Sandra E. Black


Associate FacultyPh.D., Harvard University

Sandra E. Black

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Biography


Keynote-EALE Bonn, 2012

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Publications


Does Grief Transfer across Generations?  Bereavements during Pregnancy and Child Outcomes,  NBER Working Paper #19979, March 2014, most recent version July 2014, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes).


Losing Heart?  The Effect of Job Displacement on HealthIndustrial and Labor Relations Review, August 2015. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes).


 Can you Leave High School Behind?  Economics of Education Review, June 2015. (Joint with Jenna Cullinane, Rachel Douglas, and Jane Lincove).


Academic Undermatching of High-Achieving Minority Students: Evidence from “Race-Neutral” and Holistic Admissions Policies  American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2015. (Joint with Kalena Cortes and Jane Lincove.)


 Cash or Care?  The Effect of Childcare Subsidies on Academic Outcomes, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 96(5), pages 824-837, 2014. (Joint with Paul Devereux, Katrine Loken, and Kjell Salvanes)

Under Pressure?  The Effect of Peers on Outcomes of Young Adults.  Journal of Labor Economics, vol 31(1), pages 119-153, 2013.  (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)                                   


Too Young to Leave the Nest?  The Effects of School Starting Age.  Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 93(2), pages 455-467, May 2011.  (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility, in Handbook of Labor Economics, Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, editors, North Holland Press, Elsevier, 2011.  Also available as NBER Working Paper Number 15889, April 2010. (Joint with Paul Devereux)


Housing Valuation and School Performance, in Handbook of the Economics of Education, Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin, and Ludger Wossman, editors, North Holland Press, Elsevier, 2011.  (Joint with Stephen Machin).


Explaining Women’s Success:  Technological Change and the Skill Content of Women’s Work.  Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2010.  (Joint with Alexandra Spitz-Oener.)


Like Father, Like Son?  A Note on the Intergenerational Transmission of IQ Scores.  NBER Working Paper #14274, August 2009, Economics Letters.  (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Staying In the Classroom and Out of the Maternity Ward? The Effects of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Births. Economic Journal, July 2008. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Small Family, Smart Family? Family Size and the IQ Scores of Young Men, NBER Working Paper #13336, August 2007, Journal of Human Resources, Winter, 2009. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


 From the Cradle to the Labor Market? The Effect of Birth Weight on Adult Outcomes, Quarterly Journal of Economics, March 2007. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.


 The More the Merrier? The Effect of Family Size and Birth Order on Children’s Education Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2005. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes).


 Why the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far: Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Education, American Economic Review, March 2005. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes).


 Importing Equality? The Effects of Globalization on Gender Discrimination, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 57(4), 540-559, July 2004. (Joint with Elizabeth Brainerd).


 What’s Driving the New Economy: Understanding the Role of Workplace Practices, Economic Journal, 114(493), F97-116, February 2004. (Joint with Lisa Lynch).


 How Workers Fare When Employers Innovate, Industrial Relations,  43(1), 44-66, January 2004. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch and Anya Krivelyova).


 Entrepreneurship and Bank Structure, Journal of Finance, 57(6), 2807-33, December, 2002. (Joint with Philip Strahan).


 The Division of Spoils: Rent Sharing and Discrimination in a Regulated Industry, American Economic Review, 91(4), 814-31, September 2001. (Joint with Philip Strahan).


 How to Compete: The Impact of Workplace Practices and Information Technology on Productivity, Review of Economics and Statistics, 83(3), 434-445, August 2001. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch). Awarded Honorable Mention for the Minnesota Award honoring the best article published in a refereed journal on the role of institutions in the employment relationship or labor market in the last two years.


 The Rise of Female Professionals: Women’s Response to Rising Skill Demand, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 90(2), 450-455, May 2000. (Joint with Chinhui Juhn).


 Investigating the Link between Competition and Discrimination, Monthly Labor Review, December 1999.


 Do Better Schools Matter? Parental Valuation of Elementary Education, Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1999.


 Meet The New Borrowers, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Current Issues in Economics and Finance, February 1999. (Joint with Donald P. Morgan).


 Beyond the Incidence of Training, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 55(1), 6481, October 1998. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch).


 Measuring the Value of Better Schools, Economic Policy Review, March 1998.


The New Workplace: What Does It Mean for Productivity? Industrial Relations Research Association Papers and Proceedings, 60-67, 1998. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch).


Human Capital Strategy and Productivity Outcomes, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 86(2), 263-267, May 1996. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch).

 

Working Papers


Apply Yourself:  Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application (Joint with Kalena Cortes and Jane Lincove), NBER Working Paper #21368, July 2015


Poor Little Rich Kids?  The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth (Joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesl), NBER Working Paper #21409, July 2015.


On the Origins of Risk Taking (Joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesi), NBER Working Paper #21332, June 2015.


Healthy(?), Wealthy, and Wise:  Birth Order and Adult Health (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes), NBER Working Paper #21337, July 2015.


Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway, (Joint with Marianne Bertrand, Sissel Jensen, and Adriana Lleras-Muney).  NBER Working Paper #20256, July 2014, under revision for Review of Economic Studies.


This Is Only a Test? Long-Run and Intergenerational Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout, (Joint with Aline Bütikofer, Paul Devereux, and Kjell Salvanes).  NBER Working Paper #18987, most recent version July 2014. submitted.


Learning to Take Risks?  The Effect of Education on Equity Market Participation, (Joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesi) NBER Working Paper #21043, March 2015. under revision for Review of Financial Studies.


Efficacy vs. Equity:  What Happens When States Tinker with College Admissions in a Race-Blind Era? (Joint with Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove) NBER Working Paper #20804, under revision for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.


Born to Lead?  The Effect of Birth Order on Non-Cognitive Skills (Joint with Erik Grönqvist and Björn Öckert).


On the Origins of STEM:  The Role of High School STEM Coursework in Occupational Determination and Labor Market Success in Mid-Life (Joint with Ziwei He, Chandra Muller, and Alexandra Spitz-Oener).


Older and Wiser? Birth Order and IQ of Young Men.  NBER Working Paper #13237, July 2007. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)

 

Graduate Students


Emily Weisburst

Emily Weisburst is a 4th year Ph.D. student with a research focus in labor economics. Her work addresses topics in education, criminal justice and workplace productivity. She is currently studying the effects of school district desegregation court orders on long-term outcomes of students in Texas. Emily also works as a research associate for the RAND Corporation on joint projects with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that investigate aspects of developmental education initiatives in community colleges. Prior to graduate school, Emily worked as a research associate for Professor Paul Gompers at Harvard Business School and has a working paper with Paul Gompers, Yuhai Xuan and Vladimir Mukharlyamov on the gender performance gap in the venture capital industry.


SOME PREVIOUS GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Jeff Denning (BYU)

Qian Lu (Edgeworth Consulting)

Kaveh Majlesi (Lund University)

Chester Polson (FDIC)

Marcus Dillender (Upjohn Institute)

 


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