This is the second post in my weekly NBER digest series.
- Bertrand and Duflo summarize the field experiments on discrimination.Dynamics of discrimination and ways to undermine discrimination seem to be promising future research areas.
- Dinkleman and Mariotti investigate how circular migration from Malawi to South Africa helps to improve the human capital in origin communities. Using spatial variation in migration costs and two policy instruments, a removal of migrant quota and a ban on migration, they find that after twenty years of the shocks, “human capital is 4.8%-6.9% higher among cohorts who were eligible for schooling in communities with the easiest access in migrant jobs.”
- A new working paper by Hummels, Munch, and Xiang reviews the existing literature on the labor market impacts of offshoring.