The Contribution of Workers, Workplaces, and Sorting to Wage Inequality in Mexico

We use a matched worker-workplace dataset comprising the near universe of formal private-sector workers in Mexico to estimate the contribution of average workplace-specific wagepremia, worker-level characteristics, and assortative matching on Mexico’s wage inequalitybetween 2004 and 2018. To this end, we regress log earnings on sets of worker and work-place fixed effects and perform a decomposition […]

The Fiscal Impact of Immigration: Labor Displacement, Wages, and the Allocation of Public Spending

We reexamine the effect of immigration on public finances by accounting for second-order effects. We exploit exogenous variation in immigration across Colombian metropolitan areas between 2013 and 2018,resulting from the large increase in Venezuelan immigrants,and instrument immigrants’ residential location using pre-existing settlement patterns and the distance between origin-destination flows. We find that immigration did not […]