Jeffrey B. Wenger

RAND Corporation

NIH/NIA Research Fellow for the Study of Aging

1776 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA

United States

American University - School of Public Affairs

Faculty Fellow

Washington, DC 20016

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Prudent Investors: The Asset Allocation of Public Pension Plans

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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defined benefit pensions, portfolio allocation, investment policy, moral hazard

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Legislative Debate, Policy Entrepreneurship, and the Political Economy of U.S. Think Tanks

British Journal of Political Science 39(2):225-242 (April 2009)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 May 2007 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Anthony M. Bertelli and Jeffrey B. Wenger
Bocconi University - DONDENA - Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and RAND Corporation
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interest groups, think tanks, congress, committee, debate, research-based information, policy advocacy

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The Immediate Hardship of Unemployment: Evidence from the U.S. Unemployment Insurance Program

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Mark Stater and Jeffrey B. Wenger
Trinity College (Hartford CT) and RAND Corporation
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reservation wages, unemployment duration, unemployment insurance

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Asynchronous Risk: Unemployment, Equity Markets, and Retirement Savings

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 5(3):237-255 (November 2006), Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 05-114
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Jason S. Seligman and Jeffrey B. Wenger
U.S. Department of the Treasury - Office of Economic Policy and RAND Corporation
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Unemployment, retirement, savings, defined contribution, pensions, earnings distribution

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Belief in a Just World and Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action

Wilkins, V. M. and Wenger, J. B. (2014), Belief in a Just World and Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action. Policy Studies Journal, 42: 325-343. doi: 10.1111/psj.12063, American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2014-0014
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Nov 2014
Vicky M. Wilkins and Jeffrey B. Wenger
American University - School of Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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Deservingness, Affirmative Action, Belief in a Just World, Social Construction, Policy

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Taking Up Social Benefits: A Cautionary Tale from an Unemployment Insurance Survey Experiment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez and Jeffrey B. Wenger
Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and RAND Corporation
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unemployment insurance, take-up, survey experiment

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Combat Exposure and Mental Health: The Long-Term Effects Among Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans

Health Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 401-416, April 2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Oct 2011
Daniel M. Gade and Jeffrey B. Wenger
affiliation not provided to SSRN and RAND Corporation
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mental health, combat exposure, post-traumatic stress disorder, ptsd

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What Happens to Defined Contribution Accounts When Labor Markets and Financial Markets Move Together?

The Journal of Aging and Social Policy 21(3):256-276. (July, 2009)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2013
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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Defined contribution accounts, retirement savings, labor market risks, financial market returns

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If You Build It: State Unemployment Insurance Trust Solvency and Benefit Generosity

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(3): 536-553 (Summer 2013)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Daniel L. Smith and Jeffrey B. Wenger
New York University and RAND Corporation
Downloads 60 (357,124)
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Unemployment Insurance, UI, Solvency, Benefits

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He Said, She Said: The Gender Wage Gap According to Self and Proxy Reports in the Current Population Survey

Social Science Research 41(2):392-411.(March 2012)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Jeremy Reynolds and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Georgia - Department of Sociology and RAND Corporation
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proxy response, response bias, gender wage decompositions

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Push or Pull: What Explains Growing Entrepreneurship Among Older Households?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Dec 2015
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, RAND Corporation, University of Massachusetts Boston and University of New Hampshire
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2015 American Working Conditions Survey: Focus on Older versus Younger Workers

American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 3025584
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Older Workers, Working Conditions

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Easy Money or Hard Times? Health and 401(k) Loans

Contemporary Economic Policy 30(1):29-42. (January 2012), PERI Working Paper No. 231
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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Defined contribution retirement savings plans, pension debt, health insurance coverage, health status

Easy Money or Hard Times? Health and 401(K) Loans

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 29-42, 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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When Claimant Characteristics and Prior Performance Predict Bureaucratic Error

The American Review of Public Administration 42(6):695-714. (November 2012)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2014
Sangyub Ryu, Jeffrey B. Wenger and Vicky M. Wilkins
International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Relations, RAND Corporation and American University - School of Public Affairs
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agency error, wrongful denials, Unemployment Insurance, performance, management

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Policy Information and the Polarization of American Social Policy Preferences

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez and Jeffrey B. Wenger
Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and RAND Corporation
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policy preferences, welfare states, social policy, survey experiments, unemployment insurance, policy information

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Boon or Bane?: 401(K) Loans and Loan Provisions

Forthcoming, Research on Aging
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Jeffrey B. Wenger and Christian E. Weller
RAND Corporation and University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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defined contribution, retirement savings, 401(k) loans

The Value of Working Conditions in the United States and Implications for the Structure of Wages

NBER Working Paper No. w25204
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 29 Oct 2018
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and RAND Corporation
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The Value of Working Conditions in the United States and Implications for the Structure of Wages

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13284
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 05 Nov 2018
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and RAND Corporation
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compensating differentials, stated preference experiments, wage differentials, working conditions

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Parents with an Unemployed Adult Child: Labor Supply, Consumption, and Savings Effects

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2017-368, American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 3116155
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Feb 2018
Kathryn Anne Edwards and Jeffrey B. Wenger
RAND Corporation and RAND Corporation
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retirement savings, family dynamics, labor supply

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Trading Speed for Accuracy? Managing Goal Conflict and Accommodation in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance Program

Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 175-198, May 2008
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Oct 2011
Jeffrey B. Wenger, Laurence J. O'Toole and Kenneth J. Meier
RAND Corporation, University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy and American University
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unemployment, administration, goal ambiguity, goal conflict

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Working Conditions in the United States Results of the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey

Maestas, Nicole, Kathleen J. Mullen, David Powell, Till von Wachter, and Jeffrey B. Wenger, Working Conditions in the United States: Results of the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and RAND Corporation
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Understanding Job Transitions and Retirement Expectations Using Stated Preferences for Job Characteristics

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2019-396
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Apr 2019
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and RAND Corporation
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labor force participation, older workers, second career, unretirement

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Divergent Fortunes: Income Diversification, Rising Older Entrepreneurship and Falling Younger Entrepreneurship

American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2957784
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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entrepreneurship, income diversification, economic pressures, liquidity constraints, nonpecuniary rewards

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Search Costs and Re-Employment Wage Gains for Displaced Workers

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 48, Issue 4, pp. 589-609, October 2009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
LAURA P. D’ARCY, Mark Stater and Jeffrey B. Wenger
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Trinity College (Hartford CT) and RAND Corporation
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Older Married Workers and Nonstandard Jobs: The Effects of Health and Health Insurance

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 411-431, July 2009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 May 2009
Jeffrey B. Wenger and Jeremy Reynolds
RAND Corporation and University of Georgia - Department of Sociology
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At the Discretion of Rogue Agents: How Automation Improves Women's Outcomes in Unemployment Insurance

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 313-333, 2009
Posted: 23 Mar 2009
Jeffrey B. Wenger and Vicky M. Wilkins
RAND Corporation and American University - School of Public Affairs

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Choosing Public Sector Employment: The Impact of Wages on the Representation of Women and Minorities in State Bureaucracies

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 397-413, 2008
Posted: 10 Jul 2008
Jared J. Llorens, Jeffrey B. Wenger and J. Edward Kellough
affiliation not provided to SSRN, RAND Corporation and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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