Peter J. Kuhn
Visiting Research Fellow

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Kuhn Peter Kuhn received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1983. Since then he has held faculty positions at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, and currently at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Since April 1998, he is a Research Fellow of IZA, Bonn. He has published papers on various aspects of labour economics, including unions, discrimination, immigration, displaced workers, unemployment insurance, and employment contract theory. Kuhn is Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and serves on the editorial board of AEJ: Applied and Labour Economics. He is the founding director of the Leonard and Gretchan Broom Demography Center at UC Santa Barbara. He has been an IZA Visiting Research Fellow every year since 2009-2013.
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IZA World of Labor article: The internet as a labor market matchmaker
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
9891  Miguel Delgado Helleseter
Peter J. Kuhn
Kailing Shen
Age and Gender Profiling in the Chinese and Mexican Labor Markets: Evidence from Four Job Boards
8289  Peter J. Kuhn
Kailing Shen
Do Employers Prefer Undocumented Workers? Evidence from China's Hukou System
(published as 'Do Employers Prefer Migrant Workers? Evidence from a Chinese Job Board' in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4(2), 2015, [journal version])
7273  Michael A. Kuhn
Peter J. Kuhn
Marie Claire Villeval
The Importance of the Cognitive Environment for Intertemporal Choice
(Revised version published as "Decision-Environment Effects on Intertemporal Financial Choices: How Relevant are Resource-Depletion Models?" in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 137, 72-89, 2017.)
6848  Kailing Shen
Peter J. Kuhn
Do Chinese Employers Avoid Hiring Overqualified Workers? Evidence from an Internet Job Board
(published in: Corrado Giulietti, Konstantinos Tatsiramos and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), Research in Labor Economics, vol 37, Labor Market Issues in China, Emerald, 2013)
5999  Peter J. Kuhn
Marie Claire Villeval
Do Women Prefer a Co-operative Work Environment?
(revised version published as 'Are Women More Attracted to Co-operation Than Men?' in: Economic Journal, 2014, 125, 115-140.)
5955  Peter J. Kuhn
Hani Mansour
Is Internet Job Search Still Ineffective?
(published in: The Economic Journal, 2014, 124(581), 1213–1233)
5195  Peter J. Kuhn
Kailing Shen
Gender Discrimination in Job Ads: Theory and Evidence
(published in: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128 (1), 287-336)
4950  Peter J. Kuhn
Peter Kooreman
Adriaan R. Soetevent
Arie Kapteyn
The Effects of Lottery Prizes on Winners and their Neighbors: Evidence from the Dutch Postcode Lottery
(published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (5), 2226-2247)
4941  Gary Charness
Peter J. Kuhn
Lab Labor: What Can Labor Economists Learn from the Lab?
(published in: O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011)
4936  Carol McAusland
Peter J. Kuhn
Bidding for Brains: Intellectual Property Rights and the International Migration of Knowledge Workers
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2011, 95 (1), 77-87)
3784  Gary Charness
Peter J. Kuhn
Marie Claire Villeval
Competition and the Ratchet Effect
(revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2011, 29 (3), 513-547)
3602  Peter J. Kuhn
Carol McAusland
Consumers and the Brain Drain: Product Design and the Gains from Emigration
(published in: Journal of International Economics, 2009, 78(2), 287–291)
2493  Peter J. Kuhn
Carol McAusland
The International Migration of Knowledge Workers: When Is Brain Drain Beneficial?
(revised version published as 'Consumers and the brain drain: Product and process design and the gains from emigration' in: Journal of International Economics, 2009, 78 (2), 287–291)
2007  Catherine Weinberger
Peter J. Kuhn
The Narrowing of the U.S. Gender Earnings Gap, 1959-1999: A Cohort-Based Analysis
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2010, 63 (3), 384-406)
1924  Peter J. Kuhn
Fernando A. Lozano
The Expanding Workweek? Understanding Trends in Long Work Hours Among U.S. Men, 1979-2004
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2008, 26 (2), 311-343)
1919  Peter J. Kuhn
Chris Riddell
The Long-Term Effects of a Generous Income Support Program: Unemployment Insurance in New Brunswick and Maine, 1940-1991
(revised version published as 'The Long-Term Effects of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from New Brunswick and Maine, 1940 - 1991' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2010, 63 (2), 183 - 204)
1417  Gary Charness
Peter J. Kuhn
Do Co-Workers’ Wages Matter? Theory and Evidence on Wage Secrecy, Wage Compression and Effort
(revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2007, 25 (4), 693-723)
1412  Christiana Stoddard
Peter J. Kuhn
Incentives and Effort in the Public Sector: Have U.S. Education Reforms Increased Teachers’ Work Hours?
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2008, 27 (1), 1-13)
802  Heather Antecol
Peter J. Kuhn
Stephen Trejo
Assimilation via Prices or Quantities? Labor Market Institutions and Immigrant Earnings Growth in Australia, Canada, and the United States
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2006, 41 (4), 821-840)
613  Peter J. Kuhn
Mikal Skuterud
Internet Job Search and Unemployment Durations
(published in: American Economic Review, 2004, 94 (1), 218-232)
482  Peter J. Kuhn
Catherine Weinberger
Leadership Skills and Wages
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2005, 23 (3), 395-436)