Jay Stewart, Ph.D.

Division Chief,
Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Division of Productivity Research and Program Development

Contact Information Phone (202) 691-7376
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Fields of Interest Labor economics; hours measurement;time use research

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
M.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1984
B.A., Business Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981

Professional Experience

Division Chief, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009 - present
Research Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1991 - 2009
Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 9/89 - 6/91
Economist, Unicon Research Corp., 7/88 - 8/89

Selected Publications and Working Papers

  • “Secondary Childcare in the ATUS: What Does It Measure?”, (with Dori Allard) forthcoming in The Economics of Multitasking, Gigi Foster and Charlene Kalenkoski, eds., Palgrave MacMillan, New York.
  • “Adjusting Body Mass for Measurement Error with Invalid Validation Data”, (with Charles Courtemanche and Josh Pinkston), BLS Working Paper 471, NBER Working Paper 19928, and IZA Discussion Paper 8009. Forthcoming in Economics and Human Biology.
  • “Cyclical Variation in Labor Hours and Productivity Using the ATUS?” (with Michael Burda and Daniel S. Hamermesh). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 103(3), May 2013.
  • “How Does Nonmarket Production Affect Measured Income Inequality?” (with Harley Frazis). Journal of Population Economics 24(1), 2011.
  • “Why Do BLS Hours Series Tell Different Stories About Trends in Hours Worked?” (with Harley Frazis) in Labor in the New Economy, Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael J. Harper, eds., NBER Studies in Income and Wealth, University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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