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Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics

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The LEHD program maintains an active research program oriented on the use of longitudinally linked employer-employee data. This includes activities such as developing new prototypes for data products, research comparing administrative and survey data, and working to expand use of administrative data in the federal statistical system. LEHD economists share their research at academic conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets

Research using LEHD microdata is also carried out by qualified academic researchers under approved projects using a secure network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDCs). Please use the following link to view more information on accessing LEHD data through the FSRDCs.

Recent Working Papers

The following set of working papers highlight recent research of LEHD staff and FSRDC researchers using LEHD data. Older working papers can be found in the CES discussion paper series This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. . Prior to 2008, a separate LEHD Technical Paper series This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. was maintained.


  • The Impact of 2010 Decennial Census Hiring on the Unemployment Rate
    Jonathan Eggleston; Mark Klee; Kristin McCue; Kristin Sandusky; Jim Spletzer (20-19 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Maternal Labor Dynamics: Participation, Earnings, and Employer Changes
    Danielle Sandler; Nichole Szembrot (19-33 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Pandemic Recession: L or V-Shaped?
    Victoria Gregory; Guido Menzio; David G. Wiczer (NBER Working Paper No. 27105 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Predicting the Effect of Adding a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
    J. David Brown; Misty L. Heggeness; Suzanne M. Dorinski; Lawrence Warren; Moises Yi (19-18 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Employee Costs of Corporate Bankruptcy
    John R. Graham; Hyunseob Kim; Si Li; Jiaping Qiu (NBER Working Paper No. 25922 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Releasing Earnings Distributions using Differential Privacy: Disclosure Avoidance System For Post Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO)
    Andrew Foote; Ashwin Machanavajjhala; Kevin McKinney (19-13 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity in the United States: New Evidence from Worker-Firm Linked Data
    André Kurmann; Erika McEntarfer (19-07 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Understanding the Quality of Alternative Citizenship Data Sources for the 2020 Census
    J. David Brown; Misty L. Heggeness; Suzanne M. Dorinski; Lawrence Warren; Moises Yi (18-38 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • LEHD Infrastructure S2014 files in the FSRDC
    Lars Vilhuber (18-27 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Disclosure Limitation and Confidentiality Protection in Linked Data
    John M. Abowd; Ian M. Schmutte; Lars Vilhuber (18-07 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

Meet the Economists

  • Andrew Foote, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Henry Hyatt, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Hubert Janicki, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Erika McEntarfer, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Kevin McKinney, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Kristin Sandusky, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • James Spletzer, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Lee Tucker, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Larry Warren, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Moises Yi, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
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