Does it Pay to Stand Out?

Funded Research Proposal

In this research project, we study how the human resource (HR) practices firms use affect how much value they capture from this innovation. Specifically, we analyze how employers and their technology workers divide the value generated when firms invest in new technologies that require workers to invest in new human capital. Read More

Algorithmic Literacy in the Labor Market

Working Papers

Using data on employer job search, this study demonstrates that employers are seeking algorithmic literacy from workers in a particularly broad class of occupations because familiarity with algorithms in downstream “using” occupations is important for integrating AI and data science into production. Read More

Star Developers and Open Source Software

Working Papers

The idea that source code for computer software be accessible to anyone has gained increasing popularity among software developers, fueling the rapid growth of the open source software (OSS) movement. Platforms for OSS development currently host incredibly valuable projects like the Linux kernel, TensorFlow and various blockchain software projects.Read More