Firming Up Inequality

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Jae Song; David J. Price; Fatih Guvenen; Nicholas Bloom; Till von Wachter;
(2015)
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    • jel: jel:E25 | jel:J31 | jel:E24 | jel:L23

Earnings inequality in the United States has increased rapidly over the last three decades, but little is known about the role of firms in this trend. For example, how much of the rise in earnings inequality can be attributed to rising dispersion between firms in the av... View more
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    Gamma, Inc. would be analyzed as though it had 100,000 employees and $10 billion in wages, but average income of $30,000.

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