Professor Emeritus, Economics
Labor Economics, Industrial Relations.
“Flaws in Evaluations of Social Programs: Illustrations from Randomized Controlled Trials” (with Burt S. Barnow), Evaluation Review, August 2014.
“Are Individual Development Accounts Cost-Effective? Findings from a Long-Term Follow-Up of a Field Experiment in Tulsa,” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, December 2013.
“A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration” (with Johanna Walter and Genevieve Knight), Applied Economics, May 2013.
“Replication Issues in Social Experiments” (with Burt Barnow), Journal for Labour Market Research, July 2013.
“Have Welfare-to-Work Programs Improved over Time in Putting Welfare Recipients to Work?” (with Philip K. Robins), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 2011.
“A Synthesis of Random Assignment Benefit-Cost Studies of Welfare-to-Work Programs” (with Gayle Hamilton and Victoria J. Deitch), Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, July 2010.
“Learning from Cost Analyses: An Illustration from the New Deal for Disabled People” (with Abigail Davis), Public Money & Management, May 2010.
“Incorporating Nonmarket Time into Benefit-Cost Analyses of Social Programs: An Application to the Self-Sufficiency Project” (with Philip K. Robins), Journal of Public Economics, April 2008.
“The Cost-Effectiveness of Welfare-to-Work Programs: A Meta-Analysis” (with Andreas Cebulla), Public Budgeting & Finance, Summer 2008.
“U.S. Welfare-To-Work Programs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (with Andreas Cebulla), International Journal of Public Administration, August 2008.
“Designing A Social Experiment For The United Kingdom: How It Was Done And Some Lessons Learned” (with Lindsey Poole), Evidence & Policy, January 2007.
“Do Experimental and Nonexperimental Evaluations Give Different Answers about the Effectiveness of Government-Funded Training Programs?” (with C. Michaloupoulos and P. K. Robins), Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Summer 2006. Reprinted in Social Experimentation, Program Evaluation, and Public Policy, edited by: Maureen Pirog, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
“The Effects of Welfare-to-Work Programs in the United State: Findings from a Meta-Analysis” (with Andreas Cebulla), Sozialer Fortschritt, June 2006.
“Large-Scale Social Experimentation in Britain: What Can and Cannot Be Learnt from the Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration?” (with Stephen u), Evaluation, April 2005.
“The Labor Market Consequences of Childhood Maladjustment” (with Paul Fronstin and Philip K. Robins), Social Science Quarterly, December 2005.
“Conducting Meta-Analyses of Evaluations of Government-Funded Training Programs” (with Philip K. Robins and Robert Walker), Review of Policy Research, May 2005.
“When Welfare-to-Work Programs Seem to Work Well: Explaining Why Riverside and Portland Shine So Brightly” (with Karl Ashworth, Andreas Cebulla, and Robert Walker), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October, 2005.
“’Just Give Me a Number!’ Practical Values for the Social Discount Rate” (with Mark A. Moore, Anthony E. Boardman, Aidan R. Vining, and David L. Weimer), Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Fall 2004. Reprinted in Cost-Benefit Analysis and Public Policy, edited by:David Weimer, Blackwell Publishing, 2008 and in Benefit-Cost Analysis, edited by Richard O. Zerbe, Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2008.
“Meta-Evaluation: Discovering What Works Best in Welfare Provision” (with Karl Ashworth, Andreas Cebulla, and Robert Walker), Evaluation, April 2004.
“Do Welfare-To-Work Programmes Work for Long?” (with Karl Ashworth, Andreas Cebulla, and Robert Walker), Fiscal Studies, April 2004.
“What Happens to the Effects of Government-Funded Training Programs Over Time” (with C. Michaloupoulos and P. K. Robins), Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2004.
“A Meta-Analysis of Government-Sponsored Training Programs” (with C. Michaloupoulos and P. K. Robins), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 2003.
“Explaining Variation in the Effects of Welfare-to-Work Programs” (with Robert Meyer, Charles Michaloupoulos, and Michael Wiseman) Evaluation Review, August 2003.
“Parental Disruption and the Labor Market Performance of Children When They Reach Adulthood” (with P. Fronstin and P. Robins), Population Economics, February 2001. Reprinted in Family, Household and Work, edited by Klause F. Zimmermann and Michael Vogler, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2003.
“The Dissemination and Utilization of Welfare-to-Work Experiments in State Policy Making” (with M. Mandell and M. Onstott), Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Summer 2000. Reprinted in Social Experimentation, Program Evaluation, and Public Policy, edited by Maureen Pirog, Blackwell Publishing, 2008; and in Poverty, Welfare, and Public Policy, edited by Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call, Wiley, 2010.
“The Social Experiment Market” (with M. Shroder and M. Onstott), The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 1999.
“The Leisure Bias in Cost-Benefit Analyses of Employment and Training Programs,” The Journal of Human Resources, Spring 1997. Reprinted in The Economics of Leisure, edited by Clem Tisdell, Camberly, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2007, and in Applied Benefit-Cost Analysis, edited by Andrew Schmitz and Richard O. Zerbe: Cheltenham U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2008
“Evaluating Government Training Programs for the Disadvantaged” (with D. Friedlander and P. Robins), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1997.
(For a complete list of publications, see Curriculum Vitae)