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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Publications

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. 10245
published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 147 (October), 160-163.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9631
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2017, 84 (1), 26-51
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9630
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 5:4
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8449
revised version published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2016, 83 (2), 501-526
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8388
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2015, 40, 213-275
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7313
published in: Michael Green and Samuel Estreicher (eds.), The Challenge for Collective Bargaining: Proceedings of the NYU 65th Annual Conference on Labor, LexisNexis, 2013
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6766
revised version published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2014, 60 (4), 930-947
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6757
published in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 53 (1), 1-27.
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