The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic but uneven reduction in employment and hours worked in the US economy, followed by an uneven recovery. Much research is concerned with the role that various factors, including expanded unemployment insurance, have played in this process. This project will review research on labor market trends since COVID, with 2 Tobin Center papers as a starting point. The RA will review studies of change in employment, work hours, and wages since the advent of the pandemic, with special attention to the influence of unemployment insurance policy. The RA will also study trends using data from the Current Population Survey.
Requisite Skills and Qualifications:
Prior courses in statistics and econometrics and some prior experience with STATA (strongly preferred) or with R. Please include a CV, unofficial transcript, and a list of your Fall 2021 courses.
- Malcolm Tang