Christopher J. O'Leary

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Senior Economist

300 South Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686

United States

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Evaluating Job Training in Two Chinese Cities

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 77-94, 2009, Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 05-111
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2010
Benu Bidani, Niels-Hugo Blunch, Chor-Ching Goh and Christopher J. O'Leary
World Bank, Washington and Lee University, The World Bank and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Active labor market programs, job training, impact evaluation, propensity score matching, China

2.

Unemployment Compensation and Older Workers

W.E. Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 00-61
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Nov 2001
Christopher J. O'Leary and Stephen A. Wandner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and The Urban Institute
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unemployment insurance, unemployment compensation, O'Leary, Wandner, older, workers

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A Frontline Decision Support System for Georgia Career Centers

W.E. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 02-84
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Mar 2003
Randall W. Eberts and Christopher J. O'Leary
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Frontline, Decision, Support, Georgia, Workforce, Eberts, O'Leary, Upjohn

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Employment and Training Policy in the United States During the Economic Crisis

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 10-161
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2015
Christopher J. O'Leary and Randall W. Eberts
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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job training, unemployment, unemployment insurance, employment policy, federal stimulus, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, evaluation, performance measurement, net impacts, cream skimming, adjustment methodology

5.

An Illustrated Case for Unemployment Insurance Reform

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Feb 2020
Christopher J. O'Leary and Stephen A. Wandner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and The Urban Institute
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unemployment insurance, benefit eligibility, benefit adequacy, wage replacement ratio, recipiency rate, forward funding, taxable wage base, experience rating, reemployment services, program administration

6.

Intergovernmental Relations in Employment Policy: The United States Experience

W.E. Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 00-60
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Nov 2001
Christopher J. O'Leary and Robert Straits
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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intergovernmental relations, O'Leary, employment policy, labor markets

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A New Wprs Profiling Model for Michigan

W.E. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 04-102 A revised version appears in "A Compilation of Selected Papers from the Employment and Training Administration's 2003 Biennial National Research Conference," J. Riley, A. Branch, S. Wandner, and W. Gordon, eds. Washington, DC: USDOL/ETA
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2010
Randall W. Eberts and Christopher J. O'Leary
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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WPRS, profiling, worker, decision, support, system, Michigan, Eberts, O'Leary

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Do Job Search Rules and Reemployment Services Reduce Insured Unemployment?

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 05-112, Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 129, No. 6, 2006
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2010
Christopher J. O'Leary and Stephen A. Wandner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and The Urban Institute
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Unemployment insurance, work test, job search assistance, reemployment, public employment service

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Alternative Measures of State Ui Systems

W.E. Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 00-62
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Nov 2001
Christopher J. O'Leary, Robert Tannenwald, Wei-Jang Huang and Pei Zhu
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and MDRC
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unemployment insurance, state, comparison, firm location

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Policies for Displaced Workers: An American Perspective

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 10-170
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Nov 2010
Christopher J. O'Leary
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Displaced Workers, Reemployment, Unemployment Insurance, Employment Service, Public Employment Policy, Job Training, Wage Subsidies, Direct Job Creation, Self-Employment

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Personal Reemployment Accounts: Simulations for Planning Implementation

Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 129, No. 6, 2006, Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 04-110
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2010
Christopher J. O'Leary and Randall W. Eberts
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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PRA, personal, reemployment, account, WPRS, profiling, model, Eberts, O'Leary, Upjohn

12.

Cost-Effectiveness of Targeted Reemployment Bonuses

W.E. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 03-51
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Jul 2003
Christopher J. O'Leary, Paul T. Decker and Stephen A. Wandner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and The Urban Institute
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reemployment, bonus, UI, personal, accounts, PRA, unemployment, insurance, Upjohn, Institute, O'Leary, Decker, Wandner

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Lessons from the American Federal-State Unemployment Insurance System for a European Unemployment Benefits System

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 16-264
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Oct 2016
Christopher J. O'Leary and Burton S. Barnow
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and George Washington University - Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
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Unemployment Insurance, European Unemployment Benefit System, Multi-Tiered System, Moral Hazard, Incentives, Public Finance

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Use of Unemployment Insurance and Public Employment Services after Leaving Welfare

Upjohn Institute Working Paper 15-235
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Sep 2015
Christopher J. O'Leary
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Unemployment insurance, temporary assistance to needy families, employment service, Wagner-Peyser, welfare, public assistance, unemployment, low-income, self-sufficiency, social safety net

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Benefit Payment Costs of Unemployment Insurance Modernization: Estimates Based on Kentucky Administrative Data

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 11-172
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Apr 2011
Christopher J. O'Leary
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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unemployment insurance, UI, modernization, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, benefit payments, Kentucky, administrative data, state expenditures

16.

Are State Unemployment Insurance Reserves Sufficient for the Next Recession?

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 16-257
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 May 2016
Christopher J. O'Leary and Ken Kline
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Unemployment insurance, benefit financing, forward funding, taxable wage base, reserve ratio, adequate reserves, average high-cost rate, federal loans, state revenue bonds

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Should UI Eligibility Be Expanded to Low-Earning Workers? Evidence on Employment, Transfer Receipt, and Income from Administrative Data

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 25 Sep 2015
Pauline Leung and Christopher J. O'Leary
Princeton University and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Unemployment insurance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, Medicaid, welfare, pu blic assistance, unemployment, social safety net

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Use of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Benefits by Unemployment Insurance Applicants in Michigan during the Great Recession

Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 14-210
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2015
Christopher J. O'Leary and Ken Kline
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Unemployment insurance, food stamps, supplemental nutrition assistance program, job loss, self sufficiency, economic security, safety net

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Evaluating Public Employment Programs with Field Experiments: A Survey of American Evidence

Upjohn Institute working paper 17-279
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Christopher J. O'Leary
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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field experiments, public employment policy, unemployment insurance, UI, employment service, ES, job search assistance, JSA, targeting employment services, profiling, WPRS, self-employment, short-time compensation, work sharing

20.

State Unemployment Insurance Reserves are Not Adequate

Upjohn Institute Working Paper 20-321, March 2020
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 16 Apr 2020
Christopher J. O'Leary and Ken Kline
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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Unemployment Insurance, Benefit Financing, Forward Funding, Taxable Wage Base, Reserve Ratio, Adequate Reserves, Average High-Cost Rate, Federal Loans, State Revenue Bonds

21.

The Effect of Job Referrals on Labor Market Outcomes in Brazil

Upjohn Institute working paper ; 19-303
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jun 2019
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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employment agencies, labor market policy, employment services, labor exchange, job matching, job interview referrals, difference-in-differences

22.

The Employment Service-Unemployment Insurance Partnership: Origin, Evolution, and Revitalization.

Balducchi, David E., and Christopher J. O'Leary. 2017. "The Employment Service-Unemployment Insurance Partnership: Origin, Evolution, and Revitalization." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 17-269. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Apr 2017
David E. Balducchi and Christopher J. O'Leary
Independent and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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employment service, unemployment insurance, Wagner-Peyser Act, Social Security Act, social insurance, public policy, Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), taxable wage base, intergovernmental relations

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Heterogeneous Impacts on Layoffs of Changes in Brazilian Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Rules

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Mar 2020
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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unemployment insurance, labor supply, labor legislation, worker turnover

Are Sufficient Statistics Necessary? Nonparametric Measurement of Deadweight Loss from Unemployment Insurance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12154
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 May 2019
David Lee, Pauline Leung, Christopher J. O'Leary, Zhuan Pei, Zhuan Pei and Simon Quach
Princeton University, Cornell University, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Cornell UniversityCornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Princeton University
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behavioral and mechanical effects, decomposition, sufficient statistics, optimal unemployment insurance, partial unemployment insurance, unemployment insurance, regression kink design, deadweight loss, fiscal externality

Are Sufficient Statistics Necessary? Nonparametric Measurement of Deadweight Loss from Unemployment Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w25574
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 19 May 2021
David Lee, Pauline Leung, Christopher J. O'Leary, Zhuan Pei and Simon Quach
Princeton University, Princeton University, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Princeton University
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Nudges to Increase Completion of Welfare Applications: Experimental Evidence from Michigan

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Jan 2021
Christopher J. O'Leary, Dallas Oberlee and Gabrielle Pepin
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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