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David Autor is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the determinants of inequality, with particular emphasis on the impact of technology, automation, and trade on labor market outcomes. He has been an NBER affiliate since 1999.

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Alexandre Mas is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the role of fairness considerations, social forces, credit disruptions, and other factors in affecting labor market outcomes. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2006.

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