Featured Article

Featured article image

April 2017

Examining price transmission across labor compensation costs, consumer prices, and finished-goods prices

Jonathan D. Church, Bradley Akin

This article uses a vector error-correction model to examine price transmission between labor compensation costs, on the one hand, and consumer and finished-goods prices, on the other.

Read full article »

Book Reviews

Book Review image

Eliminating poverty in the 21st century: using entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology to help the poor help themselves

Henry O’Lawrence

A late distinguished professor at the University of Michigan urges educators, business executives, and government officials to collaborate innovatively in order to reduce poverty in the developing world.

View all Book Reviews »

Beyond BLS

Is there age discrimination in hiring?

Edith S. Baker

A new study offers extensive statistical evidence that there is age discrimination in hiring and that women experience more age discrimination than men.

“Superstar” companies to blame for workers’ falling share of income

Eleni Karageorge

Researchers find that industries whose sales are concentrated among a few large and profitable firms tends to have the steepest declines in labor’s share of gross domestic product.

Water and food security in a changing world

Brian I. Baker

Policy proposals for improving water security and crop productivity in areas where resources are scarce.

View all Beyond BLS articles »
Flashback image

March 1997

Spring reminds us of baseball and apple pie, but in 1995, spring reminded us of the longest baseball strike in history—read the details in the March 1997 article.

Read more »

Get notified when MLR is updated!