David I. Levine
Walter A. Haas School of Business
545 Student Services Building # 1900
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
Phone: (510) 642-1697
- 1987-2002. Walter A. Haas School of Business,
University of California at Berkeley:
Assistant and then Associate Professor.
- 1994-1995. Council of
Economic Advisers: Senior Economist. Designed and analyzed
policies concerning poverty, workplaces, and labor markets. Advised
Council members and the President on these issues. Contributed to the
Economic Report of the President.
- 1994. U.S. Department of Labor: Senior
Research Economist at the Office of the American Workplace. Researched the
effects of management practices on corporate performance. Worked with
large pension funds to improve their monitoring of managerial investments
in work organization. Designed public policies to promote high-performance
- 1988-1992. Labor Center
Reporter: Faculty Mentor
and Senior Editor. Supervised a graduate student publication on current
events and industrial relations, U.C. Berkeley.
- 1985-1990. Dollars and Sense:
Editorial Associate. Wrote articles for a non-technical economics
magazine, Somerville, MA.
Fall. Sloan School:
Visiting Scholar, Industrial Relations Group.
- 1983-87. Harvard University: Teaching
Fellow. Taught courses on work organization and principles of economics.
- 5/84-9/84. National Bureau of Economic Research: Research
Assistant. Analyzed regional labor markets and macroeconomic policy for
Professor Lawrence Summers, Cambridge MA.
- 6/83-9/83. Brookhaven National Laboratory:
Energy Analyst. Assessed the role for futures markets for natural gas. Energy Information Agency, Department
of Energy, Washington DC.
- Other Experience. Designed,
programmed, and tested software for: 9/82-12/82- Intermetrics,
Cambridge MA., 6/79-3/81-Apple Computer,
Cupertino CA., and 6/78-9/78-Intel, Santa
Resource Strategies (MBA)
- Industrial Relations
(Undergraduate and Ph.D.)
(Undergraduate and MBA)
- Bargaining and
- Films about Work
- Pay and Employment
- The New Employment
Honors and Grants
- Listed in Who’s Who in Economics, a
selection based on citation count.
- Listed, Who’s Who of Professionals.
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Omicron Delta Epsilon
Economics Honor Society
of California Alumni Scholar
- 6.0 Club (teaching rating
above 6.0 out of 7) each year since 1988.
- The Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award, Haas School
of Business, 1990 and 2000.
- “Diversity and
Performance,” Sloan Foundation and BOLD, with Jonathan Leonard,
- “A Follow-up
Evaluation of the Progresa Child Welfare Program,” National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2001-2006, with Paul
Gertler and others.
- “The Effects of
Industrialization on Children,” Center on the Economics and
Demography of Aging, University
of California at Berkeley,
- “Financial and Social
Capital as Protection Against Health Shocks in Indonesia,”
Center for Health Research, U.C. Berkeley, 2001-02.
- “Investments in
Children in Indonesia:
Lessons to be Learned from the Economic Crisis,” Research Bridging
Grant from the Committee on Research, U.C. Berkeley, 1999-2000.
- Subcontractor on Mortgage
Lending Discrimination: What Do We Know? Urban Institute grant from the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1998.
- COHRE, "The
Determinants of Turnover," with Jonathan Leonard, 1998-99.
Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation,
"Evaluation of Workers' Compensation Programs Established Pursuant to
Labor-Management Agreements in the Construction Industry," 1997.
- Committee On Teaching, Office of Educational Development, U.C.
Berkeley, Classroom Technologies Grant: 1995-96.
- Sloan Foundation, "Employee
Involvement and Total Quality Management in the 1990's," with Edward
E. Lawler III, Gerold Ledford, and Susan Mohrman, 1992-5.
- Consortium on Competition
and Cooperation, "Human Resource Policies and Corporate Performance
in the United States
- Consortium on Competition
and Cooperation, "Cooperative Supplier Relations: An Exit-Voice
Approach," with Susan Helper, 1990-91.
- Evaluation of Carve-outs
in Workers’ Compensation Programs in the California Construction
Industry, with Cristian Echeverria,
Frank Neuhauser, Richard Reuben, and Jeffrey S.
Petersen, Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo MI, forthcoming, 2002.
- How New is the "New Employment Contract"?
Evidence from North American Pay Practices, with Dale
Belman, Gary Charness, Erica Groshen, and K.C. O’Shaughnessy, Upjohn
Institute, Kalamazoo MI,
2002. (The first
chapter of this book is available in .pdf
- The American Workplace: Skills, Pay and Employee
Involvement, editor, with Casey Ichniowski,
Craig Olson, and George Strauss, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
- Working in the
Twenty-First Century: Government Policies for Learning, Opportunity,
and Productivity, forthcoming, Armonk,
NY, M.E. Sharpe, 1998. (Table of
Contents and Concluding Chapter) [Buy
the Workplace: How Business and Employees Can Both Win, Brookings
Institution, Washington DC,
Refereed Journal Articles
“Are Investments in Daughters Lower When Daughters
Move Away? Evidence from Indonesia,”
with Michael Kevane. Forthcoming at World Development.
Costs of Teenage Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing: Analysis with a Within-School
Propensity Score Matching Estimator,” with Gary Painter. Forthcoming, Review of Economics and
“‘Carve-outs’” from the
Workers' Compensation System,” with Jeffrey S. Petersen and Frank Neuhauser. The
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. v. 21, n. 3, Summer 2002:
“Employee Involvement and Pay at American
Auto Suppliers,” with Susan Helper and Elliot Bendoly. Journal of Economic Management and
Strategy, 11, 2, Summer 2002: 329-377.
"Changes in the Employment Contract,"
with Gary Charness. Journal of
Economic Behavior and Organization. Apr 2002, 47, 4: 391-405.
Devotion, and Dollars: How Do They Matter for Youth?” With Gary
Painter. Forthcoming at the American
Journal of Economics and Sociology.
Managerial Pay Structures 1986‑1992: Tests of Human Capital and Other
Explanations," with K.C. O'Shaughnessy and Peter Cappelli. Oxford Economics Papers, 3 (2001), 482-507.
Structure and Youths’ Outcomes: Which Correlations are Causal?" With
Gary Painter, Summer 2000, Journal of Human Resources,
v. XXXV, n. 3, pp. 524-549.
"When are Layoffs Acceptable?
Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment," with Gary Charness.
April 2000, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, v. 53, n. 3, pp. 381‑400.
- "The NELS Curve: Replicating The Bell Curve
with the National Educational Longitudinal Survey," with Gary
Painter, Industrial Relations,
July 1999, pp. 364-406.
- "Flexibility versus Efficiency? A Case Study of Model
Changeovers in the Toyota Production System," Organization
Science, v. 10, n. 1, January-February 1999, pp. 43-68.
- "Computer Mediated Communication as Employee Voice: A Case
Study," with Elizabeth Bishop, Industrial
and Labor Relations Review, v. 52, n. 2, January 1999, pp.
Incentives for Employer Training," with David Finegold,
Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 10, No. 2. June, 1997. (A
shorter version appeared as "The OECD's Role in Measuring Human
Capital," background paper for the OECD, DEELSA/CERI//HCI (96) 6,
- "Ergonomics, Employee
Involvement, and the Toyota
Production System: A Case Study of NUMMI's 1993
Model Introduction," with Paul S. Adler and Barbara Goldoftas, Industrial and Labor Relations Review,
v. 50, n. 3, pp. 416-437. (Portions of this article were also
released as two teaching cases: "Ergonomic Problems at NUMMI,"
(A) and (B), 1996.).
- "What Does it Mean to
Be Poor in America," with Maya Federman, Thesia
Garner, Kathleen Short, John Kiely, Duane McGough, and Marilyn McNillen,
Monthly Labor Review, May 1993, pp. 3-17.
Quality Policy," with Susan Helper, Contemporary Policy Issues,
13, 2, April 1995, pp. 26-37.
- "Work Organization, Employment
Security, and Macroeconomic Stability," with Richard Parkin, Journal
of Economic Behavior and Organizations, 24, 3, August 1994, pp.
- "Fairness, Markets and
Ability to Pay: Evidence from Compensation Executives," American
Economic Review, 83, 5, December 1993, pp. 1241-1259.
- "The Effects of
Non-Traditional Attitudes on Married Women's Labor Supply," Journal
of Economic Psychology, 14, 4, December 1993, pp. 665-679.
- "What Do Wages
Buy?" Administrative Science Quarterly, 38, 3, September, 1993,
pp. 462-483. A short version appeared in the Proceedings of the
Industrial Relations Research Association, 1993, pp. 133-141.
- "Worth Waiting For? Delayed Compensation, Training and Turnover in the
Journal of Labor Economics, 4, 3, September 1993, pp. 724-752.
- "Do Corporate
Executives have Rational Expectations?" Journal of Business,
66, 2, April 1993, pp. 271-294.
- "Long-Term Supplier
Relations and Product Market Structure," with Susan Helper, Journal
of Law, Economics and Organization, 8, 3, October, 1992, pp. 561-581.
- "Can Wage Increases Pay
for Themselves? Tests with a Production Function," Economic
Journal, 102, 414, September 1992, pp. 1102-1115.
- "Piece Rates, Output
Restriction, and Cohesiveness," Journal of Economic Psychology,
13, 3, September 1992, pp. 473-479.
- "Product Quality and
Pay Equity Between Low- Level Employees and Top Management: An
Investigation of Distributive Justice Theory," with Douglas Cowherd, Administrative
Science Quarterly, 37, 2, June 1992, pp. 302-320.
- "Public Policy
Implications of Imperfections in the Market for Worker
Participation," Economic and Industrial Democracy, 13, 3,
May 1992, pp. 184-206.
- "Just Cause Employment
Policies in the Presence of Worker Adverse Selection," Journal of
Labor Economics, 9, 3, July 1991, pp. 294-305.
Productivity, and Wage Dispersion," Journal of Economic Behavior
and Organizations, 15, March 1991, pp. 237-255.
- "Just Cause Employment
Policies When Unemployment is a Worker Discipline Device," American
Economic Review, 79, 4, September, 1989, pp. 902-905.
- "Efficiency Wages in
Weitzman's Share Economy," Industrial Relations, 28, 3, Fall 1989, pp. 321-334. A short version appeared in Economics
Letters, 23, 1987, pp. 245-249.
- "A Case Study of the
Mortgage Application Process," with Ken Temkin
and Diane Levy, in Mortgage
Lending Discrimination: A Review of the Evidence, in Margery
Austin Turner and Felicity Skidmore, eds, Urban
Institute Press, Washington DC, 1999.
- "Public Policy
Implications," in The American Workplace: Skills, Pay, and
Employee Involvement, edited by Casey Ichniowski
and others, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 1999.
- "Stability and change at NUMMI," with Paul S. Adler and
Barbara Goldoftas, in Robert Boyer, Elsie Charron, Ulrich Jürgens, and
Steven Tolliday (eds.), Between Imitation and Innovation: Transfer and
Hybridization of Production Models in the International Automobile Industry,
New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
- "The Economics of Works Councils," with Bruce Kaufman,
forthcoming in Nonunion Forms of
Employee Representation: History, Contemporary Practice, and Policy,
Kaufman and Daphne Taras, eds., 1999.
- "The Quality of Incentives and The Incentives of
Quality," with Katherine Shaw, forthcoming in The Quality Movement in America: Lessons for
Theory and Research, edited by Robert Cole and Richard Scott.
- "(Attempts at)
Replication of The Bell Curve," editor’s introduction to
a symposium, Industrial Relations, July 1999, pp. 245-249.
- "They Should Solve
Their Own Problems: Reinventing Workplace Regulation," in Government
Regulation of the Employment Relationship: A Critical Appraisal,
Industrial Relations Research Association, Madison WI, 1997. (A version
appeared as "Reinventing Regulation: Letting Employees and Employers
Solve their Own Problems," The California Management Review,
vol. 39, no. 4, September, 1997, pp. 98-117.)
- "Team Production,"
in The Human Resource Management Handbook, David Lewin, Daniel J.B. Mitchell, and Mahmood
Zaidi, editors, JAI Press, Greenwich CN, 1997.
- "What Works at Work: A
Critical Review," with Casey Ichniowski,
Thomas Kochan, Craig Olson, and George Strauss, Industrial Relations,
vol 35, no. 3, Summer, 1996, pp. 299-333.
- "The US
Labor Market: 'Institutions' Rigid and 'Unregulated'
Market-Clearing," Proceedings of the Industrial Relations
Research Association, 1994.
- "The Relation between
Supplier Participation and Worker Participation," with Susan Helper, Proceedings
of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 1994.
- "Computer Mediated
Communication as Employee Voice: A Case Study," with Elizabeth
Bishop, Proceedings of the Conference on NetWORKing,
IFIP WG 9.1, 1993. A longer version is under review at Industrial and
Labor Relations Review.
- "Demand Variability and
Work Organization," in Democracy and Markets: Participation,
Accountability, and Efficiency, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Bo
Cambridge University Press, 1993, pp. 159-175.
Productivity, and the Firm's Environment," with Laura D'Andrea Tyson, in Paying for Productivity,
Alan Blinder, ed., Brookings Institution, 1990, pp. 183-244.
- "Employee Participation
and Involvement," with George Strauss, in Investing in People,
Report for the Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market
Efficiency, Background papers, Vol. II, paper 35b, U.S. Department of
Labor, September, 1989, pp. 1893-1948.
- Spot and Futures Markets
for Natural Gas, Brookhaven National Laboratory Report, 1984.
“Parental Death and Child
Schooling,” with Paul Gertler and Minnie Ames. Under second review at the
Review of Economics and Statistics.
"Choosing the Right Parents: The Changing
Importance of Family Background in Determining Income and Education." IIR W.P.
72. Second revision under review from the Industrial
and Labor Relations Review.
“The Effects of Diversity on Business
Performance: Report of a Feasibility Study of the Diversity Research
Network,” with Thomas Kochan, and others. Revision requested at Human Resource Management.
“The Effect of (the Many Dimensions of)
Diversity on Turnover: A Very Large Case Study,” with Jonathan Leonard.
Under review at the American Economic
“Did Industrialization Destroy Social
Capital in Indonesia?”
with Paul Gertler and Ted Miguel. Under review at the Quarterly Journal of
“Do Birds of a Feather Shop Together? The
Effects of Employees’ Similarity with each Other and With Customers on
Performance,” with Jonathan Leonard and Aparna
Joshi. Under review at the Journal of
“Do Microfinance Programs Help Families
Insure Consumption Against Illness?” with Paul
Gertler and Enrico Moretti. Under review at the Journal of Development Economics.
“The Changing Status of Daughters in Indonesia,”
with Michael Kevane. Under review at Berkeley Electronic Journal in Development
"Size, Skill and Sorting," with Dale
Belman. Under review at the Labour Economics.
“How Much of School Effects is Just Sorting? Identifying Causality in the National
Education Longitudinal Survey,” with Gary Painter. Under review at the American Sociological Review.
"The Rise and Decline (?) of Internal Labor Markets," with Erica Groshen. Federal
Reserve Bank of New York Research
Paper 9819, July 1998.
"Reinventing Disability Policy,"
working paper 65, Institute of Industrial
Relations, UC Berkeley, 1999. (Top 10 Download for SSRN Legal and
Employment abstracting services.)
Book Reviews and Non-Technical
Book review of The New Relationship: Human
Capital in the American Corporation, Journal
of Economic Literature, 40 (2), June 2002:
Book review of Manufacturing Advantage, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 55
(1), October 2001: 175-176.
“Gilding the Ghetto,” Across the
Board, Oct 1999, 36 (9): 10.
New Work” interview with Josh Clark, Mother
Jones, July/Aug 1997 [http://www.motherjones.com/mother_jones/JA97/clark_jump.html].
“Knowledge Transfer: Managerial Practices
Underlying One Piece of the Learning Organization,” with April Gilbert,
COHRE briefing paper,
- "Editorial: Overt Discrimination by Multinational Firms,"
Industrial Relations, 37,
2, April 1998, pp. 121-125.
the Workplace: How Government Can Help," San
Jose Mercury News, December 25, 1995.
- "A Deficit of Clear
Thinking," with Brad DeLong, Cal
Monthly, August 1996.
- "Welfare Reform that Makes
Poor Kids Poorer Will Never Pay Off," with Brad DeLong, Los Angeles
Times, Sunday Forum, October
15, 1995, p. D2.
- Book review of Darcy D'Art, Economic Democracy and Financial
Participation, for Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,
- "The Quality Movement,"
Dollars and Sense, September 1992, pp. 20-22. A short version
appeared in Cal Business, June 1992.
- "Management Education
is an Oxymoron," Cal Business Weekly, May 1992.
- Book review of Tom Korver, The Fictitious Commodity: A Study of the
U.S. Labor Market 1880-1940, Journal of Labor History, 32, 4,
Fall 1991, pp. 624-625.
Productivity, and the Firm's Environment," California
Management Review, Summer 1990, pp. 86-100.
Other Export," Dollars and Sense, September 1990, pp. 18-21.
- "No Voice For Workers," with Laura D'Andrea
Tyson, Dollars and Sense, no. 152, December 1989, pp. 20-22.
Reprinted in Microeconomics 91/92, Don Cole, ed., Dushkin Publishing Group, Guilford CN, 1990; Real
World Macro, seventh and eighth editions, Economic Affairs Bureau, Somerville
MA, 1990 and 1992; and Real World
Micro, third edition, Economic Affairs Bureau, Somerville
Full Employment in a Free Market Economy," Labor
Reporter, no. 251, November 1988.
- "Capitalism, Swedish
Style," Dollars and Sense, no. 140, October 1988, pp. 20-22.
Reprinted in Real World Macro, sixth edition, Economic Affairs
Bureau, Somerville MA,
- "Why Comparable Worth
Won't Upset the Marketplace," San Francisco Chronicle, March 7, 1988, p. C6.