Information, Firms' Performance and Workers' Careers

Julien Sauvagnat

Julien Sauvagnat
Associated Investigator

Team Members: Tom Schmitz, Nicolas Serrano-Velarde, Hannes Wagner

April 2020 - April 2024

We study how the process of information generation, transmission and revelation affect firms’ performance and workers’ careers. In a first set of papers we will consider how this process is shaped by the structure of connections between firms, between firms and banks, and between firms and politicians. In a second part of the project we will consider how imperfect information about workers skills affect talent allocation and therefore careers in skill intensive jobs. Finally, we will study how social interactions and information transmission, both during the “coming-of-age” period and on the workplace, can shape workers’ careers, focusing in particular on how and to what extent such interactions can contribute to explain the gender gap in compensation.

PI: Fabiano Schivardi, LUISS-Roma

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This project has been funded by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca under the framework PRIN 2017 - Progetti di ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale.