Working Papers & Press


Recent Press:

“Labor Union Membership Trends from 2022” call-in program Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio

“U.S. Labor Strikes went Up Almost 50% between 2021 and 2022” interview on Marketplace NPR

“Does Performance Pay Increase Drug and Alcohol Use?” in The Marginal Revolution

“Hollywood’s Gender Pay Inequality” UWM Report

“Hollywood’s million dollar gender pay gap – revealed” in The Guardian

“A look at labor: Economics professor explains unions’ banner year” UWM L&S In Focus

Working Papers:

“Performance Pay and Work Hours: US Survey Evidence,” (with B. Artz). (IZA Discussion Paper, No 15412)

“Worker Stress and Performance Pay: German Survey Evidence,” (with Mehrzad Baktash and Uwe Jirjahn). (GLO Discussion Paper, No. 1000).

“Unions, Worker Participation, and Worker Well-Being,” (with B. Artz). (GLO Discussion Paper, No. 705).  Also see a recorded presentation at the annual EBES Conference (July 2021).

“The Impact of Employment Protection on the Industrial Wage Structure,” (with M. O’Mahony, W. S. Siebert and A. Rincon-Aznar). (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 117898)

“The German Labor Market for Older Workers in Comparative Perspective,” (with U. Jirjahn). (University of Trier, Research Papers in Economics, No. 2/15)

“How to License a Transport Innovation,” (with Z. Wang). (UWM Working Paper, July 2014)

“The Consequences of a Piece Rate on Quantity and Quality: Evidence from a Field Experiment; (with W.S. Siebert and X. Wei). (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 7660)

“Educational Mismatch among Ph.D.s: Determinants and Consequences.” (with K. Bender). (NBER Working Paper No. 12693)


Please feel free to contact me and I would be delighted to send you copies of any of these papers that cannot be downloaded.