Jed DeVaro

California State University East Bay, USA

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor


Compensation, Promotions, Incentives, Sick leave, Wage theft


United States


English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Television



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Current position

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

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.