W. Robert Reed

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

I was very pleased to have this opportunity to be part of World of Labor's collection of research essays on important subjects. This innovative project fills an important niche in explaining and disseminating policy-relevant research to a wider audience

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Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Research interest

Policy analysis, applied econometrics, labor economics, public choice

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Economics, University of Oklahoma, 1992–2006; Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University, 1990–1992


PhD Economics, Northwestern University, 1985

Selected publications

  • "Compensating wage differentials and unobserved productivity." Journal of Political Economy 100:4 (1992): 835–858 (with H.-S. Hwang and C. Hubbard).

  • "Hedonic wages and labor market search." Journal of Labor Economics 16:4 (1998): 815–847 (with H.-S. Hwang and D. T. Mortensen).

  • “Replication in economics: A progress report.” Economics in Practice 12:2 (2015): 164–191 (with M. Duvendack and R. Palmer-Jones).

  • "What is meant by 'replication' and why does it encounter resistance in economics?" American Economic Review 107:5 (2017): 46–51 (with M. Duvendack and R. Palmer-Jones).

  • "On estimating long-run effects in models with lagged dependent variables.” Economic Modelling 64:C (2017): 302–311 (with M. Zhu).

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