Human Capital and Economic Opportunity

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    The Labor Market Consequences of Electricity Adoption: Concrete Evidence from the Great Depression

    When the adoption of a new labor‐saving technology increases labor productivity, it is an open question whether the economy adjusts in the medium‐term by decreasing employment or increasing output. This paper studies the effects of cheaper electricity on the labor market during the Great Depression. Read more