Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210
North Hall 3036
Tel: 805 893 3666
Fax: 805 893 8830
I am a labor economist with
broad research interests. Over the years I have published papers
on the economics of trade unions, wage and employment discrimination,
immigration, displaced workers, personnel economics, and the effort of
information technology on labor markets. Recent interests include
China's labor market and the role of laboratory experiments in labor
economics. My research has been funded by the National Science
Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Ford Foundation,
among others. I am a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research
(NBER), the Institute
for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the Center
for Economic Studies (CES). I currently serve on the
editorial board of Labour
Economics and as Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor
Relations Review. I also direct the Broom Center for Social
Demography at UCSB.
Courses in 2011/12:
152 Personnel Economics.
This is an advanced undergraduate course focusing on the applications
of labor economics to personnel and human resources decisions
250A Graduate Labor Economics
I. This is an introduction
to labor economics on the graduate level. It focuses on the basics
of labor supply and demand.
Economics 293 Third-Year PhD Seminar The third-year seminar provides a
forum for PhD students to present early thesis research.