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. 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.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6132
Barry Hirsch, Bruce E. Kaufman, Tetyana Zelenska
revised version published in: Industrial Relations, 2015, 54 (2), 188-239
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5347
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (2), 407-416
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5342
published in: Cynthia Estlund and Michael Wachter (eds.), Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law, Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 107-145
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3956
published in: William Breit and Barry T. Hirsch (eds.), Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists, 5th ed., Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3833
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2012, 78 (4), 1096-1119.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3375
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2008, 74 (4), 915-933
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 741
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2004, 22 (1), 189-210
IZA Discussion Paper No. 740
Barry Hirsch, Stephen L. Mehay
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38 (3), 673-700
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