Joni Hersch

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/go/phdlawecon

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

Secondary Appointment

401 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics

Secondary Appointment

Box 1819 Station B

Nashville, TN 37235

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

48

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Catching Up Is Hard to Do: Undergraduate Prestige, Elite Graduate Programs, and the Earnings Premium

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-23, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-17
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2016
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 1,477 (3,957)

Abstract:

Education, Inequality, Graduate degrees, Professional labor markets, Earnings premium, Elite education

2.

Opting Out among Women with Elite Education

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-05
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 1,133 (11,543)
Citation 1

Abstract:

opting out, married women, female graduates, elite institutions, women graduates, mothers, labor market activity

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Citation 19

Punitive Damages: How Judges and Juries Perform

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 362
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 Jun 2002
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 679 (30,251)
Citation 19

Abstract:

Punitive Damages: How Judges and Juries Perform

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2004
Posted: 06 Sep 2004
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School

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4.

Law and Economics as a Pillar of Legal Education

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-35
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 627 (31,844)

Abstract:

law and economics, interdisciplinary, legal education

5.

Profiling the New Immigrant Worker: The Effects of Skin Color and Height

Journal of Labor Economics, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-02
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2011
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 459 (49,373)
Citation 7

Abstract:

discrimination, immigrants, skin color

6.

Sex Discrimination in the Labor Market

Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 281-361, 2006, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-03
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 26 Oct 2006
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 450 (45,841)

Abstract:

sex discrimination, gender, women, wage disparity, wage gap, pay gap, pay disparity

7.

Marriage, Home Production, and Earnings

Harvard Law School, Law-Econ Discussion Paper No. 275
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 May 2000
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 302 (78,572)
Citation 3

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8.

Gender, Income Levels, and the Demand for Cigarettes

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Nov 2000
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 259 (91,575)
Citation 18

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9.

Punitive Damages by Numbers: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-04
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jan 2009
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 239 (103,396)
Citation 2

Abstract:

punitive damages, blockbuster, punitive award, exxon, exxon shipping co. v. baker

10.

Immigrant Status and the Value of Statistical Life

Journal of Human Resources, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-15
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 234 (104,680)
Citation 2

Abstract:

value of statistical life, immigrants, fatality risks, risk, compensating differentials, immigration, Mexican immigrants

11.

Compensating Differentials for Sexual Harassment

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2011, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-06
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Jan 2011
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 228 (94,933)

Abstract:

sexual harassment, compensating differentials

12.

Housework and Wages

Journal of Human Resources
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Nov 2000
Joni Hersch and Leslie S. Stratton
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 226 (109,256)
Citation 13

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13.

The New Labor Market for Lawyers: Will Female Lawyers Still Earn Less?

Cardozo Women's Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 2003
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 05 Nov 2003
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 218 (112,562)
Citation 4

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14.

Household Specialization And The Male Marriage Wage Premium

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 54, pp. 78-94, October 2000
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Oct 2000
Joni Hersch and Leslie S. Stratton
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 217 (105,989)
Citation 20

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Citation 8

Tort Liability Litigation Costs for Commercial Claims

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-16
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 216 (118,888)
Citation 8

Abstract:

liability, insurance, torts, litigation costs, transactions costs

Tort Liability Litigation Costs for Commercial Claims

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 330-369, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School

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16.

Jury Demands and Trials

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 447; Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 92
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jan 2004
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 216 (115,523)

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17.

Skin Tone Effects Among African Americans: Perceptions and Reality

American Economic Review, Vol. 96, No. 2, May 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 545
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 199 (122,043)
Citation 7

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18.

Cigarette Smokers as Job Risk Takers

Review of Economics and Statistics
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Oct 2000
W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 195 (126,593)
Citation 37

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19.

Skin Color Discrimination and Immigrant Pay

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2009
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 171 (129,619)
Citation 1

Abstract:

skin color, discrimination, wages, immigrant wages, immigrant pay, legal immigrants

20.

Voter Preferences and State Regulation of Smoking

Economic Inquiry, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Oct 2003
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Saint Lawrence University - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 169 (147,502)
Citation 5

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21.

Skin Color, Immigrant Wages, and Discrimination

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-17, Appears in: Racism in the 21st Century: An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color, Ronald E. Hall., ed., Springer, 2008
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2009
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 148 (152,133)
Citation 1

Abstract:

skin color discrimination, immigrants, immigrant workers

22.

Assessing the Insurance Role of Tort Liability after Calabresi

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-35
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2013
W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 133 (172,685)

Abstract:

tort liability, torts, damages, insurance, Calabresi

23.

Paying for Climate Change Policies in Europe

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 503
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Feb 2005
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 129 (175,637)
Citation 1

Abstract:

global warming, climate change, willingness to pay, gasoline taxes

24.

Smoking Restrictions as a Self-Control Mechanism

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 515; Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 114
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2005
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 125 (180,807)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Time-inconsistency, addiction, smoking restrictions, smoking cessation, cigarettes

25.

Saving Lives through Punitive Damages

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2, 2010, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-21
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Sep 2009
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 122 (185,245)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Punitive damages, value of statistical life, deterrence

26.

He Said, She Said, Let's Hear What the Data Say: Sexual Harassment in the Media, Courts, EEOC, and Social Science

Kentucky Law Journal 101(4), 2013, 753-788, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-13
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2015
Joni Hersch and Beverly I. Moran
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 116 (176,692)

Abstract:

sexual harassment, Title VII

27.

Skin Color, Physical Appearance, and Perceived Discriminatory Treatment

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-26
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Jun 2011
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 113 (160,434)

Abstract:

skin tone, attractiveness, obesity, discrimination

28.

Double Your Major, Double Your Return?

Economics of Education Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-09
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Apr 2007
Alison F. Del Rossi and Joni Hersch
Saint Lawrence University - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 110 (193,506)

Abstract:

college major, human capital, rate of return

29.

The Generational Divide in Support for Climate Change Policies: European Evidence

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 504
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2005
W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 90 (235,814)
Citation 8

Abstract:

global warming, climate change, willingness to pay, gasoline taxes

30.

Reply to the Effects of 'Early Offers' in Medical Malpractice Cases: Evidence from Texas

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-27, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2010-24
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 86 (240,875)
Citation 2

Abstract:

early offer reform, medical malpractice, insurance, Texas Department of Insurance

31.

Home Production and Wages: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey

Review of Economics of the Household, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2009
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 78 (247,783)
Citation 2

Abstract:

home production, housework, time use, wage differentials, lack of interest

32.

Fifty Years Later: The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-33
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 14 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2014
Joni Hersch and Jennifer Bennett Shinall
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 73 (167,004)

Abstract:

Civil Rights Act, discrimination law, employment law, Title VII, color discrimination, sexual harassment

33.

The Use and Misuse of Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases

Washington and Lee Law Review, 71 (4), Fall 2014, 2365-2429, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-29
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Joni Hersch and Blair Druhan Bullock
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 72 (218,740)

Abstract:

employment discrimination, regression analysis, expert witness, econometrics, Bazemore, Title VII, peer review, omitted variables

34.

The Persistence of Skin Color Discrimination for Immigrants

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-32
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Oct 2010
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 58 (264,956)

Abstract:

Skin Color, Color Discrimination, New Immigrant Survey, Title VII, Wage Discrimination

35.

Characteristics of Color Discrimination Charges Filed with the EEOC

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-34
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Aug 2011
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 45 (321,871)

Abstract:

color discrimination, employment discrimination, EEOC charges

36.

The Mortality Cost to Smokers

NBER Working Paper No. w13599
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 41 (348,632)
Citation 7

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37.

How Opting Out Among Women With Elite Education Contributes to Social Inequality

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality 3(2), Spring 2015, 192-215, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 May 2015 Last Revised: 19 May 2015
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 33 (345,491)

Abstract:

opting out, elite institutions, labor market activity, female graduates, social inequality

38.

A Workers' Lobby to Provide Portable Benefits

NBER Working Paper No. w9591
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 29 (398,949)
Citation 1

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39.

Tobacco Regulation Through Litigation: The Master Settlement Agreement

NBER Working Paper No. w15422
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 26 (398,949)

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40.

The Generational Divide in Support for Environmental Policies: European Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w11859
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Mar 2006
W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 25 (411,981)
Citation 8

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41.

Increasing Diversity by a New Master's Degree in Legal Principles

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 67 (Autumn 2017), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-43
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Aug 2017
Joni Hersch
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (467,805)

Abstract:

Education and Inequality, Lawyers, Professional Labor Markets, Legal Institutions, Legal Services

42.

The Private and Social Benefits of Double Majors

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-16, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-31
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 May 2016
Alison F. Del Rossi and Joni Hersch
Saint Lawrence University - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (284,187)

Abstract:

College major, double major, liberal arts, returns to education, education externalities, social returns

43.

Something to Talk About: Information Exchange Under Employment Law

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2017, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-7, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-27
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2016
Joni Hersch and Jennifer Bennett Shinall
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (115,523)

Abstract:

Employment discrimination, hiring, ambiguity aversion, interactive process, reasonable accommodation, reentry

44.

Coitus and Consequences in the Legal System: An Experimental Study

SMU Law Review 68(4), Fall 2015, 927-949, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-2
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Feb 2016
Joni Hersch and Beverly I. Moran
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (368,662)

Abstract:

jury behavior, jury decision making, experiments, vignette study, sexual harassment, sexual activity, litigation, crime, civil

45.

Sex, Race, and Job Satisfaction Among Highly Educated Workers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9355
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Oct 2015
Joni Hersch and Jean Xiao
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law and Economics
Downloads 0 (361,638)

Abstract:

job satisfaction, gender, race and ethnicity, immigrants, college graduates, discrimination

46.

The Courtroom Comes to the Classroom: Estimating Economic Damages as an Instructional Device

Harvard Law School, Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Discussion Paper No. 234
Posted: 29 Mar 1999
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School

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47.

Gender Differences in Promotions in Wages

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: A JOURNAL OF ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, Vol. 35, No. 4, October 1996
Posted: 07 May 1998
Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School

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Housework, Fixed Effects, and Wages of Married Workers

JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring 1997
Posted: 09 Apr 1997
Joni Hersch and Leslie S. Stratton
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business - Department of Economics

Abstract: