Professor Paul Carlin, Chair
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1985
M.A. in Economics, Georgetown University, 1972
A.B. in Economics, Tufts University, 1967
Office: CA 515
Professor Carlin’s research is in labor and family economics. Recent published work has analyzed affirmative action policies, spousal connections between earnings and labor supply, allocation of time to volunteering and (intrahousehold ) allocation of time to chores (home production). Current working papers consider the causes of the cross-country obesity rise, the role of the market and productivity measures in the faculty gender wage gap. An applied economist, Professor Carlin primarily uses the tool of multiple regression analysis applied to large micro data sets. But he has also conducted economic experiments to gain insight into the relevance of particular theoretical models.
- "Does Legal Heritage Affect Obesity? The Channel of Motor Vehicle Dependence," joint with Michael Kidd and Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming.
- "Academic Wage Structure: The Roles of Peer Review, Performance, and Market Forces," joint with Michael Kidd, Patrick Rooney, and Brian Denton, Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
- "Experimenting with Affirmative Action: The Coate and Loury Model," joint with Michael Kidd and Jay Pot, The Economic Record, vol. 84 (266), pp. 322-337, September 2008. (best article of 2008)
- "U.K. Evidence on the Earnings Penalty for Men with Working Wives, 1983 to 1995," joint with D.H. Blackaby and P.D. Murphy, Labour Economics 14(1):119-134, January 2007.
- "Intra-family Time Allocation to Housework: French Evidence," joint with Dominique Anxo, International Journal of Time Use Studies,Vol. 1, No. 1, 14-36, August 2004.
- "Family Background and the Estimated Return to Schooling in Earnings Regressions: Swedish Evidence," with Sveinn Agnarsson, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 37, No.3, 680-692, Summer 2002.
- "Evidence on the Volunteer Labor Supply of Married Women," Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 67, No. 4, 801-824, April 2001.
- "Do Children Affect Male Labor Supply in Sweden? Time Diary vs. Survey Evidence," with L. Flood, Labor Economics, Vol. 4, Vol. 2, 165-181, June 1997.
- "The Productivity of Lunch and Other Break Time in Sweden: An Hedonic Earnings Approach," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, 324-341, January 1997.
- "Intrafamily Bargaining and Time Allocation," Research in Population Economics, vol. 7, pp. 215-243, 1991.
- "Estimating the Implicit Value of a Young Child’s Life," with Robert Sandy, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 58, No. 1, 186-202, July 1991.