Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , Felipe Benguria , Niklas Engbom , and Christian Moser
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 14 December 2017
Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere, Earnings Inequality, Linked Employer-Employee Data, Firm and Worker Heterogeneity, Productivity, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
We document a large decrease in earnings inequality in Brazil between 1996 and 2012. Using administrative linked employer-employee data, we fit high-dimensional worker and firm fixed effects models to understand th...