Publications

(Links are to working papers or older versions of published papers)

  1. Performance Evaluations and Careers: Similarities and Differences across Firms., joint joint with Anders Frederiksen and Ben Kriechel, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, Volume 134, February 2018, pages 408-429.

  2. Testing for Changes in the SES-Mortality Gradient When the Distribution of Education Changes Too., joint with Thomas Goldring and Seth Richards-Shubik, Journal of Health Economics  (2016), pp. 120-130.

  3. Long-term Unemployment and the Great Recession: the role of composition, duration dependence, and non-participation., Joint with Kory Kroft, Matthew J. Notowidigdo, and Lawrence F. Katz NBER working paper No. w20273. Published: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 34, Number S1 Part 2, January (2016), S7-S54.

  4. Learning about Employee and Employer Learning: Dynamics of Performance and Wage Measuresjoint with Lisa Kahn, The Review of Economic Studies 81, no. 4 (2014): 1575-1613.


  5. Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margin, joint with Dan Aaronson and Bhash Mazumder, American Economic Review, Vol. 104, No. 11 (2014), pp 3701-24.
    IPUMS USA 2014 Research Award Winner: Best Paper using US data

  6. Duration Dependence And Labor Market Conditions: Evidence from a Field Experiment, joint with Kory Kroft and Matt Notowidigdo, Quarterly Journal of Economics,128(3) (2013) pp. 1123-1167.

  7. The Unemployment Rate – One Rate to Capture the State of the Labor Market, joint with Andreas Hornstein and Marianna Kudlyak,  Economic Quarterly, Volume 100, Number 1 (2014), pp 1-21.

  8. Equipping Immigrants: Migration Flows and Capital Movements, joint with Doug Gollin, Review of World Economics, 2013.

  9. Changes in the Characteristics of American Youth: Implications for Adult Outcomes, joint with Joseph G. Altonji and Prashant Bharadwaj, Journal of Labor Economics, 2011.
    See also: The Anemic Response of Skill Investment to Skill Premium Growth at VoxEU http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/1110.

  10. Explaining the Rise in Educational Gradients in Mortality,  joint with David Cutler, Ellen Meara, Seth Richards and Christopher Ruhm, Journal of Health Economics, 30 (2011) pp 43-54.
  11. Education and Allocative Efficiency. Evidence from Cancer Screening, Journal of Health Economics 30 (2011), pp. 43-54.

  12. The Speed of Employer Learning”, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 25, Number 1, January 2007 
    (H.G.Lewis Prize: Best Paper in the Journal of Labor Economics 2006-2007.
    IZA Young Labor Economist Award 2008: Best Paper by a Labor Economist under the age of 40. )

  13. Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth, joint with Hoyt Bleakley, Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2009, 91(1).

  14. The Impact of the Boll-Weevil 1892-1940, joint with Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode, The Journal of Economic History, vol 69,  issue 03 (Sept. 2009), pp. 685-718.

  15. “Working? The West German Labor Market 1964-2001. Latin American Journal of Economics, 40 (December 2003), 121, pp. 495-503.

Non-Refereed Publications

  1. "Does the Unemployment Rate Really Overstate Labor Market Recovery?", joint with Andreas Hornstein and Marianna Kudlyak, Economics Brief FRB Richmond, June 2014.    

  2. The Social Value of Education and Human Capital”, joint with Robert Topel, Handbook of Education Economics, 2006, Vol.1, eds. Eric Hanushek and Finis Welch.

  3. Book Review: “The Economics of Education: Human Capital, Family Background, and Inequality”, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol 45 (1) March 2007.