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Selected Bibliography for Robert H. Topel
Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Professor in Urban and Labor Economics



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"Some Basic Economics of National Security." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; American Economic Review, 2013, 103(3), pp. 508-11.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.3.508
"On the Economics of Climate Policy." Gary. S. Becker, Kevin. M. Murphy and Robert. H. Topel; B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2011, 10(2).
http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2854

"War in Iraq Versus Containment," Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel, in G. D. Hess: Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2009, pp. 203-70

"Social Value and the Speed of Innovation." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; American Economic Review, 2007, 97(2), pp. 433-37.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/30034490

"The Value of Health and Longevity." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Journal of Political Economy, 2006, 114(5), pp. 871.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/508033

"Comment on 'Where Did the Productivity Growth Go? Inflation Dynamics and the Distribution of Income'." Robert Topel; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2005, 2005(2), pp. 135-44.
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/brookings_papers_on_economic_activity/v2005/2005.2sichel.pdf

"Entry, Pricing, and Product Design in an Initially Monopolized Market." Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Journal of Political Economy, 2004, 112(1), pp. S188-225.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/380084

Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach; Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2003
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uchicago/Doc?id=10389542

"Current Unemployment, Historically Contemplated." Chinhui Juhn, Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2002, (1), pp. 79-116.
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/brookings_papers_on_economic_activity/v2002/2002.1juhn.pdf

"Estimation and Inference in Two-Step Econometric Models." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2002, 20(1), pp. 88-97.
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&an=5699624

"Work, Wages, and Welfare: Comment," Robert Topel, in R. M. Blank and R. Haskins: The New World of Welfare. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2001, pp. 97-100

The Economic Value of Medical Research; Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Lasker Foundation, 1999
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/reports/pdf/economicvalue.pdf

"Labor Markets and Economic Growth," Robert Topel, in O. Ashenfelter and D. Card: Handbook of Labor Economics. Amsterdam; New York and Oxford: Elsevier Science North-Holland, 1999, pp. 2943-84
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1573-4463(99)30035-3

"Why Is the U S Unemployment Rate So Much Lower? Comment." Robert Topel; NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 1999, 13, pp. 67-72.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4623734

Labor Statistics Measurement Issues; John C. Haltiwanger, Marilyn Manser and Robert H. Topel; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uchicago/Doc?id=10216942

"Analytical Needs and Empirical Knowledge in Labor Economics," Robert Topel, in J. Haltiwanger, M. E. Manser and R. Topel: Labor Statistics Measurement Issues. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1998, pp. 51-70
http://www.nber.org/chapters/c8357

The Welfare State in Transition: Reforming the Swedish Model; Richard B. Freeman, Robert H. Topel and Birgitta Swedenborg; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uchicago/Doc?id=10230012

"Unemployment and Nonemployment." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert Topel; American Economic Review, 1997, 87(2), pp. 295-300.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28199705%2987%3A2%3C295%3AUAN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-6

"The Welfare State in Transition: Introduction," Richard B. Freeman, Robert Topel and Birgitta Swedenborg, in R. B. Freeman, R. Topel and B. Swedenborg: The Welfare State in Transition: Reforming the Swedish Model. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1997, pp. 1-32
http://www.nber.org/chapters/c6518

"Wage Policy and Restructuring: The Swedish Labor Market since 1960," Per-Anders Edin and Robert Topel, in R. B. Freeman, R. Topel and B. Swedenborg: The Welfare State in Transition: Reforming the Swedish Model. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1997, pp. 155-201
http://www.nber.org/chapters/c6522

"Factor Proportions and Relative Wages: The Supply-Side Determinants of Wage Inequality." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1997, 11(2), pp. 55-74.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0895-3309%28199721%2911%3A2%3C55%3AFPARWT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9

"Economic Impact of International Migration and the Economic Performance of Migrants," Robert J. LaLonde and Robert H. Topel, in M. R. Rosenzweig and O. Stark: Handbook of Population and Family Economics. Amsterdam; New York and Oxford: Elsevier Science North-Holland, 1997, pp. 799-850
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1574-003X(97)80006-2

"Favoritism in Organizations." Canice Prendergast and Robert H. Topel; Journal of Political Economy, 1996, 104(5), pp. 958-78.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3808%28199610%29104%3A5%3C958%3AFIO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9

"Labor Markets and Economic Growth: Lessons from Korea's Industrialization, 1970-1990," Dae-Il Kim and Robert H. Topel, in R. B. Freeman and L. F. Katz: Differences and Changes in Wage Structures. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1995, pp. 227-64

"Why the Natural Rate of Unemployment Has Risen." Robert H. Topel; Jobs & capital, 1994, 3, pp. p. 18-21.

"Wage Inequality and Regional Labour Market Performance in the US," Robert H. Topel, in T. Tachibanaki: Labour Market and Economic Performance: Europe, Japan and the USA. New York: St. Martin's Press; London: Macmillan Press, 1994, pp. 93-127

"Regional Labor Markets and the Determinants of Wage Inequality." Robert H. Topel; American Economic Review, 1994, 84(2), pp. 17-22.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28199405%2984%3A2%3C17%3ARLMATD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-%23

"What Have We Learned from Empirical Studies of Unemployment and Turnover?" Robert Topel; American Economic Review, 1993, 83(2), pp. 110-15.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28199305%2983%3A2%3C110%3AWHWLFE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C

"Discretion and Bias in Performance Evaluation." Canice Prendergast and Robert Topel; European Economic Review, 1993, 37(2-3), pp. 355.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0014-2921(93)90024-5

"International Trade and American Wages in the 1980s: Giant Sucking Sound or Small Hiccup?" Robert Z. Lawrence, Matthew J. Slaughter, Robert E. Hall, Steven J. Davis and Robert H. Topel; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Microeconomics, 1993, 1993(2), pp. 161-226.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=1057-8641%281993%291993%3A2%3C161%3AITAAWI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P

"Unemployment and Insurance," Robert H. Topel, in P. N. Van de Water: Social Insurance Issues for the Nineties: Proceedings of the Third Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1992, pp. 135-56

"Job Mobility and the Careers of Young Men." Robert H. Topel and Michael P. Ward; Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992, 107(2), pp. 439-79.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0033-5533%28199205%29107%3A2%3C439%3AJMATCO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-D

"The Assimilation of Immigrants in the U S Labor Market," Robert J. LaLonde and Robert H. Topel, in G. J. Borjas and R. B. Freeman: Immigration and the Work Force: Economic Consequences for the United States and Source Areas. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pp. 67-92
http://www.nber.org/chapters/c6906

"Why Has the Natural Rate of Unemployment Increased over Time?" Chinhui Juhn, Kevin M. Murphy, Robert H. Topel, Janet L. Yellen and Martin Neil Baily; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1991, 1991(2), pp. 75-142.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0007-2303%281991%291991%3A2%3C75%3AWHTNRO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-F

"Specific Capital, Mobility, and Wages: Wages Rise with Job Seniority." Robert Topel; Journal of Political Economy, 1991, 99(1), pp. 145-76.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3808%28199102%2999%3A1%3C145%3ASCMAWW%3E2.0.CO%3B2-L

"Employment Risk, Diversification, and Unemployment." George R. Neumann and Robert H. Topel; Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991, 106(4), pp. 1341-65.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0033-5533%28199111%29106%3A4%3C1341%3AERDAU%3E2.0.CO%3B2-1

"Labor Market Adjustments to Increased Immigration," Robert J. LaLonde and Robert H. Topel, in J. M. Abowd and R. B. Freeman: Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1991, pp. 167-99
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uchicago/Doc?id=10216919

"Immigrants in the American Labor Market: Quality, Assimilation, and Distributional Effects." Robert J. LaLonde and Robert H. Topel; American Economic Review, 1991, 81(2), pp. 297-302.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28199105%2981%3A2%3C297%3AIITALM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-5

"Wage Dispersion between and within U.S. Manufacturing Plants, 1963-86." Steve J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Lawrence F. Katz and Robert Topel; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Microeconomics, 1991, 1991, pp. 115-200.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=1057-8641%281991%291991%3C115%3AWDBAWU%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3

"Financing Unemployment Insurance: History, Incentives, and Reform," Robert Topel, in W. L. Hansen, J. F. Byers and J. L. Thal: Unemployment Insurance : The Second Half-Century. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990, pp. 108-35

"Specific Capital and Unemployment: Measuring the Costs and Consequences of Job Loss." Robert Topel; Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 1990, 33, pp. 181-214.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-2231(90)90013-B

"Efficiency Wages Reconsidered: Theory and Evidence," Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel, in Y. Weiss and G. Fishelson: Advances in the Theory and Measurement of Unemployment. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990, pp. 204-40

"Industry Rents: Evidence and Implications." Lawrence F. Katz, Lawrence H. Summers, Robert E. Hall, Charles L. Schultze and Robert H. Topel; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Microeconomics, 1989, 1989, pp. 209-90.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=1057-8641%281989%291989%3C209%3AIREAI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-8

"Review of 'Handbook of Labor Economics'." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Economic Literature, 1988, 26( 4), pp. 1790.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0515%28198812%2926%3A4%3C1790%3AHOLE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-E

"Sectoral Uncertainty and Unemployment," Robert H. Topel and Laurence Weiss, in R. A. Hart: Employment, Unemployment and Labor Utilization. Winchester, Mass. and London: Allen and Unwin, 1988, pp. 344-63

"Some Recent Developments in Labor Economics and Their Implications for Macroeconomics: Comment." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 1988, 20(3), pp. 523-26.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-2879%28198808%2920%3A3%3C523%3ASRDILE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-1

"Housing Investment in the United States." Robert Topel and Sherwin Rosen; Journal of Political Economy, 1988, 96(4), pp. 718-40.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3808%28198808%2996%3A4%3C718%3AHIITUS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B

"Unemployment, Risk, and Earnings: Testing for Equalizing Wage Differences in the Labor Market," Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel, in K. Lang: Unemployment and the Structure of Labor Markets. New York and Oxford: Blackwell, 1987, pp. 103-40

"The Evolution of Unemployment in the United States: 1968-1985." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 1987, 2, pp. 11-58.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4623703

"Job Mobility, Search, and Earnings Growth: A Reinterpretation of Human Capital Earnings Functions," Robert Topel, in R. G. Ehrenberg: Research in Labor Economics. A Research Annual Greenwich, Conn., and London: JAI Press, 1986, pp. 199-233

"Local Labor Markets." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Political Economy, 1986, 94(3), pp. S111-S43.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3808%28198606%2994%3A3%3CS111%3ALLM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-%23

"Efficient Labor Contracts with Employment Risk." Robert H. Topel and Finis Welch; The RAND Journal of Economics, 1986, 17(4).
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0741-6261%28198624%2917%3A4%3C%3AELCWER%3E2.0.CO%3B2-R

"Estimation and Inference in Two-Step Econometric Models." Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 1985, 3(4), pp. 370-79.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0735-0015%28198510%293%3A4%3C370%3AEAIITE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-S

"Experience Rating of Unemployment Insurance and the Incidence of Unemployment." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Law and Economics, 1984, 27(1), pp. 61-90.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-2186%28198404%2927%3A1%3C61%3AEROUIA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C

"Equilibrium Earnings, Turnover, and Unemployment: New Evidence." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Labor Economics, 1984, 2(4), pp. 500-22.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0734-306X%28198410%292%3A4%3C500%3AEETAUN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-5

"On Layoffs and Unemployment Insurance." Robert H. Topel; American Economic Review, 1983, 73(4), pp. 541-59.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28198309%2973%3A4%3C541%3AOLAUI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-N

"Review of 'Employment Hazards'." Robert H. Topel; Journal of Economic Literature, 1982, 20( 1), pp. 133.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0515%28198203%2920%3A1%3C133%3AEHAIOM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-E

"Inventories, Layoffs, and the Short-Run Demand for Labor." Robert H. Topel; American Economic Review, 1982, 72(4), pp. 769-87.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28198209%2972%3A4%3C769%3AILATSD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3

Layoffs, Inventories, and the Demand for Labor; Robert Topel; Ph.D Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980.

"Unemployment Insurance: Survey and Extensions." Robert Topel and Finis Welch; Economica, 1980, 47(187), pp. 351-79.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-0427%28198008%292%3A47%3A187%3C351%3AUISAE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-U

Working Papers  

War in Iraq Versus Containment; Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; NBER working paper series ; no. w12092; Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2006.
http://www.nber.org/papers/w12092

The Value of Health and Longevity; Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; NBER Working Papers Series No. 11405; Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2005.
http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11405

Entry, Pricing and Product Design in an Initially Monopolized Market; Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel; NBER working paper series no. 8547; Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2001.
http://www.nber.org/papers/W8547

Economic Impact of International Migration and the Economic Performance of Migrants; Robert John LaLonde and Robert W. Topel; Working paper no. 96; Chicago: Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, University of Chicago, 1994.
http://research.chicagobooth.edu/economy/research/articles/96.pdf

Favoritism in Organizations; Canice Prendergast and Robert H. Topel; NBER working paper series ;; working paper no. 4427; Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1993.
http://papers.nber.org/papers/4427

Specific Capital, Mobility, and Wages : Wages Rise with Job Seniority; Robert H. Topel; NBER working paper series no. 3294.; Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1990.
http://papers.nber.org/papers/3294

The Assimilation of Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Markets; Robert John LaLonde and Robert H. Topel; NBER working papers series no. 3573.; Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1990.
http://papers.nber.org/papers/3573

Labor Market Adjustments to Increased Immigration; Robert J. LaLonde and Robert H. Topel; Working Papers no 55; Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, University of Chicago 1989.
http://research.chicagobooth.edu/economy/research/articles/55.pdf

Job Mobility and the Careers of Young Men; Robert H. Topel and Michael Paul Ward; NBER working paper series no. 2649; Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1988.
http://papers.nber.org/papers/2649

A Time-Series Model of Housing Investment in the U.S; Sherwin Rosen and Robert H. Topel; NBER Working paper Series no. 1818; Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1986.
http://papers.nber.org/papers/w1818

Efficient Labor Contracts with Employment Risk; Robert H. Topel and Finis Welch; UCLA Economics Working Papers #399, 1986.
http://www.econ.ucla.edu/workingpapers/wp399.pdf

Sectoral Uncertainty and Unemployment; Robert Topel and Laurence Weiss; UCLA Economics Working Papers #384, 1985.
http://www.econ.ucla.edu/workingpapers/wp384.pdf

A Time Series Model of Housing Investment in the U S; Robert Topel and Sherwin Rosen; UCLA Economics Working Papers #387, 1985.
http://www.econ.ucla.edu/workingpapers/wp387.pdf

Unemployment Insurance, Experience Rating, and the Occurrence of Unemployment; Robert H. Topel; Working paper no. 21; Chicago: Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, University of Chicago, 1982.
http://research.chicagobooth.edu/economy/research/articles/21.pdf

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