John T. Addison

University of South Carolina, USA, University of Durham, UK, and IZA, Germany

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Current position

Professor, University of South Carolina, USA, and University of Durham, UK

Research interest

Minimum wages, the erosion of collective bargaining in Germany and its consequences, high dimensional fixed effect wage regression models, female promotion and pay

Past positions

John M. Olin Visiting Professor of Labor Economics and Public Policy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA; Professor of Economics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK


PhD, London School of Economics, 1971

Selected publications

  • “Minimum wage increases in a recessionary environment.” Labour Economics 23 (2013): 30–39 (with M. Blackburn and C. Cotti).

  • “The reservation wage unemployment duration nexus.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 75:6 (2013) 980–987 (with J. Machado and P. Portugal).

  • “Minimum wages, labor market institutions, and female employment: A cross-national analysis.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 65:4 (2012): 779–809 (with O. D. Ozturk).

  • The Economics of Codetermination: Lessons from the German Experience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

  • “Unemployment duration: A competing risks model with defective risks.” Journal of Human Resources 38:1 (2003): 156–191 (with P. Portugal).