Jay Stewart
Research Fellow

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Stewart Jay Stewart is Division Chief of the Division of Productivity Research and Program Development at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). He received his BA in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, in 1981, and his PhD in economics from UCLA in 1989. He was previously on the faculty at Tulane University and was an economist at Unicon Research Corporation. His past research has examined contracting under moral hazard and adverse selection, trends in real wages and hours worked, trends in job stability and security, nonworking men, income inequality, and methodological issues connected with data collection. His current research interests are time use, the role of employers in wage determination, and measurement issues.

Dr. Stewart joined IZA as a Research Fellow in his personal capacity in April 2008.
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IZA World of Labor article: The importance and challenges of measuring work hours
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
9754  Julien Champagne
Andre Kurmann
Jay Stewart
Reconciling the Divergence in Aggregate U.S. Wage Series
9376  Jay Stewart
Mary Dorinda Allard
Secondary Childcare in the ATUS: What Does It Measure?
(published in: The Economics of Multitasking, Charlene Kalenkoski and Gigi Foster, eds., Palgrave MacMillan, New York, 2015, 145-171)
8009  Charles Courtemanche
Joshua C. Pinkston
Jay Stewart
Adjusting Body Mass for Measurement Error with Invalid Validation Data
(published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2015, 19, 275–293)
7143  Jay Stewart
Early to Bed and Earlier to Rise: School, Maternal Employment, and Children's Sleep
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, 12 (1), 29-50)
7070  Michael C. Burda
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Jay Stewart
Cyclical Variation in Labor Hours and Productivity Using the ATUS
(published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 99-104)
5306  Harley Frazis
Jay Stewart
How to Think About Time-Use Data: What Inferences Can We Make About Long- and Short-Run Time Use from Time Diaries?
(published in: Annales d’Economie et Statistique, 2012, 105/106, 231-246)
4704  Harley Frazis
Jay Stewart
Why Do BLS Hours Series Tell Different Stories About Trends in Hours Worked?
(published in: Katharine G. Abraham, Michael J. Harper, and James R. Spletzer (eds.), Labor in the New Economy, NBER Studies in Income and Wealth, University of Chicago Press, 2010, 343-372)
4588  Jay Stewart
Tobit or Not Tobit?
(published in: Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 2013, 38(3), 263-290)
4219  Jay Stewart
The Timing of Maternal Work and Time with Children
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2010, 64(1), 181-200)
4048  Harley Frazis
Jay Stewart
How Does Household Production Affect Measured Income Inequality?
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (1), 3-22)