University of Arizona, USA, CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg, PRESAGE, France, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
McClelland Professor of Economics, University of Arizona, USA
Gender wage differentials, economics of overtime hours, economics of multiple job holding, statistical discrimination, law and economics, applied econometrics
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Western Ontario, Canada
PhD Economics, Princeton University, 1971
“Do you receive a lighter prison sentence because you are a woman or a white? An economic analysis of federal criminal sentencing guidelines.” BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 14:1 (2014): 1–54 (with S. Sarnikar and T. Sorensen).
“New market power models and sex differences in pay.” Journal of Labor Economics 28:2 (2010): 267–289 (with M. R. Ransom).
“A human capital model of the effects of ability and family background on optimal schooling levels.” Economic Inquiry 45:4 (2007): 721–738 (with T. Regan and G. Burghardt).
“On discrimination and the decomposition of wage differentials.” Journal of Econometrics (March 1994) (with M. R. Ransom).
“Male-female wage differentials in urban labor markets.” International Economic Review (October 1973).
There is no evidence that being strict with overtime hours and pay boosts employment—it could even lower itRonald L. Oaxaca, October 2014Regulation of standard workweek hours and overtime hours and pay can protect workers who might otherwise be required to work more than they would like to at the going rate. By discouraging the use of overtime, such regulation can increase the standard hourly wage of some workers and encourage work sharing that increases employment, with particular advantages for female workers. However, regulation of overtime raises employment costs, setting in motion economic forces that can limit, neutralize, or even reduce employment. And increasing the coverage of overtime pay regulations has little effect on the share of workers who work overtime or on weekly overtime hours per worker.MoreLess