US income inequality and assortative marriages

Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, Cezar Santos, 22 February 2014

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Income inequality in the US has sharply increased over the last several decades. This is a well-documented fact (e.g. Gottschalk and Moffitt 1994, Katz and Autor 1999). The general public is also very interested in the issue.

Topics: Poverty and income inequality
Tags: assortative matching, marriage

Why buyers matter

Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes, Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe, 15 November 2013

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Trade in goods across borders is conducted by firms, from an exporting firm in a source country to an importing firm in a destination country. Firms trade, not countries.

Topics: International trade
Tags: assortative matching, heterogeneity, Norway, trade

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