Policy Work

Policy Writings and Talks

New Evidence on the Impacts of Birth Order,” NBER Reporter 2017 Number 4.

Where Have All the (Male) Workers Gone?Econofact.org, July 10, 2017. (Joint with Wilson Powell.)

Sibling Spillovers,CEPR VoxEU.org, July 8, 2017. (Joint with Sanni Breining, David Figlio, Jonathan Guryan, Krzysztof Karbownik, Helena Skyt Nielsen, Jeffrey Roth, and Marianne Simonsen.)

Equitable Growth in Conversation: Sandra Black,” Washington Center for Equitable Growth, May 24, 2017, by John Schmitt.

The Economic Case for Sentencing Reform,Econofact.org, May 19, 2017. (Joint with Emily Weisburst.)

Keynote Speaker, Inclusive Prosperity for Japan and the United States, Center for American Progress, March 2017.

Rules, Regulations, and Social Benefits,Econofact.org, March 8, 2017.

Labor Market Monopsonies and the Decline of the Labor Share: Q&A with Sandra Black,ProMarket.org, January 6, 2017, by Guy Rolnik.

The Disconnect between Resources and Needs when Investing in Children,” White House Blog Post, December 22, 2016.

Minimum Wage Increases and Earnings in Low-Wage Jobs,CEPR VoxEU.org, December 2, 2016. (Joint with Jason Furman, Laura Giuliano, and Wilson Powell.)

The Success of Evidence Based Policies,Inside Higher Ed, September 30, 2016. (Joint with Jason Furman.)

Student Loans and College Quality:  Effects on Borrowers and the Economy,CEPR VoxEU.org, August 4, 2016. (Joint with Amy Filipek, Jason Furman, Laura Giuliano, and Ayushi Narayan.)

The Long-Term Decline in U.S. Prime-Age Male Labor Force Participation and Policies to Address It,CEPR VoxEU.org, July 6, 2016. (Joint with Jason Furman, Emma Rackstraw, and Nirupama Rao.)

Six Recent Trends in Student Debt,” White House Blog Post, April 28, 2016. (Joint with Jason Furman.)

Speaker, “Getting Her Money’s Worth: What Will It Take to Achieve Equal Pay?” Third Way, April 16, 2016.

The Evolution and Impact of Worker Voice Over Time,” White House Blog Post, October 7, 2015. (Joint with Jason Furman.)

Maternal Grief and Child Outcomes,CEPR VoxEU.org, August 20, 2014. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)

The Effects of School Starting Age,CEPR VoxEU.org, June 21, 2008. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)

Evolving Tasks and the Narrowing Gender Wage Gap,CEPR VoxEU.org, September 1, 2007. (Joint with Alexandra Spitz-Oener.)