Department of Economics
270 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Boston University
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|August 2018||The Determinants of Teachers' Occupational Choice|
with Maria Dolores Palacios: w24883
|July 2018||The Sad Truth About Happiness Scales: Empirical Results|
with Timothy N. Bond: w24853
|The Promise and Pitfalls of Differences-in-Differences: Reflections on ‘16 and Pregnant’ and Other Applications|
with Ariella Kahn-Lang: w24857
|April 2017||Ben-Porath meets Lazear: Lifetime Skill Investment and Occupation Choice with Multiple Skills|
with Costas Cavounidis: w23367
|December 2016||Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased|
with Rania Gihleb: w22927
|July 2016||A Test of Adverse Selection in the Market for Experienced Workers|
with Russell Weinstein: w22387
|October 2015||Discrimination and Worker Evaluation|
with Costas Cavounidis: w21612
|January 2015||Does Competition Eliminate Discrimination? Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in Singapore|
with Huailu Li, Kaiwen Leong: w20911
Published: Huailu Li & Kevin Lang & Kaiwen Leong, 2018. "Does Competition Eliminate Discrimination? Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in Singapore," The Economic Journal, vol 128(611), pages 1570-1608. citation courtesy of
|March 2014||The Sad Truth About Happiness Scales|
with Timothy N. Bond: w19950
- Bond, Timothy N., and Kevin Lang. "The Sad Truth about Happiness Scales" Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming).
- Timothy N. Bond & Kevin Lang, 2019. "The Sad Truth about Happiness Scales," Journal of Political Economy, vol 127(4), pages 1629-1640.
|November 2013||The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing Before Roe v Wade|
with Russell Weinstein: w19627
Published: Kevin Lang Jr. & Russell Weinstein Jr., 2015. "The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing before Roe v. Wade," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 7(4), pages 169-97, October. citation courtesy of
|July 2013||The Black-White Education-Scaled Test-Score Gap in Grades K-7|
with Timothy N. Bond: w19243
Published: Timothy N. Bond & Kevin Lang, 2018. "The Black–White Education Scaled Test-Score Gap in Grades K-7," Journal of Human Resources, vol 53(4), pages 891-917. citation courtesy of
|June 2013||The Effect of High School Exit Exams on Graduation, Employment, Wages and Incarceration|
with Olesya Baker: w19182
|The Wage Effects of Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Certifications: Better Data, Somewhat Different Results|
with Russell Weinstein: w19135
Published: Lang, Kevin & Weinstein, Russell, 2013. "The wage effects of not-for-profit and for-profit certifications: Better data, somewhat different results," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 230-243. citation courtesy of
|June 2012||Evaluating Student Outcomes at For-Profit Colleges|
with Russell Weinstein: w18201
Published: Lang, K. and Weinstein, R. "The Wage Effects of Not-For-Profit and For-Profit Certifications: Better Data, Somewhat Different Results," Labor Economics, (October 2013) 230-43
|March 2012||The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades K-3: The Fragility of Results|
with Timothy N. Bond: w17960
Published: Timothy N. Bond & Kevin Lang, 2013. "The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades Kâ3: The Fragility of Results," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 95(5), pages 1468-1479, December. citation courtesy of
|November 2011||A Theory of Monitoring and Internal Labor Markets|
with Gautam Bose: w17623
|September 2011||Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: Theory and Empirics|
with Jee-Yeon K. Lehmann: w17450
Published: Kevin Lang & Jee-Yeon K. Lehmann, 2012. "Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: Theory and Empirics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 50(4), pages 959-1006, December. citation courtesy of
|January 2011||Why Is an Elite Undergraduate Education Valuable? Evidence from Israel|
with Erez Siniver: w16730
Published: Lang, Kevin & Siniver, Erez, 2011. "Why is an elite undergraduate education valuable? Evidence from Israel," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 767-777. citation courtesy of
|August 2009||School Entry, Educational Attainment and Quarter of Birth: A Cautionary Tale of LATE|
with Rashmi Barua: w15236
|July 2009||Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants|
with Deepti Goel: w15186
Published: Deepti Goel & Kevin Lang, 2019. "Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants," ILR Review, vol 72(2), pages 355-381. citation courtesy of
|April 2007||Worker Sorting, Taxes and Health Insurance Coverage|
with Hong Kang: w13066
|August 2006||The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing|
with Adam Ashcraft: w12485
|The Return to English in a Non-English Speaking Country: Russian Immigrants and Native Israelis in Israel|
with Erez Siniver: w12464
Published: Kevin Lang & Erez Siniver, 2009.
"The Return to English in a Non-English Speaking Country: Russian Immigrants and Native Israelis in Israel,"
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy,
Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 9(1).
citation courtesy of
|May 2006||Education and Labor-Market Discrimination|
with Michael Manove: w12257
Published: Kevin Lang & Michael Manove, 2011. "Education and Labor Market Discrimination," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(4), pages 1467-96, June. citation courtesy of
|August 2003||The Pricing of Job Characteristics When Markets Do Not Clear: Theory and Implications|
with Sumon Majumdar: w9911
Published: Lang, Kavin and Sumon Majumdar. "The Pricing Of Job Characteristics When Markets Do Not Clear: Theory And Policy Implications," International Economic Review, 2004, v45(4,Nov), 1111-1128.
|March 2003||The Effect of the Payroll Tax on Earnings: A Test of Competing Models of Wage Determination|
|October 2002||How Important are Classroom Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program|
with Joshua D. Angrist: w9263
Published: Angrist, Joshua D. and Kevin Lang. "Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence From Boston's Metco Program," American Economic Review, 2004, v94(5,Dec), 1613-1634.
|June 2000||Language-Skill Complementarity: Returns to Immigrant Language Acquisition|
with Eli Berman, Erez Siniver: w7737
Published: Berman, Eli & Lang, Kevin & Siniver, Erez, 2003. "Language-skill complementarity: returns to immigrant language acquisition," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 265-290, June. citation courtesy of
|September 1993||Bilateral Search as an Explanation for Labor Market Segmentation and Other Anomalies|
with William T. Dickens: w4461
|June 1992||Labor Market Segmentation Theory: Reconsidering the Evidence|
with William T. Dickens: w4087
Published: Published as "Labor Market Segmentation and the Union Wage Premium", Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 70, no. 3 (1988): 527-530.
|May 1992||Labor Market Segmentation, Wage Dispersion and Unemployment|
with William T. Dickens: w4073
Published: William Darity Jr., ed. Labor Economics: Problems in Analyzing Labor Markets. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.
|April 1992||Does the Human-Capital/Educational-Sorting Debate Matter for Development Policy?|
Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 84, no. 1 (1994): 353-358. citation courtesy of
|July 1991||An Analysis of the Nature of Unemployment in Sri Lanka|
with William T. Dickens: w3777
Published: Dickens, William T. and Kevin Lang. "An Analysis Of The Nature Of Unemployment In Sri Landa," Journal of Development Studies, 1995, v31(4), 620-636.
|January 1991||Undocumented Mexican-born Workers in the United States: How Many, How Permanent?|
with George J. Borjas, Richard B. Freeman
in Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market, John M. Abowd and Richard B. Freeman, editors
|July 1988||The Effects of Hours Constraints on Labor Supply Estimates|
with Shulamit Kahn: w2647
Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 73, no. 4 (1991): 605-611. citation courtesy of
|August 1987||A Goodness of Fit Test of Dual Labor Market Theory|
with William T. Dickens: w2350
Published: Published as "A Test of Dual Labor Market Theory", American Economic Review , Vol. 75, no.4 (1985): 792-805.
|Employee Crime, Monitoring, and the Efficiency Wage Hypothesis|
with William T. Dickens, Lawrence F. Katz, Lawrence H. Summers: w2356
- Inter-American Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 321-357, (Spring 1989).
- "Employee Crime and the Monitoring Puzzle." From Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 331-347, (July 1989).
|May 1987||Constraints on the Choice of Work Hours: Agency vs. Specific-Capital|
with Shulamit Kahn: w2238
Published: Shulamit Kahn & Kevin Lang, 1992. "Constraints on the Choice of Work Hours: Agency Versus Specific-Capital," The Journal of Human Resources, vol 27(4).
|March 1987||Why Was there Mandatory Retirement? or the Impossibility of Efficient Bonding Contracts|
Published: Journal of Public Economics, 1989
|1987||Neoclassical and Sociological Perspectives on Segmented Labor Markets|
with William T. Dickens: w2127
Published: Industries, Firms and Jobs: Sociological and Economic Approaches, (ed) G. Farkas and P. England, Plenum Press: New York, 1988.
|June 1986||Are Efficiency Wages Efficient?|
with William T. Dickens, Lawrence F. Katz: w1935
Published: Journal of Labor Economic, Vol 7, July 1989
|April 1986||Labor Market Segmentation and the Union Wage Premium|
with William T. Dickens: w1883
Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 527-530, August 1988. citation courtesy of
|July 1985||Testing Dual Labor Market Theory: A Reconsideration of the Evidence|
with William T. Dickens: w1670
Published: Dickens, William T. and Kevin Lang. "A Test Of Dual Labor Market Theory," American Economic Review, 1985, v75(4), 792-805.
|April 1984||A Test of Dual Labor Market Theory|
with William T. Dickens: w1314
Published: Dickens, William T. and Kevin Lang. "A Test of Dual Labor Market Theory." American Economic Review, Vol. 75, No. 4, (Steptember 1985), pp. 792-805. citation courtesy of