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Returning to the Returns to Computer Use

Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia and Cindy Zoghi

Abstract

This paper re-examines the returns to computer use using a new matched workplace-employee data from Canada. We control for potential selection using instrumental variables. Results suggest that it is not merely the employee having a computer on his desk, but rather having complementary computer skills, that causes wages to increase.