Ronald L. Oaxaca
Research Fellow

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Oaxaca Ronald L. Oaxaca is McClelland Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Arizona. He has taught at the University of Arizona since 1976. Oaxaca received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1971. He taught at the University of Western Ontario (1971-1973) and at the University of Massachusetts (1973-1976). He has held visiting positions at Smith College (1975), Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University (1982), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (1983-84), University of California Santa Cruz (1997), and the Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark (1997).

His research spans the areas of labor market discrimination, experimental economics, and econometrics. Oaxaca has published on a variety of topics including gender wage differentials, unemployment insurance, minimum wages, laboratory tests of job search models, laboratory evaluation of econometric estimators of structural demand and supply models, science and engineering demand and supply, and identification problems in detailed wage decompositions.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2001.
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IZA World of Labor article: The effect of overtime regulations on employment
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10530  Chung Choe
Seeun Jung
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Identification and Decompositions in Probit and Logit Models
10157  Ronald L. Oaxaca
Chung Choe
Wage Decompositions Using Panel Data Sample Selection Correction
10132  Seeun Jung
Chung Choe
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Gender Wage Gaps and Risky vs. Secure Employment: An Experimental Analysis
7001  Dina Shatnawi
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Michael R. Ransom
Movin' on Up: Hierarchical Occupational Segmentation and Gender Wage Gaps
(published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014, 12(3), 315-338.)
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Supriya Sarnikar
Todd A. Sorensen
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Do You Receive a Lighter Prison Sentence Because You Are a Woman? An Economic Analysis of Federal Criminal Sentencing Guidelines
(revised version published as 'Race and Gender Differences under Federal Sentencing Guidelines' in: American Economic Review , 2012, 102 (3), 256260.)
2305  David L. Dickinson
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Statistical Discrimination in Labor Markets: An Experimental Analysis
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2009, 76 (1), 16-31)
1927  Tracy L. Regan
Galen Burghardt
Ronald L. Oaxaca
A Human Capital Model of the Effects of Abilities and Family Background on Optimal Schooling Levels
(published in: Economic Inquiry, 2007, 45 (4), 721-738)
1920  Tracy L. Regan
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Work Experience as a Source of Specification Error in Earnings Models: Implications for Gender Wage Decompositions
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (2), 463 - 499)
1915  Francesco Renna
Ronald L. Oaxaca
The Economics of Dual Job Holding: A Job Portfolio Model of Labor Supply
1870  Michael R. Ransom
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Sex Differences in Pay in a "New Monopsony" Model of the Labor Market
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28(2), 267-289)
1362  Shoshana Neuman
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Wage Differentials in the 1990s in Israel: Endowments, Discrimination, and Selectivity
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2005, 26(3), 217-236)
756  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Nina Smith
Swimming Upstream, Floating Downstream: Comparing Women's Relative Wage Positions in the U.S. and Denmark
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2006, 59 (2), 243-266)
704  Michael R. Ransom
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Intrafirm Mobility and Sex Differences in Pay
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2005, 58 (2), 219-237)
703  William C. Horrace
Ronald L. Oaxaca
New Wine in Old Bottles: A Sequential Estimation Technique for the LPM