Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D.



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Work published elsewhere:


Journal Articles:

Goldin, S., Pekkala Kerr, Olivetti, C., and Barth, E. (2017) “The Expanding Gender Earnings Gap: Evidence from the LEHD-2000 Census.” W American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 107.
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Autor D., Houseman, S., and Pekkala Kerr S. (2017) “The Effect of Work First Job Placements on the Distribution of Earnings: An Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression Approach”. Journal of Labor Economics, 35(1).
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Pekkala Kerr S., Kerr W.R., and Parsons, C. (2016) “Global Talent Flows.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 30(4).
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Pekkala Kerr S., Kerr, W.R., Ozden, C., and Parsons, C. 2016 / 2017 “High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration.” Annual Review of Economics
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Barth E., Davis J., Freeman, R. and Pekkala Kerr, S. (2016 / 2017) “Weathering the Great Recession: Variation in Employment Responses by Establishments and Countries." Russell Sage Foundation Journal.
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Pekkala Kerr, S. and Kerr W.R. (forthcoming) “Global Collaborative Patents.” Economic Journal.
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Glaeser E., Pekkala Kerr S., W.R. Kerr (2015) “Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: An Empirical Assessment with Historical Mines”. Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 97 (2)
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Pekkala Kerr S. (2016) “Parental Leave Legislation and Women's Work: A Story of Unequal Opportunities.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(1).
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Pekkala Kerr S., Kerr W.R.,  and Lincoln W. (2015) “Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of U.S. Firms”. Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 33 (no. S1). Published paper Working paper

Pekkala Kerr S., Pekkarinen T., and Uusitalo R. (2013) “School Tracking and Development of Cognitive Skills.” Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 31 (no. 3), 2013.
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Pekkala Kerr S. and Kerr W (2013) “Immigration and Employer Transitions for STEM Workers.” American Economic Review, Vol. 103, 2013.
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Lucas R.E.B and Pekkala Kerr S. (2012) “Intergenerational Income Immobility in Finland: Contrasting Roles for Parental Earnings and Family Income.” Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 25, 2012.
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Kerr W. and Pekkala Kerr S. (2011) “Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey”. Finnish Economic Papers, Vol. 24, 2011.
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Pekkala Kerr S., Pekkarinen T., and Uusitalo (2009) “School Tracking and Intergenerational Income Mobility: Evidence from the Finnish Comprehensive School Reform”. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 93, 2009. 
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Pekkala S. and Lucas R.E.B (2007) “Differences Across Cohorts in Finnish Intergenerational Income Mobility.”.  Industrial Relations, Vol. 46, 2007.
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Kangasharju A., Pehkonen J., and Pekkala S. (2005) “Returns to Scale in a Matching Model:  Evidence from Disaggregated Panel Data.”  Applied Economics, Vol. 37, 2005.
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Kangasharju A. and Pekkala S. “Increasing Regional Disparities in the 1990s: The Finnish Experience.”  Regional Studies, Vol. 38, 2004.
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Pekkala S. (2003) “Migration Flows in Finland: Regional Differences in Migration Determinants and Migrant Types.”  International Regional Science Review, Vol. 26, 2003.
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Pekkala S. and Tervo H. (2002) “Unemployment and Migration: Does Moving Help?”  Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 104, 2002.
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Kangasharju A. and Pekkala S. (2002) “Regional Labor Markets in Finland:  Adjustment to Total vs. Region-Specific Shocks.”  Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 81, 2002.
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Kangasharju A. and Pekkala S. (2002) “Regional Labor Market Adjustment:  Are Positive and Negative Shocks Different?”  Labour, Vol. 16, 2002.
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Kangasharju A. and Pekkala S. (2002) “The Role of Education in Self-Employment Success in Finland.”  Growth and Change, Vol. 33, 2002.
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Pekkala S. (2002) “Migration and Individual Earnings in Finland:  A Regional Perspective.”  Regional Studies, Vol. 31, 2002.
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Pekkala S. (2000) “Aggregate Economic Fluctuations and Regional Convergence:  the Finnish Case, 1988–1995.”  Applied Economics, Vol. 32, 2000.
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Pekkala S. and Ritsilä  J. (1999) “A Macro-Economic Analysis of Regional Migration in Finland, 1975–1995.”  Review of Regional Studies, Vol. 29, 1999.

Pekkala S. (1999) “Regional Convergence across the Finnish Provinces and Subregions, 1960–1994.”  Finnish Economic Papers, Vol. 12, 1999.
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Chapters in Books:

Pekkala Kerr S. (forthcoming) “The Economics of Education in Finland – A Historical Perspective”. Book Chapter in “The History of Finnish Education” (in Finnish, currently in print).

Pekkala Kerr S. and Rinne R. (forthcoming) “Education and the Economic and Social Mobility of Population in Finland”. Book Chapter in “The History of Finnish Education” (in Finnish, currently in print).

Kangasharju A., Pekkala S. and Vaittinen R. (2005) “The effect of E.U. Membership on Finnish Exports, Industrial Structure and Regional Evolutions.”  In Kiander J. and Romppanen A. (Eds.) Finland 10 Years in the European Union – Economic Impacts. Government Institute for Economic Research Publications 42, 2005.

Kangasharju A. and Pekkala S. (2002) “Adjustment of Regional Labor Markets in Finland.”  In Pehkonen J. and Nenonen T. (Eds.) National Economy, Regional Development and the Labor Market, University of Jyväskylä, School of Business and Economics, Publications 129, 2002.

Pekkala S. (1999) “Aggregate Economic Fluctuations and Regional Convergence.” In Alanen A., Eskelinen H., Monnesland J., Susiluoto I. and Tervo H. (Eds.) Structures and Prospects of Nordic Regional Economies, Nordregio, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999.

 

Selected Working Papers and Research Reports:

Pekkala Kerr S., Kerr W. and Lincoln W. (2013) "Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of U.S. Firms." HBS Entrepreneurial Management Working Papers 14-040. (Read here)

Autor D., Houseman S., and Pekkala Kerr S. (2012) “The Effect of Work First Job Placements on the Distribution of Earnings: An Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression Approach”. NBER Working Papers 17972. (Read here)

Glaeser E., Pekkala Kerr S., and Kerr W. (2012) “Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: An Empirical Assessment with Historical Mines”. NBER Working Papers 18333. (Read here)

Pekkala Kerr S. and Kerr W.R. (2011) “Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey”. NBER Working Papers 16736, 2011.

Pekkala Kerr S., Pekkarinen T., and Uusitalo R. (2009) “School Tracking and Development of Cognitive Skills”. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4058, 2009.

Pekkala Kerr S., Pekkarinen T., and Uusitalo R. (2007) “Education Policy and Intergenerational Income Mobility: Evidence from the Finnish Comprehensive School Reform”.  IZA Discussion Paper No. 2204, 2007.

Hämäläinen K., Kangasharju A., Pekkala S., and Sarvimäki M. (2005) “Immigration in the 1990s: Employment, Income Taxes, and Income Transfers”. Ministry of Labor, Research Reports on Employment Policy, 265.

Pekkala S., Järviö M.-L., and Intonen N. (2005) “Education Expenditures in Finland: The 20th Century and the Future”. Discussion Papers 365, Government Institute for Economic Research, 2005.

Pekkala S. and Lucas R.E.B. (2004) “On the Importance of Finishing School:  Half a Century of Inter-generational Economic Mobility in Finland.” Discussion Papers 141, Institute for Economic Development, Boston University, 2004.

Lucas R.E.B. and Pekkala S. (2003) “Abilities, Budgets, and Age: Inter-generational Economic Mobility in Finland”. Discussion Papers 130, Institute for Economic Development, Boston University, 2003.

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