David A. Macpherson

Research Fellow

Trinity University

David A. Macpherson is the E.M. Stevens Distinguished Professor Economics at Trinity University. Previously, he was the Rod and Hope Brim Eminent Scholar of Economics and Director of the Pepper Institute of Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University. Macpherson is an applied labor economist whose research focuses on wage and fringe benefit determination in U.S. labor markets.

Recent work includes the study of participant direction in pension funds, firm size wage differential, and earnings in regulated and previously regulated industries. He is co-author of Contemporary Labor Economics, Economics: Private and Public Choice, and Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey. Macpherson also co-authored Pensions and Productivity with Stuart Dorsey and Christopher Cornwell.

Publications have appeared in the Journal of Labor Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Human Resources. He received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12000
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2019, 40 (1), 1 - 23
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10571
published in: Bruce Seaman and Dennis Young (eds.), Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management, 2nd ed., Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2018, pp. 146-179
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9324
revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Relations, first published online September 4, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7092
revised version published as "The Effect of the Tipped Minimum Wage on Employees in the U.S. Restaurant Industry" in: Southern Economic Journal, 2014, 80 (3), 633-655
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5256
revised version published in: Economic Inquiry, 2014, 52 (3), 1173-1189
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4088
published in: Industrial Relations, 2010, 49(2), 190–208
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4082
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2012, 78(4), 1181-1201
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2376
published in: Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2008, 7 (1), 67-93
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