University of Canterbury, New Zealand
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Policy analysis, applied econometrics, labor economics, public choice
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
"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).
Is there a reproducibility crisis in labor economics?W. Robert Reed, December 2017There is growing concern that much of the empirical research in labor economics and other applied areas may not be reproducible. Correspondingly, recent years have seen an increase in replication studies published in economics journals. Despite this increase, there are many unresolved issues about how replications should be done, and how to interpret their results. Replications have demonstrated a potential for clarifying the reliability and robustness of previous research. Much can be done to encourage more replication research, and to exploit the scientific value of existing replication studies.MoreLess