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John T. Addison
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Addison John T. Addison is Professor of Economics at the University of South Carolina (U.S.A.) and at the University of Durham (U.K.), and is Professor Catedratico Convidado at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Addison is concurrently research fellow at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, and the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis. Addison was educated at the London School of Economics (B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D). In 1997 he was John M. Olin Visiting Professor of Labor Economics and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis. Addison has published widely in the major economics and labor economics journals, including the Journal of Business, Review of Economics & Statistics, American Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. He is the author/editor of a number of labor economics texts, including The Market for Labor: An Analytical Treatment(with W. Stanley Siebert), The Economic Analysis of Unions: New Approaches and Evidence(with Barry T. Hirsch), Job Displacement: Consequences and Implications for Policy, Labor Markets and Social Security(with Paul J.J. Welfens), The International Handbook of Trade Unions (with Claus Schnabel), Recent Development in Labor Economics, and, most recently, The Economics of Codetermination: Lessons from the German Experience. His immediate research interests are minimum wages, the erosion of collective bargaining, high dimensional fixed effects models of wage variation, and female promotion and earnings.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2001.
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IZA World of Labor article: The consequences of trade union power erosion
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
8420  John T. Addison
McKinley L. Blackburn
Chad Cotti
On the Robustness of Minimum Wage Effects: Geographically-Disparate Trends and Job Growth Equations
8359  John T. Addison
Arnd Kölling
Paulino Teixeira
Changes in Bargaining Status and Intra-Plant Wage Dispersion in Germany: A Case of (Almost) Plus Ça Change?
8257  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Jens Stephani
Lutz Bellmann
Union Decline and the Coverage Wage Gap in Germany
8125  John T. Addison
Pedro Portugal
José Varejão
Labour Demand Research: Towards a Better Match between Better Theory and Better Data
(forthcoming in: Labour Economics)
7871  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Katalin Evers
Lutz Bellmann
Collective Bargaining and Innovation in Germany: Cooperative Industrial Relations?
7474  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Katalin Evers
Lutz Bellmann
Indicative and Updated Estimates of the Collective Bargaining Premium in Germany
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 53 (1), 125-157.)
7276  Sónia Torres
Pedro Portugal
John T. Addison
Paulo Guimaraes
The Sources of Wage Variation: A Three-Way High-Dimensional Fixed Effects Regression Model
6873  John T. Addison
Orgul Demet Ozturk
Si Wang
Promotion and Wages in Mid-Career: Gender, Unionism, and Sector
(revised version published as 'The Role of Gender in Promotion and Pay over a Career' in: Journal of Human Capital, 2014, 8 (3), 280-317)
6658  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Katalin Evers
Lutz Bellmann
Is the Erosion Thesis Overblown? Evidence from the Orientation of Uncovered Employers
6036  John T. Addison
McKinley L. Blackburn
Chad Cotti
Minimum Wage Increases Under Straightened Circumstances
(revised version published as 'Minimum wage increases in a recessionary environment' in: Labour Economics, 2013, 23, 30-39)
5987  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Alex Bryson
André Pahnke
The Structure of Collective Bargaining and Worker Representation: Change and Persistence in the German Model
(revised version published as 'Collective Agreement Status and Survivability: Change and Persistence in the German Model' in: Labour, 2013, 27 (3), 288-309)
5170  John T. Addison
Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher
Thomas Kuhn
The Dilemma of Delegating Search: Budgeting in Public Employment Services
5162  John T. Addison
Orgul Demet Ozturk
Minimum Wages, Labor Market Institutions, and Female Employment and Unemployment: A Cross-Country Analysis
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2012, 65 (4), 779-809)
5077  John T. Addison
José Machado
Pedro Portugal
The Reservation Wage Unemployment Duration Nexus
(published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 75 (6), 980-987.)
5030  John T. Addison
Alex Bryson
Paulino Teixeira
André Pahnke
Lutz Bellmann
The State of Collective Bargaining and Worker Representation in Germany: The Erosion Continues
4760  John T. Addison
Alex Bryson
Paulino Teixeira
André Pahnke
Slip Sliding Away: Further Union Decline in Germany and Britain
(published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 58 (4), 490 - 518)
4502  John T. Addison
Alex Bryson
Paulino Teixeira
André Pahnke
Lutz Bellmann
The Extent of Collective Bargaining and Workplace Representation: Transitions between States and their Determinants. A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Great Britain
(revised version published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 60 (2), 182-209.)
4444  John T. Addison
Chad Cotti
Christopher J. Surfield
Atypical Work: Who Gets It, and Where Does It Lead? Some U.S. Evidence Using the NLSY79
(revised version published as 'Atypical Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends? Evidence from the NLSY79' in: The Manchester School, [Online First])
4202  John T. Addison
Ralph Bailey
W. Stanley Siebert
Wage Dispersion in a Partially Unionized Labor Force
4065  John T. Addison
Christopher J. Surfield
Atypical Work and Employment Continuity
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2009, 48 (4), 655-683)
3918  John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Worker Directors: A German Product that Didn't Export?
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2011, 50 (2), 354-374)
3608  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
André Pahnke
Paulino Teixeira
A Note on the Determinants and Consequences of Outsourcing Using German Data
(published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung/Journal of Labor Market Research, 2011, 44(3), 231-244)
3597  John T. Addison
McKinley L. Blackburn
Chad Cotti
New Estimates of the Effects of Minimum Wages in the U.S. Retail Trade Sector
(published in: Labour Economics, 2009, 16 (4), 397-408)
3357  John T. Addison
Mario Centeno
Pedro Portugal
Unemployment Benefits and Reservation Wages: Key Elasticities from a Stripped-Down Job Search Approach
(published in: Economica, 2010, 77 (305), 46–59)
3300  John T. Addison
McKinley L. Blackburn
Chad Cotti
The Effect of Minimum Wages on Wages and Employment: County-Level Estimates for the United States
(published online in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2012, 50 (3), 412-435.)
3294  John T. Addison
Clive R. Belfield
Unions, Training, and Firm Performance
(published in: Journal of Labor Market Research/Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, 2007, 40 (4), 361-381)
3289  John T. Addison
Mario Centeno
Pedro Portugal
Do Reservation Wages Really Decline? Some International Evidence on the Determinants of Reservation Wages
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2009, 30 (1), 1 - 8)
3065  John T. Addison
Clive R. Belfield
The Determinants of Performance Appraisal Systems: A Note (Do Brown and Heywood’s Results for Australia Hold Up for Britain?)
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2008, 46 (3), 521 - 531)
3016  John T. Addison
Pedro Portugal
How Do Different Entitlements to Unemployment Benefits Affect the Transitions from Unemployment into Employment?
(published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 101 (3), 206-209)
2474  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Thomas Zwick
Works Councils and the Anatomy of Wages
(published as 'German Work Councils and the Anatomy of Wages' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2010, 63(2), 247-270)
2381  John T. Addison
Politico-Economic Causes of Labor Regulation in the United States: Rent Seeking, Alliances, Raising Rivals' Costs (Even Lowering One's Own?), and Interjurisdictional Competition
(published in: R. Vaubel and P. Bernholz (eds.), Political Competition and Economic Regulation, London: Routledge 2007)
2325  John T. Addison
Christopher J. Surfield
Does Atypical Work Help the Jobless? Evidence from a CAEAS/CPS Cohort Analysis
(published in: Applied Economics, 2009, 41 (9), 1077 - 1087 )
2000  John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The (Parlous) State of German Unions
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2007, 28 (1), 3-18)
1968  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Does the Quality of Industrial Relations Matter for the Macro Economy? A Cross-Country Analysis Using Strikes Data
(published as 'Are Good Industrial Relations Good for the Economy?' in: German Economic Review, 2009, 10 (3), 253 - 269)
1866  John T. Addison
C. R. Barrett
W. Stanley Siebert
Building Blocks in the Economics of Mandates
(published in: Portuguese Economic Journal, 2006, 5 (2), 69 - 87)
1780  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
Thorsten Schank
Paulino Teixeira
The Demand for Labor: An Analysis Using Matched Employer-Employee Data from the German LIAB. Will the High Unskilled Worker Own-Wage Elasticity Please Stand Up?
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2008, 29 (2), 114-137)
1620  John T. Addison
The Determinants of Firm Performance: Unions, Works Councils, and Employee Involvement/High Performance Work Practices
(published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 52 (3), 406-450)
1477  John T. Addison
Christopher J. Surfield
‘Atypical Work’ and Compensation
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2007, 73(4), 1038–1065)
1473  John T. Addison
Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Do Works Councils Inhibit Investment?
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2007, 60 (2), 187-203)
1414  Joachim Wagner
John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Thorsten Schank
Works Councils, Labor Productivity and Plant Heterogeneity: Evidence from Quantile Regressions
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik , 2006, 226 (5), 505-518)
1378  John T. Addison
Christopher J. Surfield
The Use of Alternative Work Arrangements by the Jobless: Evidence from the CAEAS/CPS
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2006, 27(2), 149-162)
1314  John T. Addison
Mario Centeno
Pedro Portugal
Key Elasticities in Job Search Theory: International Evidence
(published as 'Unemployment Benefits and Reservation Wages: Key Elasticities from a Stripped-Down Job Search Approach' in Economica, 2010, 77 (305), 46-59.)
1264  John T. Addison
Clive R. Belfield
Unions, Training, and Firm Performance: Evidence from the British Workplace Employee Relations Survey
(published as 'Unions, Training, and Firm Performance' in: Journal of Labor Market Research/Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, 2007, 40 (4), 361-381)
1252  John T. Addison
Mario Centeno
Pedro Portugal
Reservation Wages, Search Duration, and Accepted Wages in Europe
1188  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
The Effect of Worker Representation on Employment Behavior in Germany: Another Case of -2.5%
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2006, 45 (1), 1-25)
978  John T. Addison
Pedro Portugal
How Does the Unemployment Insurance System Shape the Time Profile of Jobless Duration?
(published in: Economics Letters, 2004, 85 (2), 229-234)
954  Pedro Portugal
John T. Addison
Six Ways to Leave Unemployment
(published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 55 (4), 393 - 419)
943  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
What Have We Learned About the Employment Effects of Severance Pay? Further Iterations of Lazear et al.
(published in: Empirica, 2005, 32 (3-4), 345-368)
878  John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The Course of Research into the Economic Consequences of German Works Councils
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2004, 42 (2), 255-281)
862  John T. Addison
Clive R. Belfield
Union Voice
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2004, 25 (4), 563-597)
812  John T. Addison
Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
German Works Councils in the Production Process
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2006, 126 (2), 251-283)
724  John T. Addison
Ralph Bailey
W. Stanley Siebert
The Impact of Deunionisation on Earnings Dispersion Revisited
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2007, 26, 337-363)
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John T. Addison
W. Stanley Siebert
Changes in Collective Bargaining in the U.K.
(published in: John T. Addison and Claus Schnabel (eds.), International Handbook of Trade Unions, Cheltenham and Northampton, 2003, 415-460)
495  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
German Works Councils Old and New: Incidence, Coverage and Determinants
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 123 (3), 2003, 339-358)
479  John T. Addison
Clive R. Belfield
Unions and Employment Growth: The One Constant?
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2004, 43 (2), 305-323)
474  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
Arnd Kölling
Unions, Works Councils and Plant Closings in Germany
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2004, 42 (1), 125-148)
455  John T. Addison
Clive R. Belfield
Unions and Establishment Performance: Evidence from the British Workplace Industrial/Employee Relations Surveys
(published in: Phanindra V. Wunnava (ed.), The Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation, Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, April 2004)
422  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The Long Awaited Reform of the German Works Constitution Act
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2004, 43 (2), 392-420)
391  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
Employment Adjustment in Portugal: Evidence from Aggregate and Firm Data
(published in: International Economics and Economic Policy, 2005, 1 (4), 329-348)
381  John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira
The Economics of Employment Protection
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2003, 24 (1), 85-129)
352  John T. Addison
John S. Heywood
Xiangdong Wei
Unions and Plant Closings in Britain: New Evidence from the 1990/98 WERS
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2003, 69 (4), 822-841)
350  John T. Addison
Pedro Portugal
Unemployment Duration: Competing and Defective Risks
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38 (1), 156-191)
349  John T. Addison
Pedro Portugal
Job Search Methods and Outcomes
(published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2002, 54 (3), 505-533)
 

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