Industrial Relations Section

Upcoming Events

"Labor market effects of domestic outsourcing: Evidence from legalization in Brazil" - Mayara Felix, Yale University
February 9, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

We estimate the effect of domestic outsourcing on labor markets using Brazil's 1993 legalization, which sharply increased the outsourcing of security guards. Using a triple-differences design that leverages North-South variation in pre-legalization court permissiveness and compares guards to less affected occupations, we find…

"Hiring Frictions and the Promise of Online Job Portals: Evidence from India" - Niha Singh, University of Notre Dame
February 13, 1:20 pm2:35 pm

Niha Singh is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia University, and will join the economics department at University of Notre Dame starting in Fall 2023.


Traditional recruitment networks restrict the pool of workers available to firms and may limit hiring. Job portals can ease these frictions, but…

Alvaro Carril, Princeton University
February 16, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
"Deterrence or Backlash? Arrests and the Dynamics of Domestic Violence" - Gordon Dahl, University of California San Diego
February 20, 1:20 pm2:35 pm

Gordon B. Dahl is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. Gordon Dahl's research interests are in labor economics and applied microeconomics, including a wide set of issues that range from how income affects child achievement, to peer effects among coworkers and family members, to the impact of incarceration on…