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Author Haltiwanger, John ♦ Manser, Marilyn E. ♦ Topel, Robert
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Labor Economics ♦ Empirical Knowledge ♦ Analytical Need ♦ Mark Twain ♦ Gross Miscalculation ♦ Labor Eco-nomics ♦ Important Analytical Issue ♦ Current State ♦ Em-pirical Labor Economics ♦ Small Assignment ♦ Empirical Research ♦ Large Mistake ♦ Unenviable Task ♦ New Data ♦ Labor Market ♦ Useful Function ♦ Parallel Assessment
Abstract I was grateful to be able to answer promptly and I did I said I didn’t know.-Mark Twain That would be a large mistake, even for an economist.-An astrophysicist, commenting on a gross miscalculation of the location of a galaxy What types of new data would further our understanding of how labor markets work? My unenviable task is to summarize important analytical issues in em-pirical labor economics, and how these issues might be resolved through the collection of better data. This is no small assignment since it requires a parallel assessment of the state of empirical knowledge-what we know and what we should know-in the study of income and wealth. This evaluation is bound to be subjective, which may itself be a comment on our current state of knowl-edge. The type of data that I think should be collected and analyzed depends naturally on what I think it is important to learn about. The paradigm for my discussion divides empirical research in labor eco-nomics into two useful functions. The first is descriptive. Perhaps more than
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