About

Research Team

Judd Kessler

Judd Kessler is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, specializing in Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Market Design.

Corinne Low

Corinne Low is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, specializing in labor and development economics.

Colin Sullivan

Colin Sullivan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, with a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School.

Tomer Mangoubi

Tomer Mangoubi is an Applied Economics PhD student at the Wharton School.

Minji Kim-Hoffman

Minji Kim-Hoffman is a second-year MBA student at the Wharton School.

Research Approach

The researchers partnered with University of Pennsylvania Career Services to study firms who recruit graduating seniors.

700 real resumes collected from Penn students looking for employment

1000’s of resume characteristics scraped to form “franken-resumes”, randomly assigning names to vary race and gender

72 firms recruited to rate 40 random “franken-resumes”

10 real candidates delivered to firms based on hiring preferences

Previous method – resume audit studies – was only revealing about small firms. Many large, prestigious orgs think those findings don’t apply. Our method, by providing direct benefits to firms, allows us to study firms that don’t hire via cold resumes.

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Incentivized Resume Rating
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