How much do worker characteristics affect the performance of firms? Popular commentary agrees with economic intuition that having the right types of human capital at the right time can matter a great deal. Yet, there is little known about whether the correct match of skills and abilities between workers and firms matter more at certain stages in the lifecycle of a firm. We propose to address this question using a rich employee-employer linked dataset together with new measures of worker skill, ability and human capital and their contribution to firm outcomes.
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