W. Bentley MacLeod
Department of Economics
420 West 118th Street, MC 3308
New York, NY 10027
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Columbia University
Information about this author at RePEc
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|October 2018||Is Education Consumption or Investment? Implications for the Effect of School Competition|
with Miguel Urquiola: w25117
|August 2018||Understanding Doctor Decision Making: The Case of Depression|
with Janet M. Currie: w24955
|April 2016||Optimal Contracting with Subjective Evaluation: The Effects of Timing, Malfeasance and Guile|
with Teck Yong Tan: w22156
Published: W. Bentley Macleod, 2003. "Optimal Contracting with Subjective Evaluation," American Economic Review, vol 93(1), pages 216-240.
|March 2016||Viewpoint: The Human Capital Approach to Inference|
- W. Bentley MacLeod, 2017. "Viewpoint: The human capital approach to inference," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 50(1), pages 5-39, February. citation courtesy of
- W. Bentley MacLeod, 2017. "Viewpoint: The human capital approach to inference," Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, vol 50(1), pages 5-39.
|Selection and Incentive Effects of Elections: Evidence from State Supreme Courts|
with Elliott Ash: w22071
|June 2015||The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes|
with Evan Riehl, Juan E. Saavedra, Miguel Urquiola: w21230
Published: W. Bentley MacLeod & Evan Riehl & Juan E. Saavedra & Miguel Urquiola, 2017. "The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 9(3), pages 223-261, July. citation courtesy of
|May 2015||Physician Practice Style and Patient Health Outcomes: The Case of Heart Attacks|
with Janet Currie, Jessica Van Parys: w21218
Published: Janet Currie, W. Bentley MacLeod, Jessica Van Parys, Provider practice style and patient health outcomes: The case of heart attacks, Journal of Health Economics, Volume 47, 2016, Pages 64-80, ISSN 0167-6296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2016.01.013.
|November 2014||Intrinsic Motivation in Public Service: Theory and Evidence from State Supreme Courts|
with Elliott Ash: w20664
Published: Elliott Ash & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2015. "Intrinsic Motivation in Public Service: Theory and Evidence from State Supreme Courts," The Journal of Law and Economics, vol 58(4), pages 863-913.
|April 2013||Diagnosing Expertise: Human Capital, Decision Making and Performance Among Physicians|
with Janet Currie: w18977
Published: Janet Currie & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2017. "Diagnosing Expertise: Human Capital, Decision Making, and Performance among Physicians," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 35(1), pages 1-43. citation courtesy of
|June 2010||Great Expectations: Law, Employment Contracts, and Labor Market Performance|
Published: Great Expectations: Law, Employment Contracts, and Labor Market Per- formance, in Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol 4, edited by O. Ashenfel- ter and D. Card, 2011, pp 1591-1696.
|Contracts between Legal Persons|
with Lewis A. Kornhauser: w16049
Published: “Contracts between Legal Persons,” with Lewis Kornhauser, in The Hand- book of Organizational Economics , Robert Gibbons and John Roberts, editors, December 2012, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
|October 2009||Accidental Death and the Rule of Joint and Several Liability|
with Daniel Carvell, Janet Currie: w15412
Published: Daniel Carvell & Janet Currie & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2012. "Accidental death and the rule of joint and several liability," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 43(1), pages 51-77, 03. citation courtesy of
|June 2009||Anti-Lemons: School Reputation and Educational Quality|
with Miguel Urquiola: w15112
|April 2008||Institutions and Contract Enforcement|
with Armin Falk, David Huffman: w13961
Published: Armin Falk & David Huffman & W. Bentley Macleod, 2015. "Institutions and Contract Enforcement," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 33(3), pages 571 - 590. citation courtesy of
|Contracting in the Shadow of the Law|
with Surajeet Chakravarty: w13960
Published: Surajeet Chakravarty & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2009.
"Contracting in the shadow of the law,"
RAND Journal of Economics,
RAND Corporation, vol. 40(3), pages 533-557.
citation courtesy of
|May 2007||Performance Pay and Wage Inequality|
with Thomas Lemieux, Daniel Parent: w13128
Published: Thomas Lemieux & W. Bentley MacLeod & Daniel Parent, 2009. "Performance Pay and Wage Inequality-super-," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 124(1), pages 1-49, February. citation courtesy of
|August 2006||First Do No Harm?: Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes|
with Janet Currie: w12478
Published: Janet Currie & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2008. "First Do No Harm? Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 123(2), pages 795-830, 05. citation courtesy of
|January 2003||Cut to the Bone? Hospital Takeovers and Nurse Employment Contracts|
with Janet Currie, Mehdi Farsi: w9428
Published: Janet Currie & Mehdi Farsi & W. Bentley Macleod, 2005. "Cut to the bone? Hospital takeovers and nurse employment contracts," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 58(3), pages 494-514, April. citation courtesy of
|September 1998||Supply Side Hysterisis: The Case of the Canadian Unemployment InsuranceSystem|
with Thomas Lemieux: w6732
Published: Lemieux, Thomas and W. Bentley MacLeod. "Supply Side Hysteresis: The Case Of The Canadian Unemployment Insurance System," Journal of Public Economics, 2000, v78(1-2,Oct), 139-170. citation courtesy of