Michael Ransom completed his Ph. D. in Economics at Princeton University in 1983. He began his career at the University of Arizona. He is currently Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he has taught since 1988. He has also taught at Princeton University as a visiting professor. He currently serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Economic Policy. He formerly served on the editorial boards of American Economic Review and Economic Inquiry.

His recent research examines a variety of topics, including male/female differences in labor market outcomes, monopsony in the labor market, retirement savings, and issues related to the academic labor market.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2003.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11110
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2018, 64 (1), 75-89
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10193
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2017, 45, 129-171
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7001
published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014, 12(3), 315-338.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6960
revised version published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 82(2), 430–452
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5437
published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2013, 66 (2), 346-379.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4915
published as 'Labor Market Monopsony' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28 (4), 203 - 210
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4271
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28 (2), 331 - 335
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2939
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (1), 228 - 243
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1870
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28(2), 267-289
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