Economic Progress

The US has seen explosive wage growth since 1980, but not in every market. Here’s why

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Fabian Eckert

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Sharat Ganapati

Assistant Professor of International Economics, Georgetown University

Conor Walsh

PhD candidate, Department of Economics, Yale University


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