Current Papers

 

Mark Curtis, Barry Hirsch, and Mary Schroeder, Evaluating Workplace Mandates with Flows versus Stocks: An Application to California Paid Family Leave, June 2013 (available on request).

 

Barry Hirsch and Muhammad Husain, Multiple Job Holding, Local Labor Markets, and the Business Cycle, initial version, October 2013. pdf

 

Barry Hirsch and Julia Manzella, Who Cares--And Does It Matter: Measuring Wage Penalties for Caring Work, initial version, January 2014. pdf

 

Published Articles and Book Chapters

 

Barry T. Hirsch, Bruce E. Kaufman, and Tetyana Zelenska, ″Minimum Wage Channels of Adjustment,″ Industrial Relations, forthcoming. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and John V. Winters, ″An Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Trends in Male Earnings,″ Review of Income and Wealth, forthcoming. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″An Anatomy of Public Sector Unions,″ in The Challenge for Collective Bargaining: Proceedings of the New York University's 65th Annual Conference on Labor, Samuel Estreicher and Michael Green, eds. New York: NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, forthcoming. pdf

 

Fernando Rios-Avila and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Unions, Wage Gaps, and Wage Dispersion: New Evidence from the Americas,″ Industrial Relations, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 1-27. pdf

 

Christopher R. Bollinger and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Is Earnings Nonresponse Ignorable?″ Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 95, No. 2, May 2013, pp. 407-416. pdf Appendix Tables.

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Unions, Dynamism, and Economic Performance,″ in Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law, Cynthia Estlund and Michael Wachter, eds., Edward Elgar Series of Research Handbooks in Law and Economics, 2012, pp. 107-145. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Underpaid or Overpaid: Wage Analysis for Nurses Using Job and Worker Attributes,″ Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 78, No. 4, April 2012, pp. 1096-1119. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Building Human Capital in the Labor Economics Course,″ in International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, editors KimMarie McGoldrick and Gail M. Hoyt, 2012, Ch. 57, pp. 598-608. pdf

 

William Breit and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Afterword: Lessons from the Laureates,″ in William Breit and Barry T. Hirsch, eds. Lives of the Laureates, 5th ed., Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009, pp. 437-53. pdf

 

James A. Freeman and Barry T. Hirsch, ″College Majors and the Knowledge Content of Jobs,″ Economics of Education Review, Vol. 27, No. 5, October 2008, pp. 517-35. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Wage Gaps Large and Small,″ SEA Presidential Address, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 74, No. 4, April 2008, pp. 915-33. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Sluggish Institutions in a Dynamic World: Can Unions and Industrial Competition Coexist? Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 2008, pp. 153-76. Accompanying Data Appendix. pdf

 

Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Rise and Fall of Private Sector Unionism: What Next for the NLRA?″ Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 1133-80. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, Wage Determination in the U.S. Airline Industry: Union Power Under Product Market Constraints, in Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. 2: The Economics of Airline Institutions, Operations and Marketing. Editor, Darin Lee (Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2007, pp. 27-59). pdf

 

Christopher R. Bollinger and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Match Bias from Earnings Imputation in the Current Population Survey: The Case of Imperfect Matching,″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 24, No. 3, July 2006, pp. 483-519.  Accompanying ″Mathematical Appendix″. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Jeffrey M. Hirsch, ″The NLRA After Seventy Years: What Next?″ Proceedings of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Joint AEA/LERA Session, 2006. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Classic Monopsony or New Monopsony? Searching for Evidence in Nursing Labor Markets,″ Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 24 (5), September 2005, pp. 969-89. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Why Do Part-Time Workers Earn Less? The Role of Worker and Job Skills,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 58, No. 4, July 2005, pp. 525-51. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″What Do Unions Do for Economic Performance?″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 25, No. 3, Summer 2004, pp. 415-55.  Also forthcoming in James T. Bennett and Bruce E. Kaufman, eds. What Do Unions Do? The Evidence Twenty Years Later, Chapter 6. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Match Bias in Wage Gap Estimates Due to Earnings Imputation,″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 22, No. 3, July 2004, pp. 689-722. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Reconsidering Union Wage Effects: Surveying New Evidence on an Old Topic,″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 2004, pp. 233-66. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, David A. Macpherson, and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Measuring Union and Nonunion Wage Growth: Puzzles in Search of Solutions,″ in Phani Wunnava, ed., The Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004, pp. 115-47). pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, ″Wages, Sorting on Skill, and the Racial Composition of Jobs,″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2004, pp. 189-210. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Stephen L. Mehay, ″Evaluating the Labor Market Performance of Veterans Using a Matched Comparison Group Design,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer 2003, pp. 673-700. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, ″Union Membership and Coverage Database from the Current Population Survey: Note,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 2003, pp. 349-54.  See union database at http://www.unionstats.com. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Private Sector Union Density and the Wage Premium: Past, Present, and Future,″ in James Bennett and Bruce Kaufman, eds., The Future of Private Sector Unionism in the United States, M.E. Sharpe, 2002, Chapter 6, pp. 92-128 (same as paper below). pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Private Sector Union Density and the Wage Premium: Past, Present, and Future,″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 22, No. 3, Summer 2001, pp. 487-518 (same as paper above). pdf

 

James A. Freeman and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Do Returns to Human Capital Equalize Across Occupational Paths?″ Research in Labor Economics, (Worker Wellbeing in a Changing Labor Market), Vol. 20, 2001, pp. 217-42. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, David A. Macpherson, and Wayne G. Vroman, ″Estimates of Union Density by State,″ Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 124, No. 7, July 2001, pp. 51-55 (accompanying data online). pdf

 

Michael L. Wachter, Barry T. Hirsch, and James W. Gillula, ″Difficulties of Deregulation When Wage Costs are the Major Cost,″ in Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer, eds. Future Directions in Postal Reform (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), Chapter 1, pp. 3-24. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, David A. Macpherson, and Melissa Hardy, ″Occupational Age Structure and Access for Older Workers,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, April 2000, pp. 401-18. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, ″Earnings, Rents, and Competition in the Airline Labor Market,″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2000, pp. 125-55. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, Michael L. Wachter, and James W. Gillula, ″Postal Service Compensation and the Comparability Standard,″ Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 18, 1999, pp. 243-79. pdf

 

J. Michael DuMond, Barry T. Hirsch, and David A. Macpherson, ″Wage Differentials Across Labor Markets and Workers: Does Cost of Living Matter?″ Economic Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 4, October 1999, pp. 577-98. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Unions, Wages, and Skills,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 33, No. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 201-19. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, ″Earnings and Employment in Trucking: Deregulating a Naturally Competitive Industry,″ in James Peoples, ed. Regulatory Reform and Labor Markets, Kluwer Academic Publishing, 1998, pp. 61-112. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Union Wages, Rents, and Skills in Health Care Labor Markets,″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 125-47. pdf

 

John T. Addison and Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Economic Effects of Employment Regulation: What Are the Limits?″ in Bruce Kaufman, ed. Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship, IRRA 50th Anniversary Volume, Madison, WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1997, pp. 125-78. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Unionization and Economic Performance: Evidence on Productivity, Profits, Investment, and Growth,″ in Fazil Mihlar, ed. Unions and Right-to-Work Laws, Vancouver, B.C.: The Fraser Institute, 1997, pp. 35-70. pdf

 

Edward J. Schumacher and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Compensating Differentials and Unmeasured Ability in the Labor Market for Nurses: Why Do Hospitals Pay More?″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 50, No. 4, July 1997, pp. 557-79. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, David A. Macpherson, and J. Michael DuMond, ″Workers' Compensation Recipiency in Union and Nonunion Workplaces,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, January 1997, pp. 213-36. pdf

 

Stephen L. Mehay and Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Post-Military Earnings of Female Veterans,″ Industrial Relations, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 1996, pp. 197-217. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Dunlop Commission's Premise: A Tilted Playing Field?″ Symposium on the Dunlop Commission Report on the Future of Worker-Management Relations, Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 17, No. 1, Winter 1996, pp. 15-37.  pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Monopsony Power and Relative Wages in the Labor Market for Nurses,″ Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 14, No. 4, October 1995, pp. 443-76. pdf

 

David A. Macpherson and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Wages and Gender Composition: Why Do Women's Jobs Pay Less?″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 13, No. 3, July 1995, pp. 426-71. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Kislaya Prasad, ″Wage-Employment Determination and a Union Tax on Capital:  Can Theory and Evidence be Reconciled?″ Economics Letters, Vol. 48, No. 1, April 1995, pp. 61-71. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Barbara A. Morgan, ″Shareholder Risk and Returns in Union and Nonunion Firms,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, January 1994, pp. 302-18. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Terry G. Seaks, ″Functional Form in Regression Models of Tobin′s q,″ Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 75, No. 2, May 1993, pp. 381-85. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Trucking Deregulation and Labor Earnings: Is the Union Premium a Compensating Differential?″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 1993, pp. 279-301. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, ″Union Membership and Coverage Files from the Current Population Surveys: Note,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 46, No. 3, April 1993, pp. 574-78.  pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Edward J. Schumacher, ″Labor Earnings, Discrimination, and the Racial Composition of Jobs,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 27, No. 4, Fall 1992, pp. 602-28. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Firm Investment Behavior and Collective Bargaining Strategy,″ Industrial Relations, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 1992, pp. 95-121, and reprinted in Labor Market Institutions and the Future Role of Unions, edited by Mario F. Bognanno and Morris M. Kleiner, Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1992.  pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Union Coverage and Profitability Among U.S. Firms,″ Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 73, No. 1, February 1991, pp. 69-77.  pdf

 

Michael A. Curme, Barry T. Hirsch, and David A. Macpherson, ″Union Membership and Contract Coverage in the United States, 1983-1988,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, October 1990, pp. 5-33. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Innovative Activity, Productivity Growth, and Firm Performance:  Are Unions a Spur or a Deterrent?″ Advances in Applied Micro-Economics, Vol. 5, edited by A.N. Link and V. Kerry Smith, Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1990, pp. 69-104. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Market Structure, Union Rent Seeking, and Firm Profitability,″ Economics Letters, January 1990, Vol. 32, pp. 75-79. pdf

 

Robert M. Feinberg and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Industry Rent Seeking and the Filing of Unfair Trade Complaints,″ International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 1989, pp. 325-40. pdf

 

John T. Addison and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Union Effects on Productivity, Profits, and Growth:  Has the Long Run Arrived?″ Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 1989, pp. 72-105. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Trucking Regulation, Unionization, and Labor Earnings:1973-1985,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer 1988, pp. 296-319. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Robert A. Connolly, ″Do Unions Capture Monopoly Profits?″ Industrial and LaborRelations Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, October 1987, pp. 118-36. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Albert N. Link, ″Labor Union Effects on Innovative Activity,″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall 1987, pp. 323-32. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and John L. Neufeld, ″Nominal and Real Union Wage Differentials and the Effects of Industry and SMSA Density:1973-1983,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 1987, pp. 138-48. pdf

 

Robert A. Connolly, Barry T. Hirsch and Mark Hirschey, ″Union Rent Seeking, Intangible Capital, and Market Value of the Firm,″ Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 68, No. 4, November 1986, pp. 567-77. pdf

 

Mark C. Berger and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Veteran Status as a Screening Device During the Vietnam Era,″ Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 1, March 1985, pp. 79-89. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″What Do Unions Do? Comment,″ symposium on What Do Unions Do? by Richard Freeman and James Medoff, in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, January 1985, pp. 247-50. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Poverty, Transfers, and Economic Growth,″ Public Finance Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 1985, pp. 81-98. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, Randall Austin, John Brooks and J. Bradley Moore, ″Economics Departmental Rankings:  Comment,″ American Economic Review, Vol. 74, No. 4, September 1984, pp. 822-26. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Mark C. Berger, ″Union Membership Determination and Industry Characteristics,″ Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, January 1984, pp. 665-79. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Albert N. Link, ″Unions, Productivity, and Productivity Growth,″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 1984, pp. 29-37. pdf

 

Mark C. Berger and Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Civilian Earnings Experience of Vietnam-Era Veterans,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 18, No. 4, Fall 1983, pp. 455-79. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and William J. Hausman, ″Labour Productivity in the British and South Wales Coal Industry,″ Economica, Vol. 50, No. 198, May 1983, pp. 145-58. pdf

 

Clifford Donn and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Making Interest Arbitration Costly:  A Policy Proposal,″ Journal of Collective Negotiations, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1983, pp. 21-32. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Physical Capital, Human Capital, and the Distribution of Earnings,″ Economics of Education Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1983, pp. 55-64. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Interindustry Structure of Unionism, Earnings, and Earnings Dispersion,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, October 1982, pp. 22-39. pdf

 

William Hausman and Barry T. Hirsch, ″Wages, Leisure, and Productivity in South Wales Coalmining, 1874-1914:  An Economic Analysis,″ Llafur (Journal of the Society for the Study of Welsh Labour History) Vol. 3, No. 3, 1982, pp. 58-66. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Karen Leppel, ″Sex Discrimination in Faculty Salaries:  Evidence from a Historically Women's University,″ American Economic Review, Vol. 72, No. 4, September 1982, pp. 829-35. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch and Clifford Donn, ″Arbitration and the Incentive to Bargain:  The Role of Expectations and Costs,″ Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1982, pp. 55-68. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Income Distribution, City Size, and Urban Growth:  A Final Re-examination,″ Urban Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1, February 1982, pp. 71-74. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, Terry Seaks, and John Formby, ″Inter-Age and Intra-Age Income Inequality:  A Cross-Sectional Analysis,″ Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 46, No. 4, April 1980, pp. 1187-96. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″The Determinants of Unionization: An Analysis of Interarea Differences,″ Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, January 1980, pp. 147-61. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Poverty and Economic Growth:  Has Trickle Down Petered Out?″ Economic Inquiry, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 1980, pp. 151-58. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Education and Differences in Postschool Human Investment:  Comment,″ Economic Inquiry, Vol. 17, No. 2, April 1979, pp. 310-14. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Earnings Inequality Across Labor Markets: A Test of the Human Capital Model,″ Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, July 1978, pp. 32-45. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Earnings, Occupation, and Human Capital Investment,″ Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, July 1978, pp. 31-40. pdf

 

Barry T. Hirsch, ″Predicting Earnings Distributions Across Cities:  The Human Capital Model Versus the National Distribution Hypothesis,″ Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 13, No. 3, Summer 1978, pp. 366-84. pdf