Handbook of Labor Economics

Handbook of Labor Economics

1st Edition - October 28, 2010

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  • Editors: Orley Ashenfelter, David Card
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444534507
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444534514

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What new tools and models are enriching labor economics?Developments in Research Methods and their Application, Volume 4A summarizes recent advances in the ways economists study wages, employment, and labor markets. Mixing conceptual models and empirical work, contributors cover subjects as diverse as field and laboratory experiments, program evaluation, and behavioral models. The combinations of these improved empirical findings with new models reveal how labor economists are developing new and innovative ways to measure key parameters and test important hypotheses.

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  • Investigates recent advances in methods and models used in labor economics
  • Demonstrates what these new tools and techniques can accomplish
  • Documents how conceptual models and empirical work explain important practical issues


Graduate students and professors worldwide working in all subdisciplines of economics

Table of Contents

  • Developments in Research Methods and their Application
    1. Decomposition Methods in Economics
    Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia), Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia), and Sergio Firpo (Escola de Economia de São Paulo)
    2. Field Experiments in Labor Economics
    John List (University of Chicago) and Imran Rasul (University College London)
    3. Lab Labor: What Can Labor Economists Learn from the Lab?
    Gary Charness and Peter Kuhn (University of California at Santa Barbara)
    4. The Structural Estimation of Behavioral Models: Discrete Choice Dynamic Programming Methods and Applications
    Michael P. Keane (University of Technology, New South Wales), Kenneth I. Wolpin and Petra E. Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
    5. Program Evaluation and Research Designs
    John DiNardo (University of Michigan) and David S. Lee (Princeton University)
    6. Identification of Models of Labor Market
    Eric French (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) and Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
    7. Search in Macroeconomic Models of the Labor Market
    Richard Rogerson (Arizona State University) and Robert Shimer (University of Chicago)
    8. Extrinsic Rewards and Intrinsic Motives: Standard and Behavioral Approaches to Agency and Labor Markets
    James B. Rebitzer (Boston University) and Lowell J. Taylor (Carnegie Mellon University)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 864
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2010
  • Published: October 28, 2010
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444534507
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444534514

About the Editors

Orley Ashenfelter

Affiliations and Expertise

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

David Card

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, USA

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