Bruce D. Meyer

University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

McCormick Tribune Professor

1155 East 60th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

47

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Natural and Quasi- Experiments in Economics

NBER Working Paper No. t0170
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 May 2006
Bruce D. Meyer
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Five Decades of Consumption and Income Poverty

MFI Working Paper No. 2010-003
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 13 Jan 2010
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
Downloads 143 (173,169)
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Five Decades of Consumption and Income Poverty

NBER Working Paper No. w14827
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 29 Mar 2009
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Errors in Survey Reporting and Imputation and Their Effects on Estimates of Food Stamp Program Participation

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-11-14
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Bruce D. Meyer and Robert Goerge
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Downloads 131 (141,631)
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Measurement error, survey errors, program takeup, food stamps, underreporting, imputation, poverty

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Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Spells

NBER Working Paper No. w2546
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Jul 2004
Bruce D. Meyer
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Downloads 128 (175,736)
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Labor Supply Effects of Social Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w9014
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 21 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2011
Alan B. Krueger and Bruce D. Meyer
Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Making Single Mothers Work: Recent Tax and Welfare Policy and its Effects

NBER Working Paper No. w7491
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Feb 2000
Bruce D. Meyer and Dan T. Rosenbaum
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics
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The Impact of the Potential Duration of Unemployment Benefits on the Duration of Unemployment

NBER Working Paper No. w2741
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Jul 2004
Lawrence F. Katz and Bruce D. Meyer
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Welfare, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Labor Supply of Single Mothers

NBER Working Paper No. w7363
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 16 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
Bruce D. Meyer and Dan T. Rosenbaum
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics
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Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 17 Sep 2017
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s

NBER Working Paper No. w23655
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 11 Aug 2017
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Misclassification in Binary Choice Models

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 13-27
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 May 2013
Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Misclassification in Binary Choice Models

NBER Working Paper No. w20509
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Sep 2014
Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Unemployment Insurance, Recall Expectations, and Unemployment Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w2594
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2015
Lawrence F. Katz and Bruce D. Meyer
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net

NBER Working Paper No. w21676
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Oct 2015
Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 15-35
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Poverty, Inequality, Measurement Error, Administrative Data, Survey Misreporting, Linked Data

Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Nov 2015
Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Poverty, Inequality, Measurement Error, Administrative Data, Survey Misreporting, Linked Data

Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10943
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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poverty, inequality, measurement error, administrative data, survey misreporting, linked data

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The Effects of Welfare and Tax Reform: The Material Well-Being of Single Mothers in the 1980s and 1990s

NBER Working Paper No. w8298
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 May 2001 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2010
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Consumption, Income, and Material Well-Being after Welfare Reform

NBER Working Paper No. w11976
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 18 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2010
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Young Entrepreneurs in Australia and the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w3746
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2010
David G. Blanchflower and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Workers' Compensation and Injury Duration: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w3494
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Aug 2007
Bruce D. Meyer, W. Kip Viscusi and David L. Durbin
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University - Law School and National Council on Compensation Insurance
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Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Unemployment Insurance from New York State

NBER Working Paper No. w12865
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Jan 2007
Bruce D. Meyer and Wallace Mok
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and Northwestern University - Department of Economics
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Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption

NBER Working Paper No. w9760
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 08 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2010
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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The Effect of Immigration on Native Self-Employment

NBER Working Paper No. w7561
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 May 2000 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2010
Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Policy Lessons from the U.S. Unemployment Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w4197
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Jun 2004
Bruce D. Meyer
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Using a Natural Experiment to Estimate the Effects of the Unemployment Insurance Payroll Tax on Wages, Employment, Claims, and Denials

NBER Working Paper No. w6808
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 May 1999 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Patricia M. Anderson and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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The Health Care Safety Net and Crowd-Out of Private Health Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w11977
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2006
Anthony T. Lo Sasso and Bruce D. Meyer
University of Illinois at Chicago - School of Public Health and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Further Results on Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption

NBER Working Paper No. w13413
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2010
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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A Quasi-Experimental Approach to the Effects of Unemployment Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w3159
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Jul 2000
Bruce D. Meyer
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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"Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Takeup Rates"

NBER Working Paper No. w4787
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Patricia M. Anderson and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Does Immigration Hurt African-American Self-Employment?

NBER Working Paper No. w6265
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2010
Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Repeat Use of Unemployment Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w5423
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jul 2000
Bruce D. Meyer and Dan T. Rosenbaum
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics
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The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Taxes and Benefits on Layoffs Using Firm and Individual Data

NBER Working Paper No. w4960
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2010
Patricia M. Anderson and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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The Ethnic and Racial Character of Self-Employment

NBER Working Paper No. w4791
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 21 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Trends in Self-Employment Among White and Black Men: 1910-1990

NBER Working Paper No. w7182
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Feb 2000 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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The Incidence of a Firm-Varying Payroll Tax: The Case of Unemployment Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w5201
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2010
Patricia M. Anderson and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Consumption and Income Poverty Over the Business Cycle

NBER Working Paper No. w16751
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2014
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Implications of the Illinois Reemployment Bonus Experiments for Theories of Unemployment and Policy Design

NBER Working Paper No. w2783
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
Bruce D. Meyer
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Work Costs and Nonconvex Preferences in the Estimation of Labor Supply Models

NBER Working Paper No. w9429
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jan 2003
Bradley T. Heim and Bruce D. Meyer
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business-Economics Group and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Household Surveys in Crisis

NBER Working Paper No. w21399
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Jul 2015
Bruce D. Meyer, Wallace Mok and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Northwestern University - Department of Economics and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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The Validity of Consumption Data: Are the Consumer Expenditure Interview and Diary Surveys Informative?

NBER Working Paper No. w18308
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Adam Bee, Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
Government of the United States of America - Bureau of the Census, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Unemployment Insurance Tax Burdens and Benefits: Funding Family Leave and Reforming the Payroll Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w10043
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Nov 2003
Patricia M. Anderson and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Why are There so Few Black Entrepreneurs?

NBER Working Paper No. w3537
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Sep 2010
Bruce D. Meyer
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession

NBER Working Paper No. w18718
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Jan 2013
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Disability, Earnings, Income and Consumption

NBER Working Paper No. w18869
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
Bruce D. Meyer and Wallace Mok
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and Northwestern University - Department of Economics
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Childhood Medicaid Coverage and Later Life Health Care Utilization

NBER Working Paper No. w20929
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 09 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys: Its Nature and Consequences

NBER Working Paper No. w15181
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 28 Jul 2009
Bruce D. Meyer, Wallace Mok and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Northwestern University - Department of Economics and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Saving Teens: Using a Policy Discontinuity to Estimate the Effects of Medicaid Eligibility

NBER Working Paper No. w18309
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Bruce D. Meyer and Laura R. Wherry
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine
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Viewpoint: Further Results on Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption (Rsultats Additionnels Sur La Mesure Du Bien-Tre Des Pauvres En Utilisant Revenu Et Consommation)

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'conomique, Vol. 44, Issue 1, pp. 52-87, 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics and Econometrics
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Ethnic and Racial Self-Employment Differences and Possible Explanations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

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U.S. Census Bureau, Wages, Disadvantaged groups, Immigrants, Immigrant firms, Minority firms, Ethnic & racial groups, Minorities, Self-employment, Individual traits, Age, Gender, Educational background, Wage workers

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The Effects Of The Unemployment Insurance Payroll Tax On Wages, Employment, Claims And Denials

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 78, Issue 1-2, October 2000
Posted: 19 Aug 2001
Patricia M. Anderson and Bruce D. Meyer
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

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Unemployment insurance, Payroll taxes, Incidence, Experience rating, Claim administration, Labor demand

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Does Immigration Hurt African-American Self-Employment?

UCSC Dept. of Economics WP 380
Posted: 23 Sep 1997
Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

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