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Author: Fadlon, Yariv
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1. Fadlon, Yariv
Essays on Statistical Discrimination and on the Payoff to Publishing in Economics Journals
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2010
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Discrimination; Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Racial Equality/Inequality; Skills; Wage Gap; Wages

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This dissertation is comprised of three essays. The first essay tests the empirical validity of a statistical discrimination model that incorporates employer's race. I show that if an employer statistically discriminates less against an employee that shares the same race (match) than an employee who does not share the same race (mismatch), then a match employee's wage correlates with measures of skill (AFQT) more than a mismatch employee's wage. Using data from the NLSY97, which includes information about the racial background of employees and their supervisors, I find support for this prediction for young black and white male employees after controlling for sample selection.

The second essay tests whether the theoretic model that explains the racial wage gap can also explain the gender wage gap. Specifically, I test whether the correlation between AFQT and wage is stronger for a employer-employee couple that shares the same gender than for a couple with opposite genders. I find that the data does not support this hypothesis.

Bibliography Citation
Fadlon, Yariv. Essays on Statistical Discrimination and on the Payoff to Publishing in Economics Journals. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2010.
2. Fadlon, Yariv
Statistical Discrimination and the Implication of Employer-Employee Racial Matches
Journal of Labor Research 36,2 (June 2015): 232-248.
Also: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12122-015-9203-2
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Racial Equality/Inequality; Supervisor Characteristics; Wage Levels

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

In this paper, I test the empirical validity of a statistical discrimination model that incorporates employer's race. I argue that if an employer statistically discriminates less against an employee that shares the same race (matched) than an employee who does not share the same race (mismatched), then the correlation between the employee's wage and his skill level (AFQT) is stronger for a matched employee than for a mismatched employee. Using data from the NLSY97, which includes information about the racial background of employees and their supervisors, I find evidence that is consistent with a statistical discrimination model for young male employees.
Bibliography Citation
Fadlon, Yariv. "Statistical Discrimination and the Implication of Employer-Employee Racial Matches." Journal of Labor Research 36,2 (June 2015): 232-248.
3. Fadlon, Yariv
The Effects of an Increase in Minimum Wage on Labor Market Transitions: Evidence from NLSY
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University, October 2015
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Claremont Colleges Working Paper in Economics
Keyword(s): Labor Force Participation; Layoffs; Minimum Wage

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This study tests the effects of a change in the binding real minimum wage on the likelihoods of hiring and separation. The findings suggest that an increase in the real minimum wage is associated with a reduction in the hiring rates that is mediated by a reduction in the likelihood of separation. The final results are a small and noisy decrease in the likelihood of employment and an increase in the likelihood of layoffs. The findings support an incomplete information model where employers pay a stochastic sunk cost at hiring.
Bibliography Citation
Fadlon, Yariv. "The Effects of an Increase in Minimum Wage on Labor Market Transitions: Evidence from NLSY." Working Paper, Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University, October 2015.