876期 4月10日 :Caught in the Cycle: Timing of Enrollment and Labor Market Performance of University Graduates(Matias Cortes, 加拿大约克大学,助理教授)
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876期 4月10日 :Caught in the Cycle: Timing of Enrollment and Labor Market Performance of University Graduates(Matias Cortes, 加拿大约克大学,助理教授)

【主讲】Matias Cortes (加拿大约克大学,助理教授)

【主题】Caught in the Cycle: Timing of Enrollment and Labor Market Performance of University Graduates

【时间】2018年4月10日 (周二) 12:30-14:00

【地点】上海财经大学经济学院楼801室

【语言】英文

【摘要】We explore the labor market outcomes of cohorts who select into university at different points in the business cycle. We find robust evidence that cohorts of graduates who select into university during worse economic times have better average labor market outcomes than those who select during better times. This difference is not explained by differences in the economic conditions at the time of college graduation, by changes in the composition of the cohorts in terms of field of study, or by changes in selection into occupations or industries. Overall, our results suggest that worsening macroeconomic conditions improve selection of students into university, or induce otherwise similar students to exert more effort to improve their labor market outcomes after graduation. This is also supported by the fact that cohorts that enroll in adverse economic conditions exhibit better college performance in terms of degree class achievement.

【讲员简介】Matias Cortes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at York University in Toronto, Canada. His research spans the fields of labour economics and macroeconomics. He has worked on topics related to occupational mobility, skill transferability, technological change and wage inequality. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Costa Rica and a PhD from the University of British Columbia, and he previously worked as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Manchester in the UK. His work has so far been published in the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

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