Award Year


Award Type

First Prize

Dissertation Advisor

David Card


Although there is a consensus that there has been a dramatic improvement in the economic position of black Americans since the dismal prognosis of Gunnar Myrdal in An American Dilemma 50 years ago, there is little consensus on the magnitude of these gains, their underlying causes, and whether racial parity has been reached. My dissertation empirically examines the evolution of the economic status of blacks in the U.S. labor market over the last 40 years.

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