Bradley Setzler

Bradley Setzler

Assistant Professor of Economics

Pennsylvania State University & NBER

The Strumpf Early Career Assistant Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University.

Faculty Research Fellow in Labor Studies, NBER.

Links: Research | CV |


  • primary: labor economics
  • secondary: industrial organization, international trade

Specific topics of interest:

  • labor market structure, wage inequality
  • monopsony, rent sharing, firm premiums
  • skill premiums, skill-biased technology
  • labor demand in production/trade networks
  • persistence of job loss, regional decline


How Much Should we Trust Estimates of Firm Effects and Worker Sorting?

Journal of Labor Economics, 2023. (Lead article.)

Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

American Economic Review, 2019.

Working Papers

Imperfect Competition and Rents in Labor and Product Markets: The Case of the Construction Industry

Revision requested by American Economic Review in February 2023.
My presentations: NBER SI-Labor, MIT, NBER IO, UBC, LSE, Stanford-SITE, Cornell, Maryland, UChicago, Penn State, CESifo, UToronto/Bank of Canada, Texas A&M


Public Lectures


Software Packages

  • textab: construct and compile highly-customized LaTeX tables in R
  • DiD for Big Data: fast and big-data-friendly diff-in-diffs in R


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