The central role of human capital for productivity is widely acknowledged in the economic sciences. This project studies the distribution of human capital across firms over time.
||Jonas Vlachos, Stockholm University and IFN
Christina Håkansson, Stockholm University and Erik Lindqvist, Stockholm School of Economics and IFN
The last decades have witnessed an increase in earnings inequality in Sweden and most other Western countries. Previous research on Swedish data has noted that the increase in earnings inequality has only taken place between workers in different firms and not within firms. However, it is yet not know whether this is due to a concentration of high-skilled workers to certain firms or to an increase in productivity differences between firms independent of the distribution of human capital. This project aims to provide an answer to this question.
Håkanson, Christina, Erik Lindqvist and Jonas Vlachos (2015). Firms and skills: The evolution of worker sorting. IFN Working Paper No. 1072. Link