US income inequality and assortative marriages

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



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



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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