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Postal address:Dept. of Economics Boston University 270 Bay State Road Boston, MA 02215
Workplace:Department of Economics, Boston University, (more information at EDIRC)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), (more information at EDIRC)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), (more information at EDIRC)
Institute for Economic Development, Department of Economics, Boston University, (more information at EDIRC)
Industry Studies Program (ISP), Department of Economics, Boston University, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2014

  1. The Sad Truth About Happiness Scales
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2013

  1. The Black-White Education-Scaled Test-Score Gap in Grades K-7
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing Before Roe v Wade
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. The Effect of High School Exit Exams on Graduation, Employment, Wages and Incarceration
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  4. The Wage Effects of Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Certifications: Better Data, Somewhat Different Results
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Labour Economics (2013)

2012

  1. Evaluating Student Outcomes at For-Profit Colleges
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades K-3: The Fragility of Results
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2013)

2011

  1. A Theory of Monitoring and Internal Labor Markets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Discussion Papers, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales (2011) Downloads View citations (1)
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2011) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN THE LABOR MARKET: THEORY AND EMPIRICS
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Literature (2012)
  3. Why Is an Elite Undergraduate Education Valuable? Evidence from Israel
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Labour Economics (2011)

2010

  1. Measurement Matters: Perspectives on Education Policy from an Economist and School Board Member
    Carlo Alberto Notebooks, Collegio Carlo Alberto Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2010)
  2. School Entry, Educational Attainment and Quarter of Birth: A Cautionary Tale of LATE
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (11)
  3. Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants
    CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (9)
    Working papers, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (1)
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2010) Downloads View citations (5)
    Carlo Alberto Notebooks, Collegio Carlo Alberto (2010) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing: Consistent Estimates When Abortion Makes Miscarriage Nonrandom
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2013)
  5. Worker Sorting, Taxes and Health Insurance Coverage
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2005) Downloads
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads

2009

  1. The Role of Social Ties in the Job Search of Recent Immigrants
    CLSSRN working papers, Vancouver School of Economics Downloads View citations (6)

2006

  1. Education and Labor-Market Discrimination
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2006) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2011)
  2. THE RETURN TO ENGLISH IN A NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRY: RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS AND NATIVE ISRAELIS IN ISRAEL
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads
    Boston University - Department of Economics - The Institute for Economic Development Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2006) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2009)
  3. The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (21)

2005

  1. Racial Discrimination in Labor Markets with Posted Wage Offers
    Boston University - Department of Economics - The Institute for Economic Development Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2005)

2004

  1. Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Downloads View citations (60)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2004)
  2. The Effect of the Payroll Tax on Earnings: A Test of Competing Models of Wage Determination
    Econometric Society 2004 North American Winter Meetings, Econometric Society Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2003) Downloads View citations (5)

2003

  1. The Pricing of Job Characteristics When Markets Do Not Clear: Theory and Implications
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

2002

  1. How Important are Classroom Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program
    Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads View citations (21)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (11)

2000

  1. Language-Skill Complementarity: Returns to Immigrant Language Acquisition
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Boston University - Institute for Economic Development, Boston University, Institute for Economic Development (1999) View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in Labour Economics (2003)

1993

  1. Ability Bias, Discount Rate Bias and the Return to Education
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (45)
  2. Bilateral Search as an Explanation for Labor Market Segmentation and Other Anomalies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

1992

  1. Does the Human-Capital/Educational-Sorting Debate Matter for Development Policy?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1994)
  2. Labor Market Segmentation Theory: Reconsidering the Evidence
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (24)
  3. Labor Market Segmentation, Wage Dispersion and Unemployment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)

1991

  1. An Analysis of the Nature of Unemployment in Sri Lanka
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)

1989

  1. Employee Crime and the Monitoring Puzzle
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (45)
  2. Employee Crime, Monitoring, and the Efficiency Wage Hypothesis
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

1988

  1. The Effects of Hours Constraints on Labor Supply Estimates
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1991)

1987

  1. A Goodness of Fit Test of Dual Labor Market Theory
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Constraints on the Choice of Work Hours: Agency vs. Specific-Capital
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Neoclassical and Sociological Perspectives on Segmented Labor Markets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Why Was there Mandatory Retirement? or the Impossibility of Efficient Bonding Contracts
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

1986

  1. Are Efficiency Wages Efficient?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Labor Market Segmentation and the Union Wage Premium
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1988)

1985

  1. A Test of Dual Labor Market Theory
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (75)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1985)
  2. Testing Dual Labor Market Theory: A Reconsideration of the Evidence
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)

Undated

  1. Are All Economic Hypotheses False?
    J. Bradford De Long's Working Papers, University of California at Berkeley, Economics Department Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (1992)

Journal Articles

2013

  1. The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing: Consistent Estimates When Abortion Makes Miscarriage Non‐random
    Economic Journal, 2013, 123, 875-905 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  2. The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades K–3: The Fragility of Results
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95, (5), 1468-1479 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  3. The wage effects of not-for-profit and for-profit certifications: Better data, somewhat different results
    Labour Economics, 2013, 24, (C), 230-243 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2012

  1. Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: Theory and Empirics
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2012, 50, (4), 959-1006 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Trends in Self-reported Spontaneous Abortions: 1970–2000
    Demography, 2012, 49, (3), 989-1009 Downloads

2011

  1. Education and Labor Market Discrimination
    American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (4), 1467-96 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  2. Why is an elite undergraduate education valuable? Evidence from Israel
    Labour Economics, 2011, 18, (6), 767-777 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2010

  1. Measurement Matters: Perspectives on Education Policy from an Economist and School Board Member
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2010, 24, (3), 167-82 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2009

  1. The Return to English in a Non-English Speaking Country: Russian Immigrants and Native Israelis in Israel
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2009, 9, (1), 1-30 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2007

  1. Inference with Difference-in-Differences and Other Panel Data
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89, (2), 221-233 Downloads View citations (152)

2005

  1. Racial Discrimination in Labor Markets with Posted Wage Offers
    American Economic Review, 2005, 95, (4), 1327-1340 Downloads View citations (25)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2004

  1. Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program
    American Economic Review, 2004, 94, (5), 1613-1634 Downloads View citations (65)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  2. Property taxes and property values: evidence from Proposition
    Journal of Urban Economics, 2004, 55, (3), 439-457 Downloads View citations (9)
  3. THE PRICING OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS WHEN MARKETS DO NOT CLEAR: THEORY AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    International Economic Review, 2004, 45, (4), 1111-1128 Downloads View citations (34)

2003

  1. Language-skill complementarity: returns to immigrant language acquisition
    Labour Economics, 2003, 10, (3), 265-290 Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  2. Wage announcements with a continuum of worker type
    Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2003, (71-72), 223-244 Downloads

2001

  1. Bargaining Piecemeal or All at Once?
    Economic Journal, 2001, 111, (473), 526-40 Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Does Growing up with a Parent Absent Really Hurt?
    Journal of Human Resources, 2001, 36, (2), 253-273 Downloads View citations (41)

1998

  1. Relative Wages, Wage Growth, and Quit Behavior
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1998, 16, (2), 367-91 Downloads View citations (27)
  2. The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Wages and Employment: The Case of New Zealand
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1998, 16, (4), 792-814 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. The effect of minimum-wage laws on the distribution of employment: theory and evidence
    Journal of Public Economics, 1998, 69, (1), 67-82 Downloads View citations (41)
  4. Why are Canadian and US Unemployment Rates So Highly Correlated?
    Canadian Public Policy, 1998, 24, (s1), 56-71 Downloads View citations (2)

1996

  1. Hours Constraints and the Wage/Hours Locus
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1996, 29, (s1), 71-75 View citations (11)

1995

  1. Partnerships as Insurance Devices: Theory and Evidence
    RAND Journal of Economics, 1995, 26, (4), 614-629 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. The Causes of Hours Constraints: Evidence from Canada
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1995, 28, (4a), 914-28 View citations (17)

1994

  1. Does the Human-Capital/Educational-Sorting Debate Matter for Development Policy?
    American Economic Review, 1994, 84, (1), 353-58 View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper (1992)

1992

  1. Are All Economic Hypotheses False?
    Journal of Political Economy, 1992, 100, (6), 1257-72 Downloads View citations (46)
    See also Working Paper
  2. Constraints on the Choice of Work Hours: Agency Versus Specific-Capital
    Journal of Human Resources, 1992, 27, (4), 661-678 Downloads View citations (10)

1991

  1. Persistent Wage Dispersion and Involuntary Unemployment
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991, 106, (1), 181-202 Downloads View citations (32)
  2. The Contractors' Game
    RAND Journal of Economics, 1991, 22, (3), 329-338 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. The Effect of Hours Constraints on Labor Supply Estimates
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1991, 73, (4), 605-11 Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Working Paper (1988)

1990

  1. Efficiency Wage Models of Unemployment: A Second View
    Economic Inquiry, 1990, 28, (2), 296-306 View citations (8)

1989

  1. Why was there mandatory retirement?
    Journal of Public Economics, 1989, 39, (1), 127-136 Downloads View citations (6)

1988

  1. Efficient Estimation of Structural Hedonic Systems
    International Economic Review, 1988, 29, (1), 157-66 Downloads View citations (38)
  2. Job Signalling and Welfare Improving Minimum Wage Laws: Reply
    Economic Inquiry, 1988, 26, (3), 533-36 View citations (1)
  3. Labor Market Segmentation and the Union Wage Premium
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1988, 70, (3), 527-30 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (1986)
  4. The Reemergence of Segmented Labor Market Theory
    American Economic Review, 1988, 78, (2), 129-34 Downloads View citations (15)

1987

  1. An economic model of the intake disposition of juvenile offenders
    Journal of Public Economics, 1987, 32, (1), 79-99 Downloads
  2. Pareto Improving Minimum Wage Laws
    Economic Inquiry, 1987, 25, (1), 145-58 View citations (11)

1986

  1. A Language Theory of Discrimination
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1986, 101, (2), 363-82 Downloads View citations (92)
  2. Human Capital versus Sorting: The Effects of Compulsory Attendance Laws
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1986, 101, (3), 609-24 Downloads View citations (33)
  3. Returns to Schooling, Implicit Discount Rates and Black-White Wage Differentials
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1986, 68, (1), 41-47 Downloads View citations (12)

1985

  1. A Test of Dual Labor Market Theory
    American Economic Review, 1985, 75, (4), 792-805 Downloads View citations (94)
    See also Working Paper (1985)

Chapters

2007

  1. Introduction to Poverty and Discrimination
    (Poverty and Discrimination)
    Princeton University Press Downloads View citations (16)

1991

  1. Undocumented Mexican-born Workers in the United States: How Many, How Permanent?
    A chapter in Immigration, Trade and the Labor Market, 1991, pp 77-100 Downloads View citations (13)
 
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