Lex Borghans

Maastricht University - Department of Economics

P.O. Box 616

Maastricht, 6200 MD

Netherlands

University of Maastricht - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)

P.O. Box 616

Maastricht, MD6200

Netherlands

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

IZA Working Paper No. 3333
Number of pages: 166 Posted: 23 May 2008
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 542 (95,275)
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personality traits, lifecycle effects

The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

NBER Working Paper No. w13810
Number of pages: 165 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2022
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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Gender Differences in Risk Aversion and Ambiguity Aversion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3985
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
Downloads 245 (230,727)
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gender, risk aversion, ambiguity aversion

Gender Differences in Risk Aversion and Ambiguity Aversion

NBER Working Paper No. w14713
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2022
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
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The Importance of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation for Measuring IQ

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7182
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Lex Borghans, Huub Meijers and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 337 (167,021)
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incentives, cognitive test scores

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Decomposing Achievement Test Scores Into Measures of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jul 2019
Lex Borghans and Trudie Schils
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
Downloads 289 (196,494)
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test scores, noncognitive skills

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An Economic Analysis of the Optimal School Starting Age

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Lex Borghans and Ron Diris
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Leiden University Department of Economics
Downloads 282 (201,485)

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education economics, school starting age, human capital theory

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

NBER Working Paper No. w20749
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 15 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2022
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Leiden University Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 112 (453,639)
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Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8696
Number of pages: 125 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Leiden University Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 106 (472,568)
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non-cognitive skills, human development, interventions

People People: Social Capital and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Feb 2005
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
Downloads 164 (334,505)
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interpersonal interactions, wage level and structure, economics of minorities and races and gender, social capital

People People: Social Capital and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

NBER Working Paper No. w11985
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2022
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Superstardom and Monopolistic Power: Why Media Stars Earn More than their Marginal Contribution to Welfare

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Vol. 154, No. 3, pp. 546-71, 1998
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Dec 2012
Lex Borghans and Loek F. M. Groot
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Utrecht University - School of Economics
Downloads 203 (276,887)
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superstar economics, monopolistic power

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Personality and Mental Health: The Role and Substitution Effect of Emotional Stability and Conscientiousness

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10337
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Caroline Wehner, Trudie Schils and Lex Borghans
IZA, Maastricht University, Dept Economics and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 186 (299,658)

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mental health, personality differences, health inequality, child development, socioeconomic disadvantage

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Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5386
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Dec 2010
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
Downloads 158 (345,242)
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Europe, graduates, job mobility, Japan, U.S.

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Time Discounting and the Body Mass Index

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 May 2005
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
Downloads 156 (349,003)

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body mass index (BMI), risky behavior, time discounting

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The Role of Noncognitive Skills in Explaining Cognitive Test Scores

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2429
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Nov 2006
Lex Borghans, Huub Meijers and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 154 (352,785)
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cognitive test scores, noncognitive skills

The Americanization of European Higher Education and Research

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4445
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Lex Borghans and Frank Cörvers
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
Downloads 113 (450,622)
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higher education, research, Americanization

The Americanization of European Higher Education and Research

NBER Working Paper No. w15217
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2022
Lex Borghans and Frank Cörvers
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
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Are Computer Skills the New Basic Skills? The Returns to Computer, Writing and Math Skills in Britain

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Apr 2003
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 149 (362,326)
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Wage Differentials by Skill, Computer Use and Skill

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Citation 49

Identification Problems in Personality Psychology

NBER Working Paper No. w16917
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2023
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 75 (591,708)
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Identification Problems in Personality Psychology

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5605
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2011
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 68 (625,407)
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psychology, personality, identification problem, achievement test, grades

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Measuring and Interpreting Trends in the Division of Labour in the Netherlands

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5666
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 May 2011
Semih Akcomak, Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
TEKPOL-METU, Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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division of labour, tasks, technological change, the Netherlands

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Citation 39

Interpersonal Styles and Labor Market Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2466
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Dec 2006
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
Downloads 78 (577,944)

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interpersonal interactions, wage level and structure, assignment

Interpersonal Styles and Labor Market Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w12846
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2022
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
Downloads 57 (685,720)
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The Division of Labour, Worker Organisation, and Technological Change

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1709
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 130 (403,541)
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division of labour, wage level and structure, technological change, computerisation of the labour market

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The Diffusion of Computers and the Distribution of Wages

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Apr 2004
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 114 (445,399)
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wage level and structure, diffusion of computer

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Wage Effects of On-the-Job Training: A Meta-Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6077
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Carla Haelermans and Lex Borghans
Maastricht University - Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER) and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 110 (457,392)
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on-the-job training, meta-analysis, publication bias

Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2865
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jul 2007
Lex Borghans and Ben Kriechel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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wage structure, labor mobility

Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003

NBER Working Paper No. w13210
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2022
Lex Borghans and Ben Kriechel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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Is There a Link between Economic Outcomes and Genetic Evolution? Cross-Country Evidence from the Major Histocompatibility Complex

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1838
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 29 Nov 2005
José A.M. Borghans, Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Utrecht University - Center for Translational Immunology, Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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genetic evolution, human cooperation, economic outcomes

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Do We Need Computer Skills to Use a Computer? Evidence from Britain

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Feb 2003
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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Wage Inequality, Wage Level and Structure, Computerization

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What Grades and Achievement Tests Measure

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10356
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 100 (489,096)
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IQ, achievement tests, grades, personality traits

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Supply and Demand, Allocation and Wage Inequality: An International Comparison

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Dec 2003
Arnaud Dupuy and Lex Borghans
Centre de Recherche en Économie Appliquée (CREA) and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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allocation, wage inequality

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Parental Preferences for Primary School Characteristics

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8371
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Aug 2014
Lex Borghans, Bart Golsteyn and Ulf Zölitz
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and University of Zurich
Downloads 91 (519,920)
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school choice, school quality, school competition

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Understanding the Technology of Computer Technology Diffusion: Explaining Computer Adoption Patterns and Implications for the Wage Structure

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3792
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 82 (554,268)

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wage level of structure, computer technology, technology diffusion

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Skill Transferability, Regret and Mobility

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2021
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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regret, mobility, skill transfer, training

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What Happens When Agent T Gets a Computer? The Labor Market Impact of Cost Efficient Computer Adoption

IZA Discussion Paper No. 792
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2023
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 71 (601,650)
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wage differentials by skill, computer use and skill

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Allocating Instruction Time: How Language Instruction Can Affect Multiple Skills

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Mar 2012
Ron Diris and Lex Borghans
Leiden University Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 69 (611,005)

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economics of education, human capital theory, instruction time, primary education

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International Education and Economic Growth

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7354
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Apr 2013
University of Bonn, Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 65 (630,278)
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international education, economic growth, economics of education

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Social Support Substitution and the Earnings Rebound: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Disability Insurance Reform

NBER Working Paper No. w18261
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 26 May 2023
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Dartmouth College
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Social Support Substitution and the Earnings Rebound: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Disability Insurance Reform

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5412
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Jan 2011
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Dartmouth College
Downloads 57 (672,485)
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crowd out, spillover effects, benefit substitution, social insurance, income assistance, welfare, regression discontinuity, administrative data

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What Makes a Good Conference? Analysing the Preferences of Labor Economists

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4870
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Lex Borghans, Margo Romans and Jan Sauermann
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation
Downloads 55 (683,755)
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conference participation, economics profession, vignette-method, random-coefficients model

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Does Expert Advice Improve Educational Choice?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7649
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
Lex Borghans, Bart Golsteyn and Anders Stenberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
Downloads 37 (803,425)
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uncertainty, human capital, educational choice, study counseling

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School Quality and the Development of Cognitive Skills between Age Four and Six

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9200
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Lex Borghans, Bart Golsteyn and Ulf Zölitz
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and University of Zurich
Downloads 34 (827,041)
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cognitive skills, child development, school quality

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Susceptibility to Default Training Options Across the Population

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9180
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
Downloads 27 (886,777)

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training, human capital, default option, experiment

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Default Options and Training Participation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7214
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
Downloads 26 (896,013)
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human capital investment, training, default

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People Skills and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2014
Posted: 17 Apr 2014
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

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interpersonal interactions, wage level and structure, economics, race, ethnicity, gender