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New publication of our affiliated researcher Gari Walkowitz in "Economic Letters"!

Gari Walkowitz published a paper in Economics Letters on "Employers discriminate against immigrants and criminal offenders—Experimental evidence“.

Abstract: We experimentally study the causal effect of being an immigrant or previously convicted on the hiring preferences and wage payments of employers. We find evidence for statistical discrimination against immigrants. Criminal offenders suffer from more severe and taste discrimination.

HIGHLIGHTS of the paper
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• We present a novel laboratory framework to study labour market discrimination.
• Our subject pool includes students, Turkish immigrants, and criminal offenders.
• We focus on employers’ hiring and wage payment decisions.
• Turkish immigrants are discriminated because they are considered less trustworthy.
• Criminal offenders suffer from more severe and taste discrimination.

More information: (doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2018.11.003).