Michael R. Ransom
Research Fellow

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Ransom Michael Ransom completed his Ph. D. in Economics at Princeton University in 1983. He began his career at the University of Arizona. He is currently Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he has taught since 1988. He has also taught at Princeton University as a visiting professor. He currently serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Economic Policy. He formerly served on the editorial boards of American Economic Review and Economic Inquiry.

His recent research examines a variety of topics, including male/female differences in labor market outcomes, monopsony in the labor market, retirement savings, and issues related to the academic labor market.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2003.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11110  Michael R. Ransom
Tyler Ransom
Do High School Sports Build or Reveal Character?
10193  Michael R. Ransom
Aaron Phipps
The Changing Occupational Distribution by College Major
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2017, 45, 129-171)
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.)
6960  Christiana E. Hilmer
Michael J. Hilmer
Michael R. Ransom
Fame and the Fortune of Academic Economists: How the Market Rewards Influential Research in Economics
(revised version published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 82(2), 430452)
5437  Laura Giuliano
Michael R. Ransom
Manager Ethnicity and Employment Segregation
(published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2013, 66 (2), 346-379.)
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)
4271  Michael R. Ransom
David P. Sims
Estimating the Firm's Labor Supply Curve in a "New Monopsony" Framework: School Teachers in Missouri
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28 (2), 331 - 335)
2939  David Card
Michael R. Ransom
Pension Plan Characteristics and Framing Effects in Employee Savings Behavior
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (1), 228 - 243)
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)
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)