September 2018 The research seminar is held every Wednesday, 1.15 – 2.45 p.m., in room LG 0.423.
Exceptions: On 21/11/2018 and on 12/12/2018 the event is held in room 4.154!
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Room LG 0.423

Carolina Castagnetti (University of Pavia):
“The Convergence of the Gender Pay Gap – An Alternative Estimation Approach” 


So far, little work has been done on directly estimating differences of earning gaps. Studies estimating pay differentials generally compare them across different subsamples or rely on the Juhn-Murphy-Pierce decomposition. Both methods contain serious drawbacks that we overcome by proposing an extension of the Oaxaca-Blinder-type decomposition. Our method solves both the index number and the indeterminacy problem of standard Oaxaca-Blinder type decompositions. We present two empirical applications to illustrate the methodology.