Kerry L. Papps
Research Fellow

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Papps Kerry Papps is a senior lecturer in economics at the University of Bath. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Economics and Nuffield College, Oxford, and a research analyst at the New Zealand Department of Labour. He received his Ph.D. in labour economics from Cornell University in 2007. Among other topics, his publications and working papers have focused on the labour supply decisions of married women, the assimilation experiences of immigrants, optimal team construction in major league baseball and the disemployment effects of different policies that raise labour costs. Kerry has been a recipient of the A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics and a Fulbright Scholarship.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2001 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
8421  Kerry L. Papps
Career Wage Profiles and the Minimum Wage
6214  Kerry L. Papps
The Effects of Social Security Taxes and Minimum Wages on Employment: Evidence from Turkey
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2012, 65 (3), 686-707)
5348  Kerry L. Papps
Female Labour Supply and Spousal Education
5225  Kerry L. Papps
Alex Bryson
Rafael Gomez
Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team-Based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (3), 310-319)
5133  Kerry L. Papps
Productivity under Large Pay Increases: Evidence from Professional Baseball
3732  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Albert Yung-Hsu Liu
Kerry L. Papps
The Transmission of Women's Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation across Immigrant Generations
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 405-435)
3725  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Kerry L. Papps
Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation among Immigrants: 1980-2000
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (1), 43-58)
2395  Kerry L. Papps
The Effects of Divorce Risk on the Labour Supply of Married Couples
1365  Kerry L. Papps
Income Inequality and Gender in New Zealand, 1998-2003
(published in: New Zealand Economic Papers, 2010, 44 (3), 217-229)
443  Kerry L. Papps
James O. Newell
Identifying Functional Labour Market Areas in New Zealand: A Reconnaissance Study Using Travel-to-Work Data
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Kerry L. Papps
Rainer Winkelmann
Unemployment and Crime: New Answers to an Old Question
(published in: New Zealand Economic Papers, 2000, 34 (2), 53-72)