IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

A Distributional Framework for Matched Employer Employee Data


  • Thibaut Lamadon

    (University of Chicago)

  • Elena Manresa

    (MIT Sloan)

  • Stephane Bonhomme

    (University of Chicago)


We develop an identification and estimation strategy to quantify the contributions of firm and worker heterogeneity to wages. We allow for unrestricted interaction effects between firm and worker unobservables, and for the possibility of sorting. Pooling cross-sectional observations with information coming from the joint distribution of wages of job movers, we establish nonparametric identification in short panels. Applications of the method include testing restrictions imposed by theoretical matching models, and quantifying the contributions of firms and workers to changes in wage inequality. We illustrate our approach using Swedish matched employer-employee panel data.

Suggested Citation

  • Thibaut Lamadon & Elena Manresa & Stephane Bonhomme, 2015. "A Distributional Framework for Matched Employer Employee Data," 2015 Meeting Papers 1399, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:sed015:1399

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Other versions of this item:

    More about this item

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:red:sed015:1399. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Christian Zimmermann (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.