Cornell University

Labor Dynamics Institute

275 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-2744

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.

Abowd will be a keynote speaker at the Synthetic Data Workshop sponsored by the MITRE Corporation

July 29, 2014
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Open-access Issue of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS available, with papers from an LDI-organized session at the World Statistical Congress

June 25, 2014
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Abowd will receive the Roger Herriot Award

June 18, 2014
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Abowd to give the Presidential Address at the 2014 SOLE Meetings in Alexandria, VA on May 2

May 2, 2014
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Vilhuber to Present at the University of New Brunswick on April 25

April 25, 2014
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LDI is Hiring Summer 2014 Research Assistants!

April 16, 2014
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Block, Vilhuber, & Williams Present at the EDDI Conference in Paris, France on December 3 & 4, 2013

December 3, 2013
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Experimental Online Codebook for SIPP Synthetic Beta Available

October 18, 2013
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Congress Should Restore Funding to the Federal Statistical Agencies at a Level that Allows Them to Carry Out Their Critical Work

October 9, 2013
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Lars Vilhuber Quoted in PBS Newshour

July 27, 2013
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Executive Director Vilhuber on Data, Employment, and Technology in the "ILR 2013 Employment and Technology Roundtable"

July 26, 2013
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LDI Joins the Foundation for Open Access

May 3, 2013
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The April issue of the Statistics2013 newsletter, featuring reports from participants in the United States and abroad, is now online.

May 3, 2013
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Employment Sustainability:
2013 Roundtable on Employment and Technology

April 12, 2013
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NCRN Project Applications Programmer Position Posted

March 1, 2013
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LDI Welcomes Professor Aleksandra B. Slavković as a Visiting Professor

February 11, 2013
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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...


LDI supports the International Year of Statistics 2013. The latest monthly newsletter can be found on the Statistics 2013 website.