Ph.D. Seminar on Labor Markets and Careers
The papers I have selected for this course address an array of phenomenon, including hiring, performance, wages, and mobility. I leverage these readings toward a supplemental goal: Determining how to theoretically situate - or "frame" - a paper’s contribution. Toward this end, I require each student to “workshop” one research project throughout the course. (The use of “workshop” as a verb, while insufferable, is sadly the correct nomenclature.) Each final paper that students submit must include some component of data analysis.