Harley Frazis

Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA

I am happy to be contributing an accessible account of ours and others research on labor economics to a broader audience

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Economist

Research interest

Labor economics, working hours, training, time use

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member, Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment, 2009–2017


PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988

Selected publications

  • “How to think about time-use data: What inferences can we make about long- and short-run time use from time diaries?” Annals of Economics and Statistics Number 105/106 (2012): 231–246 (with J. Stewart).

  • “Reexamining the returns to training: Functional form, magnitude, and interpretation.” Journal of Human Resources 40:2 (2005), 453–476 (with M. Loewenstein).

  • "What can time-use data tell us about hours of work?" Monthly Labor Review 127:12 (2004): 3–9 (with J. Stewart).

  • “Estimating linear regressions with mismeasured, possibly endogenous, binary explanatory variables.” Journal of Econometrics 117:1 (2003): 151–178 (with M. Loewenstein).

  • “Correlates of training: An analysis using both employer and employee characteristics.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 53:3 (2000): 443–462 (with M. Gittleman and M. Joyce).