Kevin Lang

Boston University - Department of Economics

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Scholarly Papers (49)

School Entry, Educational Attainment and Quarter of Birth: A Cautionary Tale of LATE

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2011
Rashmi Barua and Kevin Lang
Singapore Management University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 216 (177,335)
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Educational Attainment, LATE, monotonicity, Quarter of Birth

School Entry, Educational Attainment and Quarter of Birth: A Cautionary Tale of Late

NBER Working Paper No. w15236
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2021
Rashmi Barua and Kevin Lang
Singapore Management University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 16 (694,285)
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Does School Integration Generate Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston's Metco Program

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jan 2004
Joshua D. Angrist and Kevin Lang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 213 (179,926)
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desegregation, school resources, class size

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Labor Market Segmentation Theory: Reconsidering the Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w4087
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 29 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2021
William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Sad Truth About Happiness Scales

NBER Working Paper No. w19950
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2021
Timothy Bond and Kevin Lang
Purdue University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 94 (342,202)
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Evaluating Student Outcomes at For-Profit Colleges

NBER Working Paper No. w18201
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2021
Kevin Lang and Russell Weinstein
Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
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A Test of Dual Labor Market Theory

NBER Working Paper No. w1314
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 72 (404,080)
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How Important are Classroom Peer Effects? Evidence from Boston&Apos;S Metco Program

NBER Working Paper No. w9263
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Oct 2002 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2021
Joshua D. Angrist and Kevin Lang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Are Efficiency Wages Efficient?

NBER Working Paper No. w1935
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2021
Northeastern University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing

NBER Working Paper No. w12485
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 31 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2021
Adam B. Ashcraft and Kevin Lang
Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 57 (451,692)
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Discrimination and Worker Evaluation

NBER Working Paper No. w21612
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Costas Cavounidis and Kevin Lang
Boston University and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 56 (455,346)
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Education and Labor-Market Discrimination

NBER Working Paper No. w12257
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2021
Kevin Lang and Michael Manove
Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 54 (462,836)
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Neoclassical and Sociological Perspectives on Segmented Labor Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w2127
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Mar 2007
Kevin Lang and William T. Dickens
Boston University - Department of Economics and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
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The Sad Truth About Happiness Scales: Empirical Results

NBER Working Paper No. w24853
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 30 May 2021
Timothy Bond and Kevin Lang
Purdue University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 48 (487,025)
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NBER Working Paper No. w2356
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2020
Northeastern University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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Labor Market Segmentation, Wage Dispersion and Unemployment

NBER Working Paper No. w4073
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jan 2001 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2021
Kevin Lang and William T. Dickens
Boston University - Department of Economics and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
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Testing Dual Labor Market Theory: a Reconsideration of the Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w1670
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2021
William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: Theory and Empirics

NBER Working Paper No. w17450
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 23 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
Kevin Lang and Jee-Yeon Lehmann
Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Houston
Downloads 41 (518,409)
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The Effect of High School Exit Exams on Graduation, Employment, Wages and Incarceration

NBER Working Paper No. w19182
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 31 May 2021
Olesya Baker and Kevin Lang
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Language-Skill Complementarity: Returns to Immigrant Language Acquisition

NBER Working Paper No. w7737
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2021
Eli Berman, Kevin Lang and Erez Siniver
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and College of Management (Israel)
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The Promise and Pitfalls of Differences-in-Differences: Reflections on ‘16 and Pregnant’ and Other Applications

NBER Working Paper No. w24857
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2021
Ariella Kahn-Lang and Kevin Lang
Harvard University and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 39 (528,042)
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An Analysis of the Nature of Unemployment in Sri Lanka

NBER Working Paper No. w3777
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2021
Kevin Lang and William T. Dickens
Boston University - Department of Economics and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
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A Theory of Monitoring and Internal Labor Markets

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012ECON06
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Gautam Bose and Kevin Lang
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Labor markets

A Theory of Monitoring and Internal Labor Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w17623
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2021
Gautam Bose and Kevin Lang
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Does Competition Eliminate Discrimination? Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in Singapore

NBER Working Paper No. w20911
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2021
Huailu Li, Kevin Lang and Kaiwen Leong
Fudan University, School of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Downloads 33 (559,033)
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The Pricing of Job Characteristics When Markets Do Not Clear: Theory and Implications

NBER Working Paper No. w9911
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2021
Kevin Lang and Sumon Majumdar
Boston University - Department of Economics and Queen's University - Department of Economics
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A Goodness of Fit Test of Dual Labor Market Theory

NBER Working Paper No. w2350
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2021
William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 31 (569,985)
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The Return to English in a Non-English Speaking Country: Russian Immigrants and Native Israelis in Israel

NBER Working Paper No. w12464
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2021
Kevin Lang and Erez Siniver
Boston University - Department of Economics and College of Management (Israel)
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Does the Human-Capital/Educational-Sorting Debate Matter for Development Policy?

NBER Working Paper No. w4052
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2021
Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9942
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
Deepti Goel and Kevin Lang
School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University and Boston University - Department of Economics
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job search, migration, networks

Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants

NBER Working Paper No. w15186
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2021
Deepti Goel and Kevin Lang
School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Effect of the Payroll Tax on Earnings: A Test of Competing Models of Wage Determination

NBER Working Paper No. w9537
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2021
Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Labor Market Segmentation and the Union Wage Premium

NBER Working Paper No. w1883
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2021
William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang
Northeastern University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10413
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Rania Gihleb and Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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assortative mating

Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased

NBER Working Paper No. w22927
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2021
Rania Gihleb and Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Effects of Hours Constraints on Labor Supply Estimates

NBER Working Paper No. w2647
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2021
Shalumit Kahn and Kevin Lang
Independent and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 26 (600,391)
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Why Was There Mandatory Retirement? Or the Impossibility of Efficient Bonding Contracts

NBER Working Paper No. w2199
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2021
Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Lending to the Unbanked: Relational Contracting with Loan Sharks

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13360
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2020
Kevin Lang, Kaiwen Leong, Huailu Li and Haibo Xu
Boston University - Department of Economics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Fudan University, School of Economics and Tongji University
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illegal lending, enforcement, relational contract

Lending to the Unbanked: Relational Contracting with Loan Sharks

NBER Working Paper No. w26400
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2021
Kevin Lang, Kaiwen Leong, Huailu Li and Haibo Xu
Boston University - Department of Economics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Fudan University, School of Economics and Fudan University
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Constraints on the Choice of Work Hours: Agency vs. Specific-Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w2238
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2021
Shulamit Kahn and Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Why is an Elite Undergraduate Education Valuable? Evidence from Israel

NBER Working Paper No. w16730
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2021
Kevin Lang and Erez Siniver
Boston University - Department of Economics and College of Management (Israel)
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The Pricing of Job Characteristics When Markets Do Not Clear: Theory and Policy Implications

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Nov 2004
Kevin Lang and Sumon Majumdar
Boston University - Department of Economics and Queen's University - Department of Economics
Downloads 19 (648,777)
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Bilateral Search as an Explanation for Labor Market Segmentation and Other Anomalies

NBER Working Paper No. w4461
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2021
Kevin Lang and William T. Dickens
Boston University - Department of Economics and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
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The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades K-3: The Fragility of Results

NBER Working Paper No. w17960
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2021
Timothy Bond and Kevin Lang
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Worker Sorting, Taxes and Health Insurance Coverage

NBER Working Paper No. w13066
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
Kevin Lang and Hong Kang
Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Black-White Education-Scaled Test-Score Gap in Grades K-7

NBER Working Paper No. w19243
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2021
Timothy Bond and Kevin Lang
Purdue University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Wage Effects of Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Certifications: Better Data, Somewhat Different Results

NBER Working Paper No. w19135
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2021
Kevin Lang and Russell Weinstein
Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
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Ben-Porath Meets Lazear: Lifetime Skill Investment and Occupation Choice with Multiple Skills

NBER Working Paper No. w23367
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 May 2017 Last Revised: 08 May 2021
Costas Cavounidis and Kevin Lang
Boston University and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 9 (724,796)

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The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing Before Roe V Wade

NBER Working Paper No. w19627
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2021
Kevin Lang and Russell Weinstein
Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
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A Test of Adverse Selection in the Market for Experienced Workers

NBER Working Paper No. w22387
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2021
Kevin Lang and Russell Weinstein
Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
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The Determinants of Teachers&Apos; Occupational Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w24883
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2021
Kevin Lang and Maria Dolores Palacios
Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University
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The Evolution of Skill Use within and between Jobs

NBER Working Paper No. w29302
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Boston University, Boston University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Warwick University
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The Boss is Watching: How Monitoring Decisions Hurt Black Workers

NBER Working Paper No. w26319
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 31 May 2021
Boston University, Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
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Effort and Wages: Evidence from the Payroll Tax

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 108-139, 2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Oct 2020
Kevin Lang
Boston University - Department of Economics
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