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Is It Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment
We design and implement a large-scale resume correspondence study to address limitations of existing field experiments testing for age discrimination that may bias their results. One limitation thatExpand
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Experimental Age Discrimination Evidence and the Heckman Critique
We design and implement a large-scale field experiment on age discrimination to address limitations of past research that may bias their results. One limitation is the practice of giving older andExpand
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Do Tax Incentives Affect Business Location and Economic Development? Evidence from State Film Incentives
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  • Business, Medicine
  • Regional science and urban economics
  • 1 June 2019
I estimate the impacts of recently-popular U.S. state film incentives on filming location, film industry employment, wages, and establishments, and spillover impacts on related industries. I compileExpand
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Did Age Discrimination Protections Help Older Workers Weather the Great Recession?
We examine whether stronger age discrimination laws at the state level moderated the impact of the Great Recession on older workers. We use a difference-in-difference-in-differences strategy toExpand
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Can tax incentives create a local film industry? Evidence from Louisiana and New Mexico
State film incentives (SFIs) are a recent and popular economic development incentive. I study these through case studies of two prominent SFIs—those in Louisiana and New Mexico—using the synthetic ...
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Older Workers Need Not Apply? Ageist Language in Job Ads and Age Discrimination in Hiring
We study the relationships between ageist stereotypes – as reflected in the language used in job ads – and age discrimination in hiring, exploiting the text of job ads and differences in callbacks toExpand
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Population Aging, Age Discrimination, and Age Discrimination Protections at the 50th Anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
This paper discusses population aging, increased participation of seniors in the labor force in the United States (and reasons for this), and how these trends are making the struggles of olderExpand
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Age Discrimination and Hiring of Older Workers
Population aging and the consequent increased financial burden on the U.S. Social Security system is driving new proposals for program reform. One major reform goal is to create stronger incentivesExpand
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Early Evidence on the Impact of COVID-19 and the Recession on Older Workers
We summarize some of the early effects and discuss possible future effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and recession on the employment outcomes of older workers in the United States. We start byExpand
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