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In Monday’s post, we described the estimation of real wage growth rates for different cohorts of U.S. workers. Here, we turn our attention to estimating the effect of this demographic shift on the economy-wide average real wage growth rate.
Much has been written about the aging of the U.S. population, but the importance of this trend for the economy and its evolution can easily be overlooked. This week, we focus on the aging of the labor force and explore its implications for the behavior of real wage growth.
At the onset of the financial crisis in the summer of 2007, news that Barclays had borrowed from the Bank of England (BoE) received wide media coverage. This information triggered concerns that the BoE’s lending facility may have become stigmatized, prompting market participants to interpret borrowing from the BoE as a sign of financial weakness.
Rajashri Chakrabarti, Michael Lovenheim, and Kevin Morris
In the first post in this series, we characterized the rapid transformation of the higher education market over the 2000-2015 period, a transformation that was led by explosive growth of the for-profit sector of higher education.
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