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 |


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


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

Journal of Labor Economics, 2023.

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

This version: April 2022.
My presentations: NBER Summer Institute, MIT, UBC, LSE, Stanford, Cornell, UChicago, Penn State, CESifo, UToronto/Bank of Canada, Texas A&M



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


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).