by Lourenco Senne Paz, Syracuse University
Planetarium Show: "A Trillion Planets!"
Astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets. Planetarium Director Scott Roby explores other known planetary systems using new 3D models in updated software. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot (C8). 315-312-2790.
Location: Room 223, Shineman Center
Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Family-friendly naturalist-led walk. Participants should dress for the weather and call 315-312-6677 on the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. - noon
Wrestling vs. RIT Dual Meet
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium
Sunday, Nov 12, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The impact of international trade on wages received substantial attention in the last decades. But only recently, the specific effects of exporting status on wage inequality have been investigated in detail. This paper exploits the large and unexpected 1999 Brazilian exchange rate devaluation to identify the effects of exporting on manufacturing firm-level wages. We use Brazilian employer-employee linked data containing detailed information about workers and firms. Our findings indicate that this export shock increased the average wage paid by the more productive firms. Most of this wage increase took the form of a larger wage premium, but increased sorting of workers also played a significant role. Our results support models featuring market access induced skill upgrade and non-neoclassical labor markets. Further scrutiny at the occupation-firm level indicates that white collar occupations' wage increases were solely due to wage premium variation. Skilled blue collar workers also exhibited wage gains, but these gains came in equal shares from increased wage premium and worker sorting. Unskilled blue collar workers had no wage increase. Although export shock affected the wage premium for almost all occupations, in stark contrast with some theoretical models, the skill upgrade happened only for skilled blue-collar occupation.