Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/218947
Authors: 
Ge, Suqin
Moro, Andrea
Zhu, Beibei
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 569
Abstract: 
We test if firms statistically discriminate workers based on race when employer learning is asymmetric. Using data from the NLSY79, we find evidence of asymmetric employer learning. In addition, employers statistically discriminate against non-college educated black workers at time of hiring. We also find that employers directly observe most of the productivity of college graduates at hiring and learn very little over time about these workers.
Subjects: 
statistical discrimination
employer learning
asymmetric learning
JEL: 
J71
D82
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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