Which Wage Distributions Are Consistent with Statistical Discrimination?
We derive a non-parametric test for statistical discrimination that can be applied to cross-sectional wage data. Specifically, we show that the wage distributions for two groups (with identical observable characteristics) are consistent with a general reduced-form model of statistical discrimination if, and only if, neither wage distribution first-order stochastically dominates the other. Our model allows us to interpret a rejection of this condition as evidence of bias.
Date: 27 September 2023, 12:00 (Wednesday, -1st week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A or https://zoom.us/j/94428672489?pwd=c3N3a1FTRUpQcDJaVld4Tll5ekRzUT09
Speaker: Rahul Deb (University of Toronto)
Organising department: Department of Economics
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Emma Heritage