Bradley Setzler

Bradley Setzler

Assistant Professor of Economics

Pennsylvania State University & NBER

Assistant Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University.

Faculty Research Fellow in Labor Studies, NBER.

Links: Research | CV | bradley.setzler@gmail.com

 

Interests: Applied micro centered around labor economics and extending into international, IO, and public economics. Specific interests:

  • labor market structure, wage inequality
  • monopsony, rent sharing, firm premiums
  • skill premiums, skill-biased technology
  • labor demand in production/trade networks
  • job subsidies, employment insurance

Publications

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

Journal of Labor Economics, 2023.

Imperfect Competition, Compensating Differentials, and Rent Sharing in the U.S. Labor Market

American Economic Review, 2022.

The Effects of Foreign Multinationals on Workers and Firms in the United States

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021. (Job market paper.)

Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

American Economic Review, 2019.

In Progress

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

First version: March 2020. This version: April 2022.
My presentations: NBER Summer Institute (Labor Studies), Stanford (SITE Labor Markets), MIT (Super Applied Micro seminar joint with Dev, IO, Labor, and Trade), UBC, CESifo (Labor), UChicago, Penn State, UToronto/Bank of Canada

Robots and Workers in Production Networks under Monopsony

No draft available yet. Title likely to change.

Software

eventStudy

R package and guide for performing event studies with heterogeneous dynamic effects.

textables

R package for automatically producing highly-customized LaTeX tables.

Public Data Sets

State Corporate Tax Rates

2000-2020 top corporate tax rates by state. Extends the data set of Giroud & Rauh (2020) which ends in 2012.

Census CBP

2001-2017 Census CBP data on employment, payrolls, and establishments at various levels of aggregation (e.g., industry-by-county).

Other Resources