Ronald L. Oaxaca

Professor Emeritus of Economics


Ph.D. in Economics, Princeton University, 1971

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Economics 
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Current Research

Professor Oaxaca is conducting research on dynamic monopsony and labor market discrimination. He is also engaged in research on hierarchical segregation, statistical discrimination, consistent estimators of linear probability models, gender equity in criminal sentencing, the effects of non-neutral technological change on gender wage differentials, and optimal sick pay schemes.

Recent Research Papers

  • "The effect of overtime regulation on employment", IZA World of Labor, Vol. 89, (2014). See Link
  • “Work Experience as a Source of Specification Error in Earnings Models: Implications for Gender Wage Decompositions” (with Tracy Regan), Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 22, No.2 (2009), pp. 463-499.“
  • Statistical Discrimination in Labor Markets:  An Experimental Analysis” (with David Dickinson), Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 76, No.1 (2009), pp. 16-31.
  • “New Market Power Models and Sex Differences in Pay” (with Michael R Ransom), Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 28, No.2 (2010), pp. 267-289.

Other Selected Publications

  • “Using Econometric Models for Intrafirm Equity Salary Adjustments” (with Michael R. Ransom), Journal of Economic Inequality, vol. 1, No. 1, December 2003, 221-249.
  • “Wage Decompositions with Selectivity-Corrected Wage Equations: A Methodological Note” (with Shoshana Neuman), Journal of Economic Inequality, vol. 2, No. 1, April 2004, 3-10.
  • “Intrafirm Mobility and Sex Differences in Pay” (with Michael R. Ransom), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 58, No. 2, January 2005, 219-237.
  • Identification in Detailed Wage Decompositions" (with Michael R. Ransom), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 81, No. 1, February 1999.