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
Senior Research Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 - present Division Chief, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009 - 2020 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
“Dispersion in Dispersion: Measuring Establishment-Level Differences in Productivity” (with Cindy Cunningham, Lucia Foster, Cheryl Grim, John Haltiwanger, Sabrina Pabilonia, and Zoltan Wolf). Center for Economic Studies Working Paper CES 18-25RR. Forthcoming in Review of Income and Wealth
“Hours of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic” (with Drake Palmer and Sabrina Pabilonia), September 2022 “Why was Labor Productivity Growth So High during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Role of Labor Composition.” International Productivity Monitor, Spring 2022.
“Tobit or Not Tobit?” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement. 38(3), 2013, pp. 263-290.
“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.