Solomon W. Polachek

State University of New York at Binghamton

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

How the Human Capital Model Explains Why the Gender Wage Gap Narrowed

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Apr 2004
Solomon W. Polachek
State University of New York at Binghamton
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gender, wages, human capital, secular trends

The Gender Pay Gap across Countries: A Human Capital Approach

SOEPpaper No. 227
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Solomon W. Polachek and Jeff Xiang
State University of New York at Binghamton and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 927 (31,180)
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The Gender Pay Gap Across Countries: A Human Capital Approach

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8603
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Nov 2014
Solomon W. Polachek and Jun Xiang
State University of New York at Binghamton and SUNY - Binghamton
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gender, pay, human capital, international differences

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Trade, Peace and Democracy: An Analysis of Dyadic Dispute

Institute for the Study of Labor Discussion Paper No. 2170
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 25 Jul 2006
Solomon W. Polachek and Carlos Seiglie
State University of New York at Binghamton and Rutgers University
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trade, conflict, cooperation, interdependence, gains from trade, dyadic dispute

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Earnings Over the Life Cycle: The Mincer Earnings Function and its Applications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3181
Number of pages: 111 Posted: 03 Dec 2007
Solomon W. Polachek
State University of New York at Binghamton
Downloads 345 (109,929)
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Mincer, earnings, earnings function, gender, discrimination

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Do School Budgets Matter? The Effect of Budget Referenda on Student Performance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8056
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Apr 2014
Kyung-Gon Lee and Solomon W. Polachek
Sungshin Women's University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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educational expenditures, school budget referenda, school dropout rates, student performance

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How Outsourcing Affects Bilateral Political Relations

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Oct 2004
Solomon W. Polachek
State University of New York at Binghamton
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outsourcing, international trade, peace, conflict, cooperation

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Geographic Proximity, Trade and International Conflict/Cooperation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1988
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Mar 2006
John Robst, Solomon W. Polachek and Yuan-Ching Chang
University of South Florida, State University of New York at Binghamton and Chinese Culture University
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conflict, trade, distance, geographic proximity, cooperation, international

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Mincer's Overtaking Point and the Lifecycle Earnings Distribution

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Sep 2003
Solomon W. Polachek
State University of New York at Binghamton
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human capital, earnings, overtaking age, wellbeing, Mincer

Do Former College Athletes Earn More at Work? A Nonparametric Assessment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1882
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Daniel J. Henderson, Alexandre Olbrecht and Solomon W. Polachek
University of Alabama, Ramapo College of New Jersey and State University of New York at Binghamton
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nonparametric, generalized Kernel estimation, wage determination, earnings, sports economics, athletics

Do Former College Athletes Earn More at Work? A Nonparametric Assessment

Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 41, pp. 559-577, 2006
Posted: 16 Aug 2006
Daniel J. Henderson, Alexandre Olbrecht and Solomon W. Polachek
University of Alabama, Ramapo College of New Jersey and State University of New York at Binghamton

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Nonparametric, Sports Economics, Generalized Kernel Estimation, Wage Determination, Athletics

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Does Conflict Disrupt Growth? Evidence of the Relationship between Political Instability and National Economic Performance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4762
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Solomon W. Polachek and Daria Sevastianova
State University of New York at Binghamton and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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war, economic growth, conflict

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How Disasters Affect Local Labor Markets: The Effects of Hurricanes in Florida

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2976
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Sep 2007
Solomon W. Polachek and Ariel R. Belasen
State University of New York at Binghamton and Southern Illinois University - Department of Economics
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exogenous shock, difference-in-difference estimation, local labor markets, earnings, employment, hurricanes

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What Can We Learn About the Decline in U.S. Union Membership from International Data?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Nov 2003
Solomon W. Polachek
State University of New York at Binghamton
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unions, union density, manufacturing growth, international relations

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The Effects of Incomplete Employee Wage Information: A Cross-Country Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1735
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Solomon W. Polachek and Jun Xiang
State University of New York at Binghamton and SUNY - Binghamton
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incomplete information, earnings distribution, search, cross-country analysis, frontier estimation

14.

How Do Hurricanes Impact Achievement in School? A Caribbean Perspective

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10169
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Sep 2016
Nekeisha Spencer, Solomon W. Polachek and Eric Strobl
University of the West Indies (Mona), State University of New York at Binghamton and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences
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human capital, rate of return, hurricanes

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How Hurricanes Affect Employment and Wages in Local Labor Markets

IZA Working Paper No. 3407
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 May 2008
Ariel R. Belasen and Solomon W. Polachek
Southern Illinois University - Department of Economics and State University of New York at Binghamton
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exogenous shock, difference-in-difference estimation, local labor market, earnings, employment, sectoral shifts

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How Opportunity Costs Decrease the Probability of War in an Incomplete Information Game

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3883
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Dec 2008
Solomon W. Polachek and Jun Xiang
State University of New York at Binghamton and University of Rochester
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war, conflict, trade, trade-conflict relationship, interdependence, incomplete information game, signaling

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A Biological Basis for the Gender Wage Gap: Fecundity and Age and Educational Hypogamy

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8570
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 Oct 2014
Solomon W. Polachek, Xu Zhang and Xing Zhou
State University of New York at Binghamton, State University of New York at Farmingdale and Nankai University
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gender wage gap, marital patterns, age at marriage, husband-wife age gap, husband-wife educational gap, homogamy, division of labor in the home, household economics

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Medical Interventions Among Pregnant Women in Fee-for-Service and Managed Care Insurance: A Propensity Score Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1803
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Oct 2005
Leo Turcotte, John Robst and Solomon W. Polachek
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, University of South Florida and State University of New York at Binghamton
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health insurance, managed care, procedure utilization

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Heterogeneity in the Production of Human Capital

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7335
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Solomon W. Polachek, Tirthatanmoy Das and Rewat Thamma-Apiroam
State University of New York at Binghamton, Temple University and Kasetsart University
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life-cycle model, ability to learn, ability to earn, heterogeneity, earnings function

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Unanticipated Effects of California's Paid Family Leave Program

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8023
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Mar 2014
Tirthatanmoy Das and Solomon W. Polachek
Temple University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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paid family leave, maternity leave, unemployment, policy evaluation

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Micro Foundations of Earnings Differences

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10922
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Tirthatanmoy Das and Solomon W. Polachek
Temple University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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earnings distribution, human capital, heterogeneity, ability

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Heterogeneity in Schooling Rates of Return

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5662
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
Daniel J. Henderson, Solomon W. Polachek and Le Wang
University of Alabama, State University of New York at Binghamton and University of New Hampshire
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Mincer regressions, nonparametric, rate of return to education

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The Effects of Price Changes on Alcohol Consumption in Alcohol-Experienced Rats

NBER Working Paper No. w6443
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2021
Jeffrey K. Sarbaum, Solomon W. Polachek and Norman E. Spear
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics, State University of New York at Binghamton and State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Psychology
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If Looks Could Heal: Child Health and Paternal Investment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10866
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Jul 2017
Marlon Tracey and Solomon W. Polachek
Southern Illinois University - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and State University of New York at Binghamton
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child health, nonresident father, father-child resemblance

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The Impact of Paid Family Leave on the Timing of Infant Vaccinations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12483
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jul 2019
Agnitra Choudhury and Solomon W. Polachek
Auburn University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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vaccination, paid parental leave, difference-in-difference, synthetic control method

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Measuring Ignorance in the Market: a New Method with an Application to Physician Services

NBER Working Paper No. w3430
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 17 May 2021
Martin Gaynor and Solomon W. Polachek
Carnegie Mellon University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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Heterogeneous Layoff Effects of the Us Short-Time Compensation Program

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11746
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Marlon Tracey and Solomon W. Polachek
Southern Illinois University - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and State University of New York at Binghamton
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short-time compensation, layoffs, inverse probability weighting, heterogeneity, finite mixture model

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Estimating Labor Force Joiners and Leavers Using a Heterogeneity Augmented Two-Tier Stochastic Frontier

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10534
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Feb 2017
Tirthatanmoy Das and Solomon W. Polachek
Temple University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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two-tier stochastic frontier, identification, labor force dynamics

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Hurricane Watch: Battening Down the Effects of the Storm on Local Crop Production

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9439
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Nov 2015
Nekeisha Spencer and Solomon W. Polachek
Binghamton University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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crop production, exogenous shock, hurricanes

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A New Strategy to Identify Causal Relationships: Estimating a Binding Average Treatment Effect

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12766
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Nov 2019
Tirthatanmoy Das and Solomon W. Polachek
Temple University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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causality, OLS biases, sheepskin effects

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How Asymmetrically Increasing Joint Strike Costs Need Not Lead to Fewer Strikes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10723
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 May 2017
Archontis Pantsios and Solomon W. Polachek
Liverpool Hope University and State University of New York at Binghamton
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strike activity, joint strike costs, game of chicken

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Why Democracies Cooperate More and Fight Less: The Relationship between International Trade and Cooperation

REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Posted: 07 Mar 1997
Solomon W. Polachek
State University of New York at Binghamton

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