Labor Dynamics Institute

Our mission is to create and make accessible novel data on the dynamics of the labor markets, we work with research networks and statistical agencies, developing appropriate statistics to inform policy makers, researchers, and simply people seeking knowledge. We emphasize and meet the requirements of stakeholders: users as well as providers, balancing the utility of the data with the confidentiality of the people and businesses whose activities the data describe.

LDI Research

Summer Research 2014

The Labor Dynamics Institute has a number of summer research projects, to which it invites undergraduate students to apply. More details can be found on the project page.


NSF-Census Research Network - Cornell node

The Labor Dynamics Institute and partners have embarked on a number of projects as part of the NSF-Census Research Network. Our node's research focuses on data curation and metadata exploration models in the presence of distributed (and secure) curation of confidential data, and on new models using computational statistics algorithms based on boosting to improve the integration, editing, and imputation models that assemble the micro-data used in the Census Bureau's longitudinally linked employer-employee database. Read more...


NSF-Census Research Network - Coordinating Office

In addition to hosting one of the NCRN nodes, LDI and NISS are the Network's Coordinating Office (NCRN-CO). The NCRN-CO is a value-added activity, helping the NCRN nodes to leverage each other's research achievements and leading to scientific and societal impact that exceeds the sum of the individual impacts. Read more...


Social Science Gateway

In July 2009, John Abowd and Lars Vilhuber were awarded an NSF grant to build a Social Science Gateway to TeraGrid. This continues the VirtualRDC in its current form while overcoming many of the hurdles social science researchers faced when using VirtualRDC. Read on...


Synthetic Data Server

The Synthetic Data Server makes synthetic data products by the U.S. Census Bureau available to interested researchers in a controlled environment. Read on...

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