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Laura Pilossoph

Assistant Professor of Economics

Selected Publications

Gender Differences in Job Search and the Earnings Gap: Evidence from the Field and Lab

Journal Article Quarterly Journal of Economics · November 1, 2023 This article investigates gender differences in the job search process in the field and lab. Our analysis is based on rich information on initial job offers and acceptances from undergraduates of Boston University's Questrom School of Business. We find (i) ... Full text Cite

Approximating grouped fixed effects estimation via fuzzy clustering regression

Journal Article Journal of Applied Econometrics · November 1, 2023 We propose a new, computationally efficient way to approximate the “grouped fixed effects” (GFE) estimator of Bonhomme and Manresa (2015), which estimates grouped patterns of unobserved heterogeneity. To do so, we generalize the fuzzy C-means objective to ... Full text Cite


Book · January 1, 2022 Full text Cite

Which workers bear the burden of social distancing?

Journal Article Journal of Economic Inequality · September 1, 2021 Using data from O∗NET, we construct two measures of an occupation’s potential exposure to social distancing measures: (i) the ability to conduct that job from home and (ii) the degree of physical proximity to others the job requires. After validating these ... Full text Cite

Household Search and the Marital Wage Premium†

Journal Article American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics · January 1, 2021 We develop a model where selection into marriage and household search generate a marital wage premium. Beyond selection, married individuals earn higher wages for two reasons. First, income pooling within a joint household raises risk-averse individuals' r ... Full text Cite

Statistical discrimination and duration dependence in the job finding rate

Journal Article Review of Economic Studies · July 1, 2019 This article models a frictional labour market where employers endogenously discriminate against the long-term unemployed. The estimated model replicates recent experimental evidence which documents that interview invitations for observationally equivalent ... Full text Cite