Center for Quantitative Economic Research

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Center for Quantitative Economic Research

The Center for Quantitative Economic Research (CQER) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta advances empirical research in economics and promotes forecasting models usable for policy studies.

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The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis

Simeon Alder, David Lagakos, and Lee Ohanian
CQER Working Paper 14-5 (August)
Why did the Rust Belt fare worse than other parts of the country after World War II? The authors propose that a lack of competition in labor and output markets was behind the area's poor economic performance.
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How Sticky Wages in Existing Jobs Can Affect Hiring

Mark Bils, Yongsung Chang, and Sun-Bin Kim
CQER Working Paper 14-4 (August)
The authors consider a matched model of employment in which wages are flexible for new hires but "sticky"—negotiated infrequently—for current employees. The paper departs from the literature on the topic, with firms and workers negotiating over effort and output.
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