Barry Hirsch
Research Fellow

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Hirsch Barry Hirsch is the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Department of Economics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Hirsch is an applied labor economist whose research focuses on wage determination in U.S. labor markets. Recent work includes the study of union wage gaps, Census earnings imputation methods, and earnings in regulated and previously regulated industries. Hirsch has authored The Economic Analysis of Unions: New Approaches and Evidence (with J. Addison, 1986) and Labor Unions and the Economic Performance of Firms (1991), and is co-editor (with W. Breit) of Lives of the Laureates, 5th ed., MIT Press (2009). Recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Labor Economics and Journal of Human Resources. He is on several editorial boards, including Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, and the Southern Economic Journal. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2003.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10571  Barry Hirsch
David A. Macpherson
Anne E. Preston
Nonprofit Wages: Theory and Evidence
(forthcoming in: the Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management)
10245  Barry Hirsch
John V. Winters
Rotation Group Bias in Measures of Multiple Job Holding
(published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 147 (October), 160-163.)
9631  Barry Hirsch
Muhammad M. Husain
John V. Winters
The Puzzling Fixity of Multiple Job Holding across Regions and Labor Markets
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2017, 84 (1), 26-51)
9630  Barry Hirsch
Muhammad M. Husain
John V. Winters
Multiple Job Holding, Local Labor Markets, and the Business Cycle
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 5:4)
8449  Mark Curtis
Barry Hirsch
Mary C. Schroeder
Evaluating Workplace Mandates with Flows versus Stocks: An Application to California Paid Family Leave
(revised version published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2016, 83 (2), 501-526)
8388  Barry Hirsch
Julia Manzella
Who Cares and Does It Matter? Measuring Wage Penalties for Caring Work
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2015, 40, 213-275)
7313  Barry Hirsch
An Anatomy of Public Sector Unions
(published in: Michael Green and Samuel Estreicher (eds.), The Challenge for Collective Bargaining: Proceedings of the NYU 65th Annual Conference on Labor, LexisNexis, 2013)
6766  John V. Winters
Barry Hirsch
An Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Trends in Male Earnings
(revised version published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2014, 60 (4), 930-947)
6757  Fernando Rios-Avila
Barry Hirsch
Unions, Wage Gaps, and Wage Dispersion: New Evidence from the Americas
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 53 (1), 1-27.)
6132  Barry Hirsch
Bruce E. Kaufman
Tetyana Zelenska
Minimum Wage Channels of Adjustment
(revised version published in: Industrial Relations, 2015, 54 (2), 188-239)
5347  Christopher R. Bollinger
Barry Hirsch
Is Earnings Nonresponse Ignorable?
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (2), 407-416)
5342  Barry Hirsch
Unions, Dynamism, and Economic Performance
(published in: Cynthia Estlund and Michael Wachter (eds.), Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law, Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 107-145)
3956  William Breit
Barry Hirsch
Lessons from the Laureates
(published in: William Breit and Barry T. Hirsch (eds.), Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists, 5th ed., Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009)
3833  Barry Hirsch
Edward J. Schumacher
Underpaid or Overpaid? Wage Analysis for Nurses Using Job and Worker Attributes
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2012, 78 (4), 1096-1119.)
3375  Barry Hirsch
Wage Gaps Large and Small
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2008, 74 (4), 915-933)
2941  James A. Freeman
Barry Hirsch
College Majors and the Knowledge Content of Jobs
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2008, 27 (5), 517-535)
2930  Barry Hirsch
Sluggish Institutions in a Dynamic World: Can Unions and Industrial Competition Coexist?
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, 22 (1), 153-176)
2384  Barry Hirsch
Wage Determination in the U.S. Airline Industry: Union Power under Product Market Constraints
(published in: D. Lee (ed.), Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. 2: The Economics of Airline Institutions, Operations and Marketing, Elsevier 2007)
2362  Jeffrey M. Hirsch
Barry Hirsch
The Rise and Fall of Private Sector Unionism: What Next for the NLRA?
(published in: Florida State University Law Review, 2007, 34 (4), 1133-1180)
1846  Christopher R. Bollinger
Barry Hirsch
Match Bias from Earnings Imputation in the Current Population Survey: The Case of Imperfect Matching
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24 (3), 483-519)
1261  Barry Hirsch
Why Do Part-Time Workers Earn Less? The Role of Worker and Job Skills
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2005, 58 (4), 525-551)
1154  Barry Hirsch
Edward J. Schumacher
Classic Monopsony or New Monopsony? Searching for Evidence in Nursing Labor Markets
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2005, 24 (5), 969-989)
892  Barry Hirsch
What Do Unions Do for Economic Performance?
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2004, 25 (3), 415-455)
795  Barry Hirsch
Reconsidering Union Wage Effects: Surveying New Evidence on an Old Topic
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2004, 25 (2), 233-266)
783  Barry Hirsch
Edward J. Schumacher
Match Bias in Wage Gap Estimates Due to Earnings Imputation
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2004, 22 (3), 689-722)
741  Barry Hirsch
David A. Macpherson
Wages, Sorting on Skill, and the Racial Composition of Jobs
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2004, 22 (1), 189-210)
740  Barry Hirsch
Stephen L. Mehay
Evaluating the Labor Market Performance of Veterans Using a Matched Comparison Group Design
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38 (3), 673-700)