Aaron Sojourner

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

300 South Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686

United States

University of Minnesota

Affiliated Researcher

Carlson School of Management

MN

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

34

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6,470

SSRN CITATIONS

197

CROSSREF CITATIONS

21

Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Non-Disclosure Agreements and Externalities from Silence

Upjohn Institute Working Paper 22-360
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 09 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2024
Jason Sockin, Aaron Sojourner and Evan Starr
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
Downloads 1,581 (22,146)
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Imperfect Information, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Externalities, Firm Reputation

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Labor-Market Concentration and Labor Compensation

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2022
Yue Qiu and Aaron Sojourner
Temple University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 709 (68,816)
Citation 10

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labor-market concentration, wages, health insurance, unions

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Citation 1

Wage Inequality and Labor Rights Violations

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Ioana Elena Marinescu, Yue Qiu and Aaron Sojourner
University of Pennsylvania - School of Social Policy & Practice, Temple University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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wage differentials, inequality, worker power, labor rights

Wage Inequality and Labor Rights Violations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14112
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Feb 2021
Ioana Elena Marinescu, Yue Qiu and Aaron Sojourner
University of Pennsylvania - School of Social Policy & Practice, Temple University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Wage Inequality and Labor Rights Violations

NBER Working Paper No. w28475
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2023
Ioana Elena Marinescu, Yue Qiu and Aaron Sojourner
University of Pennsylvania - School of Social Policy & Practice, Temple University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 43 (780,267)
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Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy? Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9501
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Alan Benson, Aaron Sojourner and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
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labor, personnel, contracts, online labor markets, job search, screening, reputation, online ratings

Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy?: Experimental Evidence From an Online Labor Market

Benson, Alan, Aaron Sojourner, and Akhmed Umyarov. 2019. "Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy? Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market.", Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jan 2019
Alan Benson, Aaron Sojourner and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 204 (275,459)
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online labor markets, online ratings, employer reputation, labor markets, economics of information systems, job search

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Common Ownership in Labor Markets

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 22 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2023
José Azar, Xin Dai, Yue Qiu and Aaron Sojourner
University of Navarra, IESE Business School, Drexel University, Temple University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Monopsony, Oligopsony, Labor Markets, Competition Policy, Common Ownership

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What's the Inside Scoop? Challenges in the Supply and Demand for Information on Employers

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2023
Jason Sockin and Aaron Sojourner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 391 (142,192)
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Imperfect Information, Job Search, Job Satisfaction, Employer Retaliation

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Can Intensive Early Childhood Intervention Programs Eliminate Income-Based Cognitive and Achievement Gaps?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7087
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Jan 2013
Greg J. Duncan and Aaron Sojourner
Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 360 (155,875)
Citation 14

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human capital, skill formation, education, early childhood, government policy

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The Value of Employer Reputation in the Absence of Contract Enforcement: A Randomized Experiment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2017
Alan Benson, Aaron Sojourner and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 244 (233,190)
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labor market search, employer reputation, incomplete contracts, information asymmetry, online labor market, collective action/public goods

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Predicting Retirement Savings Using Survey Measures of Exponential-Growth Bias and Present Bias

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11762
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2023
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
Downloads 189 (296,024)
Citation 20

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survey-based elicitations, exponential-growth bias, present bias, financial literacy, quasi-hyperbolic discounting, retirement savings, household finance

Are Retirement Planning Tools Substitutes or Complements to Financial Capability?

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Sep 2022
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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retirement planning, retirement saving, exponential-growth bias, present bias, financial literacy, financial capability

Are Retirement Planning Tools Substitutes or Complements to Financial Capability?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Jan 2022
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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retirement planning, retirement saving, exponential-growth bias, present bias, financial literacy, financial capability

Are Voluntary Agreements Better? Evidence from Baseball Arbitration

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8098
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Apr 2014
John W. Budd, Aaron Sojourner and Jaewoo Jung
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Korea Labor Institute
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dispute resolution, arbitration, negotiation, salary, sports, baseball

Are Voluntary Agreements Better? Evidence from Baseball Arbitration

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Apr 2014
John W. Budd, Aaron Sojourner and Jaewoo Jung
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Korea Labor Institute
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dispute resolution, arbitration

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Effects of Unionization on Workplace-Safety Enforcement: Regression-Discontinuity Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9610
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Jan 2016
Aaron Sojourner and Jooyoung Yang
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 126 (414,034)
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union(s), OSHA inspections, workplace accidents, effects, labor market institutions

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Citation 3

Early Childhood Care and Cognitive Development

NBER Working Paper No. w26813
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2023
Juan Chaparro, Aaron Sojourner and Matthew Wiswall
Universidad EAFIT, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
Downloads 72 (606,864)
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Early Childhood Care and Cognitive Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13047
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
Juan Chaparro, Aaron Sojourner and Matthew Wiswall
Universidad EAFIT, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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human capital, skill formation, child care, maternal labor supply

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Unionization and Productivity: Evidence from Charter Schools

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7887
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Cassandra Hart and Aaron Sojourner
University of California, Davis and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 85 (543,337)
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teacher, labor union, student achievement, charter school, education, labor productivity

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Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8240
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Jun 2014
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Brigham Young University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy and Florida International University (FIU)
Downloads 80 (563,602)
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trade union, nursing homes, labor productivity, regression discontinuity, collective bargaining, health care quality

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Effects of Access-to-Hours and Just Cause Regulations on Labor Market Outcomes

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Nov 2022
Joseph Pickens and Aaron Sojourner
University of Minnesota and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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employment, turnover, access-to-hours, fair workweek, just cause, synthetic difference-in-differences

Do Unions Promote Members' Electoral Office Holding? Evidence from Correlates of State Legislatures' Occupational Shares

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6479
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2023
Aaron Sojourner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 73 (602,068)
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union, elected office, teachers, police, construction, public-sector

Do Unions Promote Members’ Electoral Office Holding? Evidence from Correlates of State Legislatures' Occupational Shares

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2013
Posted: 27 Apr 2013
Aaron Sojourner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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trade union, labor union, elected officials, state legislature, teacher, police, firefighter, construction

Who is a Passive Saver Under Opt-In and Auto-Enrollment?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12497
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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present bias, exponential-growth bias, household finance, retirement saving decisions, choice architecture, defaults, financial literacy, procrastination

Who is a Passive Saver Under Opt-In and Auto-Enrollment?

NBER Working Paper No. w26078
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2023
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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Identification of Peer Effects with Missing Peer Data: Evidence from Project Star

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5432
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 24 Jan 2011
Aaron Sojourner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 63 (641,647)
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peers, missing data, education

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The Relationship between Union Membership and Net Fiscal Impact

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11310
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Feb 2018
Aaron Sojourner and José Pacas
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 62 (646,898)

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labor union, taxes, public economic, labor relations, industrial relations, public benefits, collective bargaining, net fiscal impact, social insurance

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Family-Centered Measures of Access to Early Care and Education

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11396
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Apr 2018
Elizabeth E. Davis, Won Fy Lee and Aaron Sojourner
University of Minnesota - Department of Applied Economics, Stanford University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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child care, spatial analysis, public facility location, services

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Same Program, Different Outcomes: Understanding Differential Effects from Access to Free, High-Quality Early Care

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9552
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Juan Chaparro and Aaron Sojourner
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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human capital, early childhood, experiment

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The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential-Growth Bias in Retirement Savings

NBER Working Paper No. w21482
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2023
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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What Will My Account Really Be Worth? an Experiment on Exponential Growth Bias and Retirement Saving

NBER Working Paper No. w17927
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2023
Stanford University, University of Minnesota and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Impacts of Unionization on Employment, Product Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes

NBER Working Paper No. w17733
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 21 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2023
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy and Florida International University (FIU)
Downloads 42 (768,211)
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Partial Identification of Willingness-to-Pay Using Shape Restrictions with an Application to the Value of a Statistical Life

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5066
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Aaron Sojourner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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hedonic, partial identification, value of a statistical life, shape restrictions

Inequality in Early Care Experienced by U.S. Children

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14743
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 08 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Sarah Flood, Joel McMurry, Aaron Sojourner and Matthew Wiswall
University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Madison, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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child care, inequality, child development, human capital, skill formation

Inequality in Early Care Experienced by U.S. Children

NBER Working Paper No. w29249
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2023
Sarah Flood, Joel McMurry, Aaron Sojourner and Matthew Wiswall
University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Madison, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Are Retirement Planning Tools Substitutes or Complements to Financial Capability?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15758
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 02 Dec 2022
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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retirement planning, retirement saving, exponential-growth bias, present bias, financial literacy, financial capability

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Who's in and Who's Out Under Workplace Covid Symptom Screening?

NBER Working Paper No. w27792
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2023
Krista Ruffini, Aaron Sojourner and Abigail Wozniak
Georgetown University, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
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Labor-Market Concentration and Labor Compensation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12089
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 28 Jan 2019
Yue Qiu and Aaron Sojourner
Temple University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Downloads 24 (916,603)
Citation 5

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labor-market concentration, monopsony, wages, health insurance, unions

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Gains from Reassignment: Evidence from a Two-Sided Teacher Market

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Dec 2023
Boston College, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and University of Toronto
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Effects of Child Care Vouchers on Price, Quantity, and Provider Turnover in Private Care Markets

Upjohn Institute Working Paper 24-394
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Feb 2024
Stanford University, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, University of Minnesota - Department of Applied Economics and University of Minnesota
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child care, vouchers, prices, capacity, supply elasticity, entry rate, exit rate

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An Equilibrium Model of the Impact of Increased Public Investment in Early Childhood Education

NBER Working Paper No. w30140
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 13 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 10 May 2023
University of Minnesota, University of South Carolina, University of Minnesota - Department of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Public Affairs, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, American University and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
Downloads 5 (1,102,298)
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Are Retirement Planning Tools Substitutes or Complements to Financial Capability?

NBER Working Paper No. w30723
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2023
Stanford University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
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