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Experience Matters for Development Accounting

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  • Benjamin Moll

    (Princeton University)

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This study uses newly available large-sample micro data to document that the wage increase associated with increasing worker experience is lower for poorer countries. By taking this fact into account when calculating aggregate human capital, we find that human capital can explain a substantially larger fraction of cross-country income differences than in previous studies.

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  • Benjamin Moll, 2012. "Experience Matters for Development Accounting," 2012 Meeting Papers 423, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    1. Alan B. Krueger & Jorn-Steffen Pischke, 1995. "A Comparative Analysis of East and West German Labor Markets: Before and After Unification," NBER Chapters,in: Differences and Changes in Wage Structures, pages 405-446 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Vogel, Edgar & Ludwig, Alexander & Bã–Rsch-Supan, Axel, 2017. "Aging and pension reform: extending the retirement age and human capital formation," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(1), pages 81-107, January.
    2. Growiec, Jakub & Groth, Christian, 2015. "On aggregating human capital across heterogeneous cohorts," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 21-38.
    3. Melanie Morten & Jaqueline Oliveira, 2016. "Paving the Way to Development: Costly Migration and Labor Market Integration," NBER Working Papers 22158, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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