Publications

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Growth Lab faculty, fellows, and affiliates regularly publish research in a wide range of academic and policy venues. These include working papers in either our faculty or fellows CID Working Paper series, books, book chapters, articles in top peer-reviewed journals, policy pieces, op-eds in news outlets, reports, and conference papers.

We've highlighted some of our latest releases. For a complete listing, visit our publications directory.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Architects and engineers sitting around a tableThe Value of Complementary Coworkers


Why do returns to education differ so widely? Why do workers earn higher wages in large establishments? In research published in the Science Advances, Frank Neffke studies how the value of what a person knows depends on the qualifications of his coworkers. Having coworkers with qualifications that are too similar to his own is costly, but having coworkers with complementary qualifications is beneficial. Coworker complementarity increases over a worker's career and such offers a framework to explain various wage premiums.

 

CASE STUDY

growth lab team members at table with locals in Chiapas, MexicoCase Study: The Chiapas Puzzle


In conjunction with the HKS Case Study Program, Miguel Angel Santos published the Chiapas Puzzle case study: an in-depth look into the growth constraints Chiapas faces.

To read the study, visit the HKS Case Study Program.
For more information about the Growth Lab's involvement in Chiapas, visit the Chiapas Project.


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