David Neumark







Research Papers









New and recent work:

Small Cash Incentives Can Encourage Primary Care Visits by Low-Income People with New Health Care Coverage.” Cathy J. Bradley and David Neumark (Health Affairs, 2017, Vol. 36, pp. 1376-84). Description: floppy


“Reply to Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies.” David Neumark and William Wascher (ILR Review, 2017, Vol. 70, pp. 593-609). Description: floppy


Data and code for “The Employment Effects of State Hiring Credits.” David Neumark and Diego Grijalva (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, forthcoming).Description: floppy


"Experimental Age Discrimination Evidence and the Heckman Critique.” David Neumark, Ian Burn, and Patrick Button (American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2016, Vol. 106, pp. 303-308). Description: floppy


"Policy Levers to Increase Jobs from Income and Work after the Great Recession.” David Neumark (IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2016, Vol. 5, No. 6, on-line). Description: floppy


"The “Business Climate” and Economic Inequality.” David Neumark and Jennifer Muz (Review of Income and Wealth, 2016, Vol. 1, pp. 161-180). Description: floppy


"Work Continuation while Treated for Breast Cancer: The Role of Workplace Accommodations.” David Neumark, Cathy J. Bradley, Miguel Henry, and Bassam Dahman (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, Vol. 68, pp. 916-954). Description: floppy


“Place-Based Policies.” David Neumark and Helen Simpson (In Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 5, 2015, Gilles Duranton, J. Vernon Henderson, and William C. Strange, Eds. (Amsterdam: Elsevier), pp. 1197-1287.) Description: floppy


"More On Recent Evidence on the Effects of Minimum Wages in the United States.” David Neumark, J.M. Ian Salas, and William Wascher (IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2014, Vol. 3, No. 24, on-line). Description: floppy (Data and code available at: https://sites.google.com/site/jmisalas/data-and-code.)


"Employment Effects of Minimum Wages.” David Neumark (IZA World of Labor).  Description: floppy

"Did Age Discrimination Protections Help Older Workers Weather the Great Recession?” David Neumark and Patrick Button (Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014, Vol. 33, pp. 566-601). Description: floppy

"Beaches, Sunshine, and Public Sector Pay: Theory and Evidence on Amenities and Rent Extraction by Government Worker.” Jan Brueckner and David Neumark (American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014, Vol. 6, pp. 198-230). Description: floppy

"Do Labor Market Networks Have an Important Spatial Dimension?” Judith K. Hellerstein, Mark J. Kutzbach, and David Neumark (Journal of Urban Economics, 2014, Vol. 79, pp. 39-58). Description: floppy

 “Revisiting the Minimum Wage-Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?,David Neumark, J. M. Ian Salas, and William Wascher (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2014, Vol. 67, pp. 608-648). Description: floppy (Data and code available at: https://sites.google.com/site/jmisalas/data-and-code.)


"Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective?” David Neumark and Joanne Song (Journal of Public Economics, 2013, Vol. 108, pp. 1-16). Description: floppy

"Spurring Job Creation in Response to Severe Recessions: Reconsidering Hiring Credits,” David Neumark (Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 142-71). Description: floppy

"Simulating the Economic Impacts of Living Wage Mandates Using New Public and Administrative Data: Evidence for New York City.” David Neumark, et al. (Economic Development Quarterly, 2013, Vol. 27, pp. 271-283). Description: floppy

"Future Skill Shortages in the U.S. Economy?” David Neumark, Hans Johnson, and Marisol Cuellar Mejia (Economics of Education Review, 2013, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 151-67). Description: floppy

"Detecting Discrimination in Audit and Correspondence Studies.” David Neumark (Journal of Human Resources, 2012, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 1128-57). Description: floppy

"The Effects of Living Wage Laws on Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Families: What Do We Know Now?” David Neumark, Matthew Thompson, and Leslie Koyle  (IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2012, Vol. 1, No. 1, on-line). Description: floppy

"The Effects of Health Shocks on Employment and Health Insurance: the Role of Employer-Provided Health Insurance.” Cathy J. Bradley, David Neumark, and Meryl Motika  (International Journal  of Health Care Finance and Economics, 2012, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 253-67). Description: floppy

"Immigration and Product Diversity.” Francesca Mazzolari and David Neumark  (Journal of Population Economics, 2012, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 1107-1137). Description: floppy

"Does a Higher Minimum Wage Enhance the Effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit?” David Neumark and William Wascher (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2011, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 712-746). Description: floppy

"Do Small Businesses Create More Jobs? New Evidence for the United States from the National Establishment Time Series.” David Neumark, Brandon Wall, Junfu Zhang (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, Vol. 93, No. 1, pp. 16-29). Description: floppy

"Do Enterprise Zones Create Jobs? Evidence from California’s Enterprise Zone Program,” David Neumark and Jed Kolko (Journal of Urban Economics, 2010, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 1-29). Description: floppy

"Is Marriage Always Good for Children? Evidence from Families Affected by Incarceration.” Keith Finlay and David Neumark (Journal of Human Resources, 2010, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 1046-1088). Description: floppy

"Do Some Enterprise Zones Create Jobs?” Jed Kolko and David Neumark (Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2010, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 5-38). Description: floppy  (Extensions and re-estimations for this paper Description: floppy)

"Does Local Ownership Insulate Cities from Economic Shocks?” Jed Kolko and David Neumark (Journal of Urban Economics, 2010, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 103-115). Description: floppy

 “Alternative Labor Market Policies to Increase Economic Self-Sufficiency: Mandating Higher Wages, Subsidizing Employment, and Raising Productivity.” David Neumark (In Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better, 2009, Carolyn J. Heinrich and John Karl Scholz, Eds. (New York: Russell Sage Foundation), pp. 25-78.) Description: floppy


Minimum Wages, David Neumark and William Wascher, 2008, MIT Press (available at http://www.amazon.com/Minimum-Wages-David-Neumark/dp/0262141027).

"Workplace Segregation in the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Skill.” Judith Hellerstein and David Neumark (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 459-477). Description: floppy

"The Effects of Wal-Mart on Local Labor Markets.” David Neumark, Junfu Zhang, and Stephen Ciccarella (Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp.   405-430). Description: floppy

"The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Challenge of Population Aging.” David Neumark (Research on Aging, 2008, Vol. 31, pp. 41-68). Description: floppy

"Differences in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Experiences of Insured and Uninsured Patients in a Safety Net Setting.” Cathy J. Bradley, David Neumark, Lisa M. Shickle, and Nicholas Farrell (Inquiry, 2008, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 323–339).Description: floppy

"Spatial Mismatch or Racial Mismatch?” Judith K. Hellerstein, David Neumark, and Melissa McInerney (Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, Volume 64, Issue 2, Pages 464-479) Description: floppy

"Minimum Wages and Employment.” David Neumark and William Wascher, (Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2007, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-182). Description: floppy

"Encouraging Education in an Urban School District: Evidence from the Philadelphia Educational Longitudinal Study.” Frank Furstenberg and David Neumark (Education Economics, 2007, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 135-57). Description: floppy

"Employment Dynamics and Business Relocation: New Evidence from the National Longitudinal Establishment Time Series.” David Neumark, Junfu Zhang, and Brandon Wall (Research in Labor Economics, 2007, Vol. 26, pp. 39-83). Description: floppy

"Employment-Contingent Health Insurance, Illness, and Labor Supply of Women: Evidence from Married Women with Breast Cancer.” Cathy J. Bradley, David Neumark, Zhehui Luo, and Heather L. Bednarek (Health Economics, 2007, Vol. 16, pp. 719-37) Description: floppy

Selected earlier work:

“Age Discrimination Laws and Labor Market Efficiency.” David Neumark and Wendy A. Stock (Journal of Political Economy, 1999, Vol. 107, pp. 1081-1125). Description: floppy

“Welfare for the Elderly: The Effects of SSI on Pre-Retirement Labor Supply.” David Neumark and Elizabeth Powers (Journal of Public Economics, 2000, Vol. 78, pp. 51-80).Description: floppy


“Age Discrimination Legislation in the United States.” David Neumark (Contemporary Economic Policy, 2003, Vol. 21, pp. 297-317).Description: floppy