Douglas Webber

Temple University, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA represents the largest and most influential collection of researchers who work on issues related to labor market policy. The IZA World of Labor project will serve to synthesize the enormous body of knowledge on labor topics for policymakers at all levels of government and business

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Temple University, USA

Research interest

Labour economics, applied econometrics, and the economics of education


PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2012

Selected publications

  • “Firm-level monopsony and the gender pay gap.” Industrial Relations (Forthcoming).

  • “The lifetime earnings premia of different majors: Correcting for selection based on cognitive, noncognitive, and unobserved factors.” Labour Economics 28 (2014): 14–23.

  • “Do expenditures other than instructional expenditures affect graduation and persistence rates in American higher education?” Economics of Education Review 29:6 (2010): 947–958 (with R. G. Ehrenberg).