Jed DeVaro

California State University East Bay, USA

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor

Current position

The Wang Family Professor, and Department Chair, Department of Economics, California State University East Bay, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, organizational and personnel economics, industrial organization

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Senior Fellow, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

Past positions

Assistant Professor of Labor Economics, Cornell University, USA


PhD, Stanford University, 2002

Selected publications

  • “An ‘opposing responses’ test of classic versus market-based promotion tournaments.” Journal of Labor Economics 34:3 (2016): 747–779 (with A. Kauhanen).

  • “Strategic shirking: A theoretical analysis of multitasking and specialization.” International Economic Review 57:2 (2016): 507–532 (with O. Gürtler).

  • “Internal promotion and external recruitment: A theoretical and empirical analysis.” Journal of Labor Economics 31:2 (2013): 227–269 (with H. Morita).

  • “The signaling role of promotions: Further theory and empirical evidence.” Journal of Labor Economics 30:1 (2012): 91–147 (with M. Waldman).

  • “Internal promotion competitions in firms.” RAND Journal of Economics 37:3 (2006): 521–542.