University of New South Wales, Australia
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Lecturer of Economics, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Labor economics, environmental and natural resource economics, health economics, economics of education
PhD Economics, University of Texas, Austin, 2010
"Accounting for outside options in discrete choice models: An application to commercial fishing effort." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 88 (2018): 159–179.
"Indoor air quality and academic performance." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 70 (2015): 34–50.
"What do fishermen tell us that taxi drivers do not? An empirical investigation of labor supply." Journal of Labor Economics 33 (2015): 683–710.
Do workers work more when earnings are high?
Studies of independent contractors suggest that workers’ effort may be more responsive to wage incentives than previously thoughtTess M. Stafford, November 2018A fundamental question in economic policy is how labor supply responds to changes in remuneration. The responsiveness of labor supply determines the size of the employment impact and efficiency loss of progressive income taxation. It also affects predictions about the impacts of policies ranging from fiscal responses to business cycles to government transfer programs. The characteristics of jobs held by independent contractors provide an opportunity to overcome problems faced by earlier studies and help answer this fundamental question.MoreLess