Data and code for: Bartik Instruments: What, When, Why, and How
- Goldsmith-Pinkham, Paul (Yale School of Management)
- Sorkin, Isaac (Stanford)
- Swift, Henry (Independent Researcher)
AbstractThis repository contains code and data associated with our paper title "Bartik Instruments: What, When, Why, and How." The abstract of the paper is: The Bartik instrument is formed by interacting local industry shares and national industry growth rates. We show that the typical use of a Bartik instrument assumes a pooled exposure research design, where the shares measure differential exposure to common shocks, and identification is based on exogeneity of the shares. Next, we show how the Bartik instrument weights each of the exposure designs. Finally, we discuss how to assess the plausibility of the research design. We illustrate our results through two applications: estimating the elasticity of labor supply, and estimating the elasticity of substitution between immigrants and natives.
Goldsmith-Pinkham, Paul, Isaac Sorkin, and Henry Swift. “Bartik Instruments: What, When, Why, and How.” American Economic Review, n.d.
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