Ongoing since: 2018
This study focuses on understanding the dynamics of gender earnings and employment gaps with age and career experience in the U.S. With colleagues at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Kerr will use a large and extraordinary dataset to explore many of the important features of and reasons for the widening (and subsequent narrowing) of the gender earnings gap with age.
This project focuses on the new longitudinal Survey of Business Owners (SBOX) and other Census Bureau data sources that can be used to cross-verify and amend the information collected via the SBOX.
This research project analyzes the effects of family leave policies in the United States and Finland.
This project will examine the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States. In particular, we exploit the combined employer - employee data of the most prominent US high tech firms to evaluate the extent to which foreign born science and engineering workers are employed, and how the work force composition is affected by the inflows of immigrant scientists. This research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Examining the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs.
Producing reports on the demographic characteristics and personality traits of founders who are responsible for creating new U.S. firms and generating jobs
Using Norwegian time-use survey data to study the effect of performance pay on the allocation of tasks within the household and analyzing worker mobility and earnings in the U.S.-linked employer employee data
This project will evaluate how much high school seniors know about the labor market impacts related to their study choices and how additional information affects their application process and choices among alternative study places.