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Working Papers

2014

  1. Import Competition and the Great U.S. Employment Sag of the 2000s
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Polanyi’s Paradox and the Shape of Employment Growth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. Return of the Solow Paradox? IT, Productivity, and Employment in U.S. Manufacturing
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) (2014) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2014)
  4. Trade Adjustment: Worker Level Evidence
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (9)

2013

  1. The "Task Approach" to Labor Markets: An Overview
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in Journal for Labour Market Research (2013)
  2. The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (23)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (17)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2013)
  3. The Geography of Trade and Technology Shocks in the United States
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2013)
  4. Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (6)

2012

  1. Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge Massachusetts
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2014)
  2. Moral Hazard and Claims Deterrence in Private Disability Insurance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  3. The Effect of Work First Job Placements on the Distribution of Earnings: An Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression Approach
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
  4. The Growth of Low Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (12)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2013)
  5. What Does Human Capital Do? A Review of Goldin and Katz's The Race between Education and Technology
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)

2011

  1. Does Delay Cause Decay? The Effect of Administrative Decision Time on the Labor Force Participation and Earnings of Disability Applicants
    Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center Downloads View citations (13)
  2. The Unsustainable Rise of the Disability Rolls in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (13)

2010

  1. Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Chapter (2011)
  2. The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to U.S. Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment
    CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2010) Downloads View citations (12)
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) (2010) Downloads View citations (13)

2009

  1. Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from 'Work First'
    Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads View citations (20)
    Also in Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads View citations (16)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (18)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2010)
  2. Inequality and Specialization: The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs in the United States
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (37)
  3. Putting Tasks to the Test: Human Capital, Job Tasks and Wages
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (2013)
  4. This Job Is 'Getting Old:' Measuring Changes in Job Opportunities Using Occupational Age Structure
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2009)

2008

  1. Technological Change and Earnings Polarization: Implications for Skill Demand and Economic Growth
    Economics Program Working Papers, The Conference Board, Economics Program Downloads
  2. The Economics of Labor Market Intermediation: An Analytic Framework
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2008) Downloads View citations (1)

2007

  1. Do Employment Protections Reduce Productivity? Evidence from U.S. States
    Harvard Business School Working Papers, Harvard Business School Downloads View citations (44)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (42)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) (2007) Downloads View citations (55)
    Working Papers, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies (2007) Downloads View citations (33)

2006

  1. The Growth in the Social Security Disability Rolls: A Fiscal Crisis Unfolding
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (56)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2006)
  2. The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (106)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2006)

2005

  1. Rising Wage Inequality: The Role of Composition and Prices
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (81)
    Also in Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research (2005) Downloads View citations (66)
  2. Temporary Agency Employment as a Way out of Poverty?
    Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Trends in U. S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists
    Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research Downloads View citations (66)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (106)

2004

  1. Will Job Testing Harm Minority Workers?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

2003

  1. The Costs of Wrongful-Discharge Laws
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2006)

2002

  1. Women, War and Wages: The Effect of Female Labor Supply on the Wage Structure at Mid-Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2004)

2001

  1. The Rise in Disability Recipiency and the Decline in Unemployment
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (18)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2001) Downloads View citations (17)
  2. The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (36)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2003)

2000

  1. Outsourcing at Will: Unjust Dismissal Doctrine and the Growth of Temporary Help Employment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (28)
    Also in JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research (2000) View citations (15)
  2. Upstairs, Downstairs: Computer-Skill Complementarity and Computer-Labor Substitution on Two Floors of a Large Bank
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)
  3. Why Do Temporary Help Firms Provide Free General Skills Training?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2001)
  4. Wiring the Labor Market
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2001)

1997

  1. Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market?
    Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. Downloads View citations (24)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1997) Downloads View citations (54)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1998)

Undated

  1. Do Temporary Jobs Help Low-Skilled Workers? Surprising Data from Detroit
    Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Communities and Banking (2007)

Journal Articles

2014

  1. Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Journal of Political Economy, 2014, 122, (3), 661 - 717 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Return of the Solow Paradox? IT, Productivity, and Employment in US Manufacturing
    American Economic Review, 2014, 104, (5), 394-99 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2013

  1. Putting Tasks to the Test: Human Capital, Job Tasks, and Wages
    Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 31, (S1), S59 - S96 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. Report of the Editor: Journal of Economic Perspectives
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (3), 716-18 Downloads
  3. The "task approach" to labor markets: an overview
    Journal for Labour Market Research, 2013, 46, (3), 185-199 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  4. The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (6), 2121-68 Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  5. The Geography of Trade and Technology Shocks in the United States
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (3), 220-25 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  6. The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the US Labor Market
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (5), 1553-97 Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2012

  1. The Journal of Economic Perspectives at 100 (Issues)
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2012, 26, (2), 3-18 Downloads
  2. Report of the Editor: Journal of Economic Perspectives
    American Economic Review, 2012, 102, (3), 669-71 Downloads
    Also in American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (3), 703-05 (2011) Downloads
  3. What Does Human Capital Do? A Review of Goldin and Katz's The Race between Education and Technology
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2012, 50, (2), 426-63 Downloads View citations (9)

2011

  1. Battle Scars? The Puzzling Decline in Employment and Rise in Disability Receipt among Vietnam Era Veterans
    American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (3), 339-44 Downloads View citations (11)
  2. The polarization of job opportunities in the U.S. labor market: implications for employment and earnings
    Community Investments, 2011, (Fall), 11-16, 40-41 Downloads

2010

  1. Do Temporary-Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from "Work First"
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010, 2, (3), 96-128 Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. Report of the Editor: Journal of Economic Perspectives
    American Economic Review, 2010, 100, (2), 680-81 Downloads

2009

  1. Explaining trends in wages, work, and occupations
    Chicago Fed Letter, 2009, (Apr) Downloads
  2. Note from the Editor: Online Comments for American Economic Association Journals
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2009, 23, (2), 3-4 Downloads
  3. This Job Is "Getting Old": Measuring Changes in Job Opportunities Using Occupational Age Structure
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 45-51 Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. Does Job Testing Harm Minority Workers? Evidence from Retail Establishments
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008, 123, (1), 219-277 Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Revising the Revisionists
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 90, (2), 300-323 Downloads View citations (222)

2007

  1. Distinguishing Income from Substitution Effects in Disability Insurance
    American Economic Review, 2007, 97, (2), 119-124 Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Do temporary jobs help low-skilled workers?: surprising data from Detroit
    Communities and Banking, 2007, (Fall), 6-8 Downloads
    See also Working Paper
  3. Does Employment Protection Reduce Productivity? Evidence From US States
    Economic Journal, 2007, 117, (521), 189-217 Downloads View citations (74)
  4. Structural demand shifts and potential labor supply responses in the new century
    Conference Series ; [Proceedings], 2007, 52 Downloads
    See also Book (2007)

2006

  1. The Costs of Wrongful-Discharge Laws
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006, 88, (2), 211-231 Downloads View citations (41)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  2. The Growth in the Social Security Disability Rolls: A Fiscal Crisis Unfolding
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, 20, (3), 71-96 Downloads View citations (85)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  3. The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
    American Economic Review, 2006, 96, (2), 189-194 Downloads View citations (121)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2004

  1. The Employment Consequences of Wrongful-Discharge Laws: Large, Small, or None at All?
    American Economic Review, 2004, 94, (2), 440-446 Downloads View citations (20)
  2. Women, War, and Wages: The Effect of Female Labor Supply on the Wage Structure at Midcentury
    Journal of Political Economy, 2004, 112, (3), 497-551 Downloads View citations (67)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2003

  1. Outsourcing at Will: The Contribution of Unjust Dismissal Doctrine to the Growth of Employment Outsourcing
    Journal of Labor Economics, 2003, 21, (1), 1-42 Downloads View citations (88)
  2. The Rise In The Disability Rolls And The Decline In Unemployment
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, 118, (1), 157-205 Downloads View citations (181)
  3. The Skill Content Of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, 118, (4), 1279-1333 Downloads View citations (444)
    Also in Proceedings, 2003, (Nov) (2003) Downloads View citations (388)

    See also Working Paper (2001)

2002

  1. Upstairs downstairs: how introducing computer technology changed skills and pay on two floors of Cabot Bank
    Regional Review, 2002, (Q 2), 22-30 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Upstairs, downstairs: Computers and skills on two floors of a large bank
    Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2002, 55, (3), 432-447 View citations (31)

2001

  1. Why Do Temporary Help Firms Provide Free General Skills Training?
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, 116, (4), 1409-1448 Downloads View citations (111)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  2. Wiring the Labor Market
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2001, 15, (1), 25-40 Downloads View citations (58)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

1998

  1. Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed The Labor Market?
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1998, 113, (4), 1169-1213 Downloads View citations (619)
    See also Working Paper (1997)

Books

2009

  1. Studies of Labor Market Intermediation
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc View citations (4)

2007

  1. Structural demand shifts and potential labor supply responses in the new century
    Monograph, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Conference Series ; [Proceedings] (2007)

Edited books

2009

  1. Studies of Labor Market Intermediation
    National Bureau of Economic Research Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (1)

Chapters

2011

  1. Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2010

  1. Comment on "A Quantitative Analysis of the Evolution of the U.S. Wage Distribution: 1970-2000"
    A chapter in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2009, Volume 24, 2010, pp 277-299 Downloads

2009

  1. Introduction to "Studies of Labor Market Intermediation"
    A chapter in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation, 2009, pp 1-23 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Mortgage Broker Regulations That Matter: Analyzing Earnings, Employment, and Outcomes for Consumers
    A chapter in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation, 2009, pp 183-231 Downloads View citations (3)

2006

  1. Temporary Agency Employment: A Way Out of Poverty?
    A chapter in Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes Are Affecting Low-Wage Workers, 2006, pp 312-337 View citations (1)

1999

  1. Changes in the wage structure and earnings inequality
    Chapter 26 in Handbook of Labor Economics, 1999, vol. 3, Part A, pp 1463-1555 Downloads View citations (582)

Editor

  1. Journal of Economic Perspectives
    American Economic Association
 
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