David I. Levine's
Challenges in Responsible Business, editor, with C.B. Bhattacharya, Craig Smith and David Vogel, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- How New is the ‘New’
Employment Contract? with Dale Belman, Gary Charness, Erica Groshen, and K.C. O’Shaughnessy, Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo MI,
the first chapter in PDF or Buy this
- Evaluation of Carve-outs
in Workers’ Compensation Programs in the California Construction Industry,
with Cristian Echeverria, Frank Neuhauser,
Richard Reuben, and Jeffrey S. Petersen. 2003, Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo
related report is here and a summary article
appeared in Journal of Policy
Analysis and Management, 21,
3, 2002: 467-484.)
- The American Workplace:
Skills, Pay and Employee Involvement, editor, with Casey Ichniowski, Craig Olson, and George Strauss, Cambridge
University Press, 1999. [Buy
- Working in the
Twenty-First Century: Government Policies for Learning, Opportunity, and
NY, M.E. Sharpe, 1998. (Table of
Contents and Concluding Chapter) [Buy
- Reinventing the Workplace:
How Business and Employees Can Both Win, Brookings Institution, Washington DC,
Akbar Writes a Law, illustrated by Jacqueline Zhou, 2013. A children’s
story on the importance of good hygiene (complete with invisible ink,
threatening swords, and many surprises).
Castle, written and illustrated by Katie Holmes, 2013.
sales offers for improved stoves,” CEGA blog, January 24, 2013.
Inefficiency,” with Lucas Davis, Energy
Economics Exchange, November 26, 2012.
phantom power,” Los Angeles Times,
November 26, 2012.
Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job
Loss,” testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on
Workforce Protections, Hearing on “Promoting Safe Workplaces Through
Voluntary Protection Programs,” June 28, 2012.
SMS Text Messaging and SMS Community Forums Improve Outcomes of Adult and
Adolescent Literacy Programs? Evidence from the Jokko
Initiative in Senegal.” With Theresa Beltramo. Final Report to TOSTAN and
UNICEF, September 2010.
on Corporate Governance: Executive Compensation” Case in Point Concept
Paper, Caseplace.org, May 2007.
opportunity to end poverty -- or fail to even try,” San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, May 21, 2006, Page E3.
Wheels of Washington: Groupthink and
Iraq,” San Francisco Chronicle,
Thursday, February 5, 2004, p. A23.
Discrimination by Multinational Firms,” Industrial Relations, 37, 2,
April 1998, pp. 121-125.
the Workplace: How Government Can Help,” San Jose Mercury News, December
Work” interview with Josh Clark, Mother Jones, July/Aug 1997.
Transfer: Managerial Practices Underlying One Piece of the Learning
Organization,” with April Gilbert, COHRE briefing paper, 1998.
These notes are to provoke thought, but are not complete,
even lacking basics such as full citations.
recent working papers and publications
in Internal Labor Markets
Development Economics (see also Current
What Works – and What Doesn’t: Building Learning into the Global Aid
Industry” March 2006.
Trade Affect Child Health?” with Dov Rothman. Journal of Health Economics. Volume 25, Issue 3, May 2006, pp.
Effect of Industrialization on Children’s Education: The Experience of
Mexico,” with Anne Le Brun and Susan Helper, Review of Economics and Institutions, vol. 2, n. 2, article 1,
Economics of International Refugee Law,” with Ryan Bubb and Michael
Kremer, forthcoming, Journal of
Pollution and Infant Mortality” (June 2010). With Maya Environment and Development Economics, volume
15, issue 05, pp. 557-584.
Industrialization, and the Intergenerational Correlation of Advantage,”
with Jon R. Jellema, Industrial
Relations, 46, 1, January
Constraints on Investment in an Emerging Market Crisis: An Empirical
Investigation of Foreign Ownership" with Garrick Blalock and Paul Gertler.
Journal of Monetary Economics,
55, 3, April 2008:
Death and Schooling,” [PDF] with Paul
Gertler and Minnie Ames. Review of Economics and Statistics, 86, 1, Feb. 2004: 211-225.
Investments in Daughters Lower When Daughters Move Away?” with Michael
Development, 31, 6, June
- “Do Microfinance Programs Help
Families Insure Consumption Against Illness?” with Paul
Gertler and Enrico Moretti. Health
Economics, vol. 18, no. 3, 2009: 257-273. Working
paper version, 2007
Social Capital the Capital of the Poor? The Role of Family and
Community in Helping Insure Living Standards Against Health Shocks,” with Paul Gertler and Enrico Moretti, 2004.
Changing Status of Daughters in Indonesia” [PDF] with Michael Kevane. Institute of Industrial Relations working paper
Industrialization Destroy Social Capital in Indonesia?” with Paul Gertler and Ted
Development and Cultural Change, 54,
2, winter 2006: 287-318.
Social Capital Promote Industrialization? Evidence from a Rapid
Industrializer,” with Ted Miguel
and Paul Gertler, Review of
Economics and Statistics, 87,
4 , November 2005: 754-762.
Effects of Industrialization on School Enrollment and Youth Employment in
Indonesia,” with Maya Federman.
Contributions to Macroeconomics:
Vol. 5: No. 1, Article 1.
the Presence and Presents of Parents: How Parental Death Affects Children”
with Paul Gertler, Sebastian Martinez,
and Stefano Bertozzi
- “Gender Bias and
The Indonesian Financial Crisis: Were Girls Hit Hardest?” With Minnie
Ames. CIDER working paper C03-130.
Growing Importance of Family and Community: An Analysis of Changes in the
Sibling Correlation in Earnings,” with Bhashkar Mazumder, Industrial Relations, 46, 1, January 2007: 7-21.
- “How Much of School Effects
is Just Sorting? Identifying Causality in the National Education
Longitudinal Survey,” with Gary Painter.
Forthcoming, Economics of
- “The Schooling Costs of
Teenage Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing: Analysis with a Within-School
Propensity Score Matching Estimator,” [PDF]. With Gary Painter. Review
of Economics and Statistics 85,
4, Nov. 2003: 884 – 900.
- “Family Structure and
Youths' Outcomes: Which Correlations are Causal?” with Gary Painter; Journal of Human Resources, Vol.
35, No. 3 (Summer, 2000), pp. 524-549 JSTOR
Devotion and Dollars: How Do They Matter for Youth?” American Journal of Economics and
4, October 2004: 813 - 850.
“The Effects of OSHA Inspections: Results from a
Natural Field Experiment,” with Michael W. Toffel and Matthew S. Johnson. Science.
336 no. 6083, May 18, 2012: pp. 907-911. Abstract,
Management and Job Quality: How the ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management
Systems Affects Employees and Employers,” with Michael Toffel, IRLE Working
paper 172-08. August 2008.
“The Acceptability of Layoffs and Pay Cuts:
Comparing North America with Germany,”
with Knut Gerlach, Gesine Stephan, and Olaf Struck. Cambridge Journal of Economics. Dec. 2007, 1-19.
(Working paper version at http://repositories.cdlib.org/iir/iirwps/iirwps-130-06.)
“The New ‘Managerial Misclassification’
Challenge to Old Wage & Hour Law or What is Managerial Work?” with
David Lewin, in Contemporary Issues in
Employment Relations, David Lewin, ed., LERA Research Volume, Cornell
University Press, 2006: 189-222.
“The Effects of New Work Practices on Workers,”
with Michael Handel, in America at Work, Edward E. Lawler III and
James O’Toole, editors, Palgrave Macmillan, New York NY: 73-86. (An earlier version appeared in Industrial Relations, 43, 1, January
“Sabotage! Survey Evidence on
when it is Acceptable,” with Gary Charness. Center for Responsible Business Working paper
out Construction Employees from the Workers' Compensation System in California,”
with Jeffrey S. Petersen, Cristian Echeverria, Frank Neuhauser,
and Richard C. Reuben. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Vol. 21, No. 3, 467–483 (2002).
Involvement and Pay at American Auto Suppliers,” with Susan Helper
and Elliot Bendoly. Journal of
Economics & Management Strategy, Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2002,
Book Review of Manufacturing Advantage: Why High-Performance Work Systems Pay Off
by Eileen Appelbaum; Thomas Bailey; Peter Berg; Arne
L. Kalleberg Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 55, No. 1 (Oct., 2001), pp. 175-176 JSTOR
“Flexibility versus Efficiency? A Case Study of
Model Changeovers in the Toyota
Production System” with Paul S. Adler and Barbara Goldoftas, Organization Science Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan., 1999), pp. 43-68 JSTOR
“Computer-Mediated Communication as Employee
Voice: A Case Study” with Libby Bishop, Industrial
and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 52, No. 2 (Jan., 1999), pp. 213-233 JSTOR
“Ergonomics, Employee Involvement, and
Production System: A Case Study of NUMMI's 1993 Model Introduction,” With Paul
S. Adler and Barbara Goldoftas, Industrial
and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Apr., 1997), pp. 416-437 JSTOR
“Do Corporate Executives Have Rational
Expectations?” The Journal of Business Vol. 66, No. 2 (Apr., 1993), pp. 271-293 JSTOR
“Long-Term Supplier Relations and Product-Market
Structure,” with Susan Helper, Journal of
Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Oct., 1992), pp. 561-581
“Just-Cause Employment Policies in the Presence
of Worker Adverse Selection,” Journal of
Labor Economics, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), pp. 294-305 JSTOR
“Just-Cause Employment Policies When
Unemployment Is a Worker Discipline Device” American
Economic Review, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Sep., 1989), pp. 902-905 JSTOR
"Reinventing Disability Policy," working paper
65, [PDF] Institute
of Industrial Relations,
UC Berkeley, 1999.
in Internal Labor Markets
in the Employment Contract."
Charness. Journal of Economics Behavior and Organization, vol. 1379,
Skill and Sorting,” with Dale Belman. Labour 18 (4) 2004: 515–561
Rise and Decline (?) of Internal Labor Markets" [PDF] with Erica Groshen.
in Managerial Pay Structures 1986-1992," with K.C. O’Shaughnessey
and Peter Cappelli, NBER Working paper 7730. (A
later version appeared in Oxford
Economic Review, 2000).
Are Layoffs Acceptable? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment,” with Gary Charness, Industrial and Labor Relations Review,
Vol. 53, No. 3 (Apr., 2000), pp. 381-400 JSTOR
and Stochastic Outcomes: An Experimental
Study,” with Gary
Charness. Economic Journal, 117
July 2007: 1051–1072.
“Fairness, Markets, and Ability to Pay: Evidence
from Compensation Executives” American
Economic Review, Vol. 83, No. 5 (Dec.,
1993), pp. 1241-1259 JSTOR
“Worth Waiting For? Delayed Compensation,
Training, and Turnover in the United States
Journal of Labor Economics Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct., 1993), pp. 724-752 JSTOR
“What Do Wages Buy?” Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Sep., 1993), pp. 462-483
“Can Wage Increases Pay For Themselves? Tests
with a Productive Function,” The Economic Journal, Vol. 102, No. 414 (Sep.,
1992), pp. 1102-1115 JSTOR
“Product Quality and Pay Equity Between
Lower-Level Employees and Top Management: An Investigation of Distributive
Justice Theory,” with Douglas M. Cowherd, Administrative
Science Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2, Special Issue: Process and Outcome:
Perspectives on the Distribution of Rewards in Organizations (Jun., 1992), pp.
Effects of Diversity
Effect of Diversity on Turnover: A Very Large Case Study,” with Jonathan Leonard.
Industrial and Labor Relations
Review, 39, 4, July 2006:
“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, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 6, August 2004: 731-754.
Race, Age, and Gender Differences Affect Manager-Employee Relations? An
Analysis of Quits, Dismissals, and Promotions at a Large Retail Firm,” with
Laura Giuliano and Jonathan Leonard.
Journal of Human Resources. 46, 1, Winter
“Customer Discrimination,” with Laura Giuliano and Jonathan Leonard.
Review of Economics and
Statistics. 92, 3, August 2010:
Race and the Race of New Hires,” with Laura Giuliano and Jonathan
Leonard. Journal of Labor Economics. 27, 4, 2009: 589-631.
Effects of Diversity on Business Performance: Report of the Diversity
Research Network,” with Thomas Kochan and
others, Human Resource Management
Journal, 42, 1, Spring
Case Study of the Mortgage Application Process,” with Ken Temkin and Diane Levy, in Mortgage Lending
Discrimination: A Review of the Evidence, Margery Austin Turner and
Felicity Skidmore, eds, Urban Institute Press,
Washington DC, 1999, pp. 137-160.
for SmartGrid: Models, Benchmarks and Insights.” With Yong Liang and Max Shen. Energy
Journal. Forthcoming. (SSRN's Top Ten download list for:
Sustainable Technology eJournal.)
Impedes Efficient Adoption of Products? Evidence from Randomized Variation in
Sales Offers for Improved Cookstoves in Uganda,” with Theresa Beltramo,
Garrick Blalock, and Carolyn Cotterman, 2013.
briefing paper version: “New Sales Offers for Improved Cookstoves”
blog post: “Improving sales offers for improved stoves,”
CEGA blog, January 24, 2013.
“What is a ‘Meal’? Comparing Methods to Determine Cooking
Events” with Steve Harrell, Theresa Beltramo, Garrick
Blalock, and Andrew Simons, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
working paper 13-20, 2013.
- “End-User Preferences for and Performance of Competing
POU Water Treatments among the Rural Poor of Kenya,”
with Jeff Albert and Jill Luoto. Environmental Science & Technology,
2010. (Winner of ES&T’s Editors’
Best Article award for 2010.)
replication in Bangaldesh: “What Point-of-Use Water Treatment Products do Consumers
Use and Value? Evidence from the
Urban Poor in Bangladesh,” with Jill Luoto, Nusrat
Najnin, Minhaj Mahmud, Jeff Albert, M. Sirajul Islam, Stephen Luby, Leanne
Unicomb. Plos ONE, Oct. 20, 2011.
- “Learning to Dislike Safe Water Products: Results from a
Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Direct and Peer Experience
on Willingness to Pay” with Luoto, Jill, Minhaj Mahmud,
Jeff Albert , Stephen Luby, Nusrat Najnin, Leanne Unicomb. Environmental
Science & Technology 46.11 (2012): 6244-6251.
- “Information and Persuasion: Achieving Safe Water
Behaviors in Kenya” with Jill Luoto and Jeff Albert,
RAND working paper WR-885, 2011.
introduction to the study is at: “Insuring Health: Testing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Health
Insurance To Promote Economic Wellbeing For The Poor in Cambodia,”
§ “Results of the First Health Centre Survey”
with Rachel Gardner, and Gabriel Pictet, Rachel Polimeni and Ian Ramage, 2009.
§ “Results of the Second Health Centre Survey,”
with Rachel Gardner, Ian Ramage and Karen Zhang, 2011.
On selection into SKY health insurance, see:
§ “Prices Matter: Comparing Two Tests of Adverse Selection in
Health Insurance” with Rachel Polimeni, Working Paper 135-12,
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley, December
evidence: “Village Monograph Summary Report,” with
Ian Ramage, Kim Hour Ramage, Eisel Mazard, Mark Kavenagh, and Gabriel Pictet,
statistics: “Who Buys SKY Health Insurance?,” with
Rachel Polimeni, Ian Ramage, and Patrick Searles, 2011
policy brief: “Health Insurance for the Rural Poor: Evidence from Cambodia,”
IFPRI Focus 17, Brief 10, 2009.
the effects of SKY health insurance:
§ “Insuring Health or Insuring Wealth? An Experimental
Evaluation of Health Insurance in Rural Cambodia,” with
Rachel Polimeni and Ian Ramage. Feb. 2012.
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