Barry Hirsch is the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Department of Economics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Hirsch is an applied labor economist whose research focuses on wage determination in U.S. labor markets. Recent work includes the study of union wage gaps, Census earnings imputation methods, and earnings in regulated and previously regulated industries. Hirsch has authored The Economic Analysis of Unions: New Approaches and Evidence (with J. Addison, 1986) and Labor Unions and the Economic Performance of Firms (1991), and is co-editor (with W. Breit) of Lives of the Laureates, 5th ed., MIT Press (2009). Recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Labor Economics and Journal of Human Resources. He is on several editorial boards, including Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, and the Southern Economic Journal. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2003.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2941
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2008, 27 (5), 517-535
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2930
published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, 22 (1), 153-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2384
published in: D. Lee (ed.), Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. 2: The Economics of Airline Institutions, Operations and Marketing, Elsevier 2007
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2362
published in: Florida State University Law Review, 2007, 34 (4), 1133-1180
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1846
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24 (3), 483-519
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1261
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2005, 58 (4), 525-551
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1154
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2005, 24 (5), 969-989
IZA Discussion Paper No. 892
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2004, 25 (3), 415-455
IZA Discussion Paper No. 795
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2004, 25 (2), 233-266
IZA Discussion Paper No. 783
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2004, 22 (3), 689-722
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