Department of Economics
1030 Thompson Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Email: adube (at) econs (dot) umass (dot) edu
My work focuses on labor economics, health economics and political economy. My core areas of research include minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform, and the economics of conflict. I received my B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy from Stanford University, and my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining UMass, I held a Research Economist position at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at University of California, Berkeley.
· “Determinants and Effects of Fiscal Stimulus – Findings from the ARRA using Spatial Variation” with Ethan Kaplan.
· “Employment Reallocation and Flows from Minimum Wages Using matched Employer-Employee Data” with Matthew Freedman.
· “Minimum Wage Effects on Jobs and Commuting within Local Labor Market” with Sylvia Allegretto and Michael Reich.
· “Do Graduated Driver License Laws Reduce Teen Employment?” with Lynn Scholl and Michael Reich.
“Do Frictions Matter in the Labor Market? Accessions, Separations and Minimum Wage Effects” with T. William Lester and Michael Reich.
IZA Discussion Paper available Updated version (April 2012)
Revision Requested, Journal of Labor Economics.
“The Labor Market Impact of Employer Health Benefit Mandates: Evidence from San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance” with Carrie H. Colla and William H. Dow.
NBER Working Paper available
with Michael Reich and Sylvia Allegretto.
with Eric Freeman and Michael Reich.
“Firm Entry and Wages: Impact of Wal-Mart Growth on Earnings Throughout the Retail Sector” with Barry Eidlin and T. William Lester.
with Oeindrila Dube and Omar David Garcia Ponce.
American Political Science Review, forthcoming.
with Carrie H. Colla and William H. Dow. Health Affairs, 2013 (Vol. 32, Issue 1).
“Coups, Corporation and Classified Information” with Ethan Kaplan and Suresh Naidu. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011 (Vol. 126, Issue 3).
NBER Working Paper available . See Slate Article on the Paper here.
with Carrie H. Colla and William Dow. Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 2011 (Vol. 14, Issue 2).
NBER Working Paper available .
with Sylvia Allegretto and Michael Reich. Industrial Relations, March 2011.
“Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties” with T. William Lester and Michael Reich. Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010 (Vol.92, Issue 4).
“Does Outsourcing Reduce Wages in the Low-Wage Service Occupations? Evidence from Janitors and Guards,” with Ethan Kaplan. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2010 (Volume 63, Issue 2).
"Complementarity of Shared Compensation and Decision-Making Systems: Evidence from the American Labor Market" with Richard Freeman, Kruse, Freeman, and Blasi, eds., Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Stock Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-based Stock Options. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
NBER Working Paper available here.
“The economic impacts of a citywide minimum wage” with Suresh Naidu and Michael Reich. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 2007.
“The Hidden Public Cost of Low Wage Jobs in California” with Carol Zabin and Ken Jacobs, State of California Labor 2004, University of California Institute for Labor and Employment, May 2004.
“Aggregate demand externalities and labor supply decisions: Worker discouragement and market inefficiency,” with Ethan Kaplan, Economics Letters, September 1997.
March 14, 2013.
with Ethan Kaplan, Economists Voice, March 2012.
Op-Ed in the New York Times
August 21, 2009
William H. Dow, Arindrajit Dube, and Carrie Hoverman Colla
and Job Quality – What Do We Know, and Should We Care?” with
Steve Wertheim, October 2005.
“Kids at Risk: Declining Employer-Based Health Coverage in California and the United States: A Crisis for Working Families,” with Ken Jacobs, Sarah Muller, Bob Brownstein, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, August 2005.
“Falling Apart: How Adults are Faring in the Crisis of Job-Based Health Insurance in California and the United States,” with Ken Jacobs, Sarah Muller, Bob Brownstein, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, June 2005.
“Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs,” with Ken Jacobs, August 2004.
“Research Brief: Productivity Impact of Health Care Reform in California,” 2003.
“2003 California Establishment Survey: Preliminary Results on Employer Based Healthcare Reform,” with Michael Reich, 2003.
“Paid Family Leave in California: An Analysis of Costs and Benefits,” with Ethan D. Kaplan, 2002.