Orley Ashenfelter
Research Fellow

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Ashenfelter Orley Ashenfelter is Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. His areas of specialization include labor economics, econometrics, and law and economics. He is director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, and has been director of the Office of Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Guggenheim fellow, and the Benjamin Meeker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol. He edited the Handbook of Labor Economics and is currently editor of The American Economic Review and co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review. His current research includes the evaluation of the effect of schooling on earnings, the cross-country measurement of wage rates, and many other issues related to the economics of labor markets.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2000 and received the 2003 IZA Prize in Labor Economics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10777  Orley Ashenfelter
The Hedonic Approach to Vineyard Site Selection: Adaptation to Climate Change and Grape Growing in Emerging Markets
8118  Orley Ashenfelter
The Early History of Program Evaluation and the U.S. Department of Labor
7245  Orley Ashenfelter
David E. Bloom
Gordon B. Dahl
Lawyers as Agents of the Devil in a Prisoner's Dilemma Game: Evidence from Long Run Play
(published in: Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2013, 10 (3), 399-423)
6500  Orley Ashenfelter
Comparing Real Wage Rates
(published in: American Economic Review, 2012, 102 (2), 617 - 642)
6213  Orley Ashenfelter
Economic History or History of Economics? A Review Essay on Sylvia Nasar's Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
(published in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2012, 50 (1), 96 - 102)
4915  Orley Ashenfelter
Henry S Farber
Michael R. Ransom
Modern Models of Monopsony in Labor Markets: A Brief Survey
(published as 'Labor Market Monopsony' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28 (4), 203 - 210)
4810  Orley Ashenfelter
Kirk Doran
Bruce Schaller
A Shred of Credible Evidence on the Long Run Elasticity of Labor Supply
(published in: Economica, 2010, 77 (308), 637-650)
1911  Orley Ashenfelter
Measuring the Value of a Statistical Life: Problems and Prospects
(published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (510), C10-C23)
1037  Orley Ashenfelter
Michael Greenstone
Estimating the Value of a Statistical Life: The Importance of Omitted Variables and Publication Bias
(published in: American Economic Review, 2004, 94 (2), 454-460)
571  Orley Ashenfelter
Michael Greenstone
Using Mandated Speed Limits to Measure the Value of a Statistical Life
(published in: Journal of Political Economy, 2004, 112 (S1), S226-S267)
402  Orley Ashenfelter
David Card
Did the Elimination of Mandatory Retirement Affect Faculty Retirement Flows?
(published in: American Economic Review, 2002, 92 (4), 957-980)
128  Orley Ashenfelter
David Ashmore
Olivier Deschenes
Do Unemployment Insurance Recipients Actively Seek Work? Evidence From Randomized Trials in Four U.S. States
(published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2005, 125 (1-2), 53-75)