PhD alums make the bigtime

January 8, 2013

Two of our PhD alums, Cristian Dezso and David Ross, got a nice mention in the WSJ Real Time Economics blog.  To quote from the article, their research shows:

The gender of a male CEO’s children — particularly his first-born — can significantly affect the salary of his employees.  …  [They] also found that a male CEO’s own wages rise 6.3% after the birth of a son and 3.5% after the birth of a daughter.

Seems a little fluffy to me, but then I thought the same of Freakonomics — and look what a hit that was.  Either way, it’s great to see Cristian and David getting noticed for their work.

Update (Jan 18):  more.

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