Abstract: The implementation of a copyright protection reform in Sweden in(More)
Bruce Weinberg's working group on innovation and science at the NBER for excellent feedback. Despite all this help, the authors are responsible for all errors in the paper. We acknowledge financial support from the National Institute on Aging grant P01-AG039347. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of(More)
This paper provides a unifying framework for matching markets with incomplete information , when the positive assortative match is the unique efficient stable match. I construct a VCG-like mechanism which implements assortative matching as an ex post Nash equilibrium. It achieves this result using a payment rule that distinguishes between an agent deprived(More)
The data used in this paper are derived from data files made available to researchers by MDRC. The authors remain solely responsible for how the data have been used or interpreted. We are very grateful to MDRC for providing the public access to the experimental data used here. We would also like to thank Abstract In this paper, we assess whether welfare(More)
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