Edward P. Lazear

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics; Senior Fellow, Hoover Inst

655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305-5015

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Citation 86

Entrepreneurship

IZA Discussion Paper No. 760
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 10 Jan 2003
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 3,086 (3,368)
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Entrepreneurship, Occupation Choice, Diversity, Jack-of-all-trades

Entrepreneurship

NBER Working Paper No. w9109
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 75 (318,537)
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Entrepreneurship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Experimental/primary research, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Employment history, Careers, Educational background, Work experience, Demographics, Skills, Risk orientation, Career choices

Entrepreneurship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Entrepreneurship, Career choices, Business education, Skills, Background (biographical), Income distribution

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Citation 414

Performance Pay and Productivity

NBER Working Paper 5672
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Sep 1996
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 1,272 (14,616)
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Performance Pay and Productivity

NBER Working Paper No. w5672
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 177 (168,822)
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The Peter Principle: A Theory of Decline

IZA Discussion Paper No. 759
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 May 2003
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 691 (35,590)
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Peter Principle, Regression to the Mean, Stochastic

The Peter Principle: A Theory of Decline

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, No. 1, Pt. 2, pp. S141-S163, February 2004
Posted: 26 Jan 2004
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Citation 29

The Value of Bosses

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2014
Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School
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The Value of Bosses

NBER Working Paper No. w18317
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School
Downloads 247 (122,478)

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Output-Based Pay: Incentives, Retention or Sorting?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 761
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 May 2003
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Incentives, Sorting, Selection

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Citation 78

Firm-Specific Human Capital: A Skill-Weights Approach

IZA Discussion Paper No. 813
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Jul 2003
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 493 (55,406)
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Human Capital, Skills, Skill-weights

Firm-Specific Human Capital: A Skill-Weights Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w9679
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 May 2003
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 81 (304,105)
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Russia in Transition

Harvard Institute Research Working Paper No. 1982
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Dec 2002
Michael A. Schwarz, Edward P. Lazear and Sherwin Rosen
Microsoft, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago (Deceased)
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Economic Transition, Incentives, Soft Taxation

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Why is There Mandatory Retirement?

NBER Working Paper No. R0160
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Dec 2001
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 370 (79,210)
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Personnel Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w13480
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Edward P. Lazear and Paul Oyer
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Rank-Order Tournaments as Optimum Labor Contracts

NBER Working Paper No. w0401
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear and Sherwin Rosen
Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago (Deceased)
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Making Do with Less: Working Harder During Recessions

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 14-16
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2014
Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School
Downloads 147 (198,099)

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Making Do with Less: Working Harder During Recessions

NBER Working Paper No. w19328
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2016
Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School
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Personnel Economics: The Economist's View of Human Resources

NBER Working Paper No. w13653
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2008
Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Citation 70

Economic Imperialism

NBER Working Paper No. w7300
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 25 Feb 2000 Last Revised: 07 May 2000
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Economic Imperialism

NBER Working Paper No. w7300
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 12 May 2000 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2000
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Wage Structure, Raises and Mobility: International Comparisons of the Structure of Wages within and Across Firms

2008 Industry Studies Conference Paper
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 24 Jul 2008
Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Wage Structure, Raises and Mobility: International Comparisons of the Structure of Wages within and Across Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w13654
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2008
Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Sorting, Prices, and Social Preferences

NBER Working Paper No. w12041
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 May 2006 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2010
Edward P. Lazear, Roberto A. Weber and Ulrike Malmendier
Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Culture and Language

NBER Working Paper No. w5249
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 04 Aug 2000
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The Peter Principle: Promotions and Declining Productivity

NBER Working Paper No. w8094
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Jan 2001 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Incentive Contracts

NBER Working Paper No. w1917
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Personnel Economics: Past Lessons and Future Directions

NBER Working Paper No. w6957
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Jul 1999 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Retail Pricing and Clearance Sales

NBER Working Paper No. w1446
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2008
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Leadership: A Personnel Economics Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w15918
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Educational Production

NBER Working Paper No. w7349
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Internal and External Labor Markets: A Personnel Economics Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w10192
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Jan 2004
Edward P. Lazear and Paul Oyer
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Output-Based Pay: Incentives or Sorting?

NBER Working Paper No. w7419
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2001
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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An Economic Analysis of Works Councils

NBER Working Paper No. w4918
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 May 2000
Richard B. Freeman and Edward P. Lazear
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Raids and Offermatching

NBER Working Paper No. w1419
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Diversity and Immigration

NBER Working Paper No. w6535
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Aug 2000
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 57 (363,887)
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Education: Consumption or Production

NBER Working Paper No. w0104
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 56 (367,001)
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The United States Labor Market: Status Quo or a New Normal?

NBER Working Paper No. w18386
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Sep 2012
Edward P. Lazear and James Spletzer
Stanford Graduate School of Business and United States Department of Labor
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The United States Labor Market: Status Quo or a New Normal?

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-12-28
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Jan 2013
Edward P. Lazear and James Spletzer
Stanford Graduate School of Business and United States Department of Labor
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Tenure and Output

NBER Working Paper No. w13652
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2008
Kathryn L. Shaw and Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Speeding, Tax Fraud, and Teaching to the Test

NBER Working Paper No. w10932
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Dec 2004
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Hiring Risky Workers

NBER Working Paper No. w5334
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Demographics and Entrepreneurship

NBER Working Paper No. w20506
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2014
James Liang, Hui Wang and Edward P. Lazear
Peking University, Peking University - Guanghua School of Management and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Hires and Separations in Equilibrium

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-16-57, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-5
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Dec 2016
Edward P. Lazear and Kristin McCue
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Government of the United States of America - Bureau of the Census
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Hires and Separations in Equilibrium

NBER Working Paper No. w23059
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Edward P. Lazear and Kristin McCue
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Government of the United States of America - Bureau of the Census
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Relational Investing: The Worker's Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w5436
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2008
Edward P. Lazear and Richard B. Freeman
Stanford Graduate School of Business and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Age, Experience and Wage Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w0051
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Pensions as Severance Pay

NBER Working Paper No. w0944
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Severance Pay, Pensions, and Efficient Mobility

NBER Working Paper No. w0854
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2008
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Family Size and the Distribution of Per Capita Income

NBER Working Paper No. w0230
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear and Robert T. Michael
Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago
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A Competitive Theory of Monopoly Unionism

NBER Working Paper No. w0672
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Sep 2001
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Globalization and the Market for Teammates

NBER Working Paper No. w6579
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 33 (451,141)
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Human Wealth and Human Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w0097
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Incentives in Basic Research

NBER Working Paper No. w5444
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2008
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 31 (460,307)

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Adjusting to an Aging Labor Force

NBER Working Paper No. w2802
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The Dominance of Retail Stores

NBER Working Paper No. w9795
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Jun 2003
Alexandre Ziegler and Edward P. Lazear
University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 30 (465,037)

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Hiring, Churn and the Business Cycle

NBER Working Paper No. w17910
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Mar 2012
Edward P. Lazear and James Spletzer
Stanford Graduate School of Business and United States Department of Labor
Downloads 29 (469,834)
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Incentive Effects of Pensions

NBER Working Paper No. w1126
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 28 (474,840)
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The Excess Sensitivity of Layoffs and Quits to Demand

NBER Working Paper No. w0864
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Jan 2008
Robert E. Hall and Edward P. Lazear
Hoover Institution and Department of Economics, Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 27 (480,002)
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Pension Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w1477
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2010
Edward P. Lazear and Sherwin Rosen
Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago (Deceased)
Downloads 25 (490,796)
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Incentives and Wage Rigidity

NBER Working Paper No. w1299
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Wage Differentials are Larger than You Think

NBER Working Paper No. w0168
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2002
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Why are Some Immigrant Groups More Successful than Others?

NBER Working Paper No. w23548
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Why Do Inventories Rise When Demand Falls in Housing and Other Markets?

NBER Working Paper No. w15878
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Social Security and Pensions

NBER Working Paper No. w1322
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Intergenerational Externalities

NBER Working Paper No. w0145
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 May 2004 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Family Background and Optimal Schooling Decision

NBER Working Paper No. w0141
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Apr 2004
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 21 (513,499)
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Schooling as a Wage Depressant

NBER Working Paper No. w0092
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Jun 2004
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Overconfidence and Occupational Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w21921
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2016
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 17 (536,806)

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Raids and Imitation

NBER Working Paper No. w1158
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2010
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 17 (536,806)

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Who Gets Hired? The Importance of Finding an Open Slot

NBER Working Paper No. w22202
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw and Christopher Stanton
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School
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The Impatient Salesperson and the Delegation of Pricing Authority

NBER Working Paper No. w20529
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2014
Edward P. Lazear
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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What Causes Labor Turnover to Vary?

NBER Working Paper No. w24873
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Aug 2018
Edward P. Lazear and Kristin McCue
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Government of the United States of America - Bureau of the Census
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