Peter J. Kuhn

Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara
2127 North Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Fax: 805/893-8830

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NBER Program Affiliations: LS
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at Santa Barbara

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2019How Costly is Turnover? Evidence from Retail
with Lizi Yu: w26179
December 2018Gender-Targeted Job Ads in the Recruitment Process: Evidence from China
with Kailing Shen, Shuo Zhang: w25365
April 2016The Age Twist in Employers’ Gender Requests: Evidence from Four Job Boards
with Miguel Delgado Helleseter, Kailing Shen: w22187

Published: Miguel Delgado Helleseter & Peter Kuhn & Kailing Shen, 2020. "The Age Twist in Employers’ Gender Requests," Journal of Human Resources, vol 55(2), pages 428-469.

October 2015Do Employers Prefer Migrant Workers? Evidence from a Chinese Job Board
with Kailing Shen: w21675

Published: Peter Kuhn & Kailing Shen, 2015. "Do employers prefer migrant workers? Evidence from a Chinese job board," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, vol 4(1). citation courtesy of

November 2013Making Nutritional Information Digestible: Effects of a Receipt-Based Intervention on Restaurant Purchases
with Kelly Bedard: w19654

Published: Journal of Health Economics Volume 39, January 2015, Pages 106–122 Cover image Micro-marketing healthier choices: Effects of personalized ordering suggestions on restaurant purchases ☆ Kelly Bedard1, , Peter Kuhn,

August 2013Are Women More Attracted to Cooperation Than Men?
with Marie-Claire Villeval: w19277

Published: Peter Kuhn & Marie Claire Villeval, 2015. "Are Women More Attracted to Co‐operation Than Men?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 125(582), pages 115-140, 02. citation courtesy of

September 2011Gender Discrimination in Job Ads: Theory and Evidence
with Kailing Shen: w17453

Published: “Gender Discrimination in Job Ads: Evidence from China” Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(1) (February 2013) (with Kaling Shen).

September 2010Competition and the Ratchet Effect
with Gary Charness, Marie-Claire Villeval: w16325

Published: Gary Charness & Peter Kuhn & Marie Claire Villeval, 2011. "Competition and the Ratchet Effect," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 29(3), pages 513 - 547. citation courtesy of

April 2010Lab Labor: What Can Labor Economists Learn from the Lab?
with Gary Charness: w15913

Published: “Lab Labor: What Can Labor Economist s Learn from the Lab?” (with Gary Charness), in Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, eds., Handbook of Labor Economics , volume 4 A . Amsterdam : North Holland, 2011, pp. 229 - 330.

December 2009Employers' Preferences for Gender, Age, Height and Beauty: Direct Evidence
with Kailing Shen: w15564
November 2009Bidding for Brains: Intellectual Property Rights and the International Migration of Knowledge Workers
with Carol McAusland: w15486

Published: McAusland, Carol & Kuhn, Peter, 2011. "Bidding for brains: Intellectual property rights and the international migration of knowledge workers," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(1), pages 77-87, May. citation courtesy of

May 2008The Own and Social Effects of an Unexpected Income Shock: Evidence from the Dutch Postcode Lottery
with Peter Kooreman, Adriaan R. Soetevent, Arie Kapteyn: w14035

Published: “ The Effects of Lottery Prizes on Winners and Their Neighbors : Evidence from the Dutch Postcode Lottery” (with Peter Koorem a n, Adriaan Soetevent, and A rie Kapteyn) American Economic Review 101 (5) (August 2011). pp 2226 - 2247

December 2006The International Migration of Knowledge Workers: When is Brain Drain Beneficial?
with Carol McAusland: w12761
March 2006The Narrowing of the U.S. Gender Earnings Gap, 1959-1999: A Cohort-Based Analysis
with Catherine Weinberger: w12115
January 2006Incentives and Effort in the Public Sector: Have U.S. Education Reforms Increased Teachers' Work Hours?
with Christiana Stoddard: w11970

Published: “Incentives and Effort in the Public Sector: Have U.S. Education Reforms Increased Teachers’ Work Hours?” Economics of Education Review 27 (1) (February 2008): 1-13 (with Christiana Stoddard)

The Long-Term Effects of a Generous Income Support Program: Unemployment Insurance in New Brunswick and Maine, 1940-1991
with Chris Riddell: w11932

Published: Kuhn, Peter and Chris Riddell. "The Long-Run Effects of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from New Brunswick and Maine, 1940-1991." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 63, 2 (January 2010): 183-204.

December 2005The Expanding Workweek? Understanding Trends in Long Work Hours Among U.S. Men, 1979-2004
with Fernando Lozano: w11895

Published: Peter Kuhn & Fernando Lozano, 2008. "The Expanding Workweek? Understanding Trends in Long Work Hours among U.S. Men, 1979-2006," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 26(2), pages 311-343, 04.

November 2005Pay Inequality, Pay Secrecy, and Effort: Theory and Evidence
with Gary Charness: w11786

Published: Gary Charness & Peter Kuhn, 2007. "Does Pay Inequality Affect Worker Effort? Experimental Evidence," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 25, pages 693-723.

January 1991Immigration, International Trade, and the Wages of Native Workers
with Ian Wooton
in Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market, John M. Abowd and Richard B. Freeman, editors
December 1982Malfeasance in Long Term Employment Contracts: A New General Model with an Application to Unionism
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