Faculty Directory

Paul J. Wolfson

Senior Statistical Research Associate



DegreePhD, Yale University, 1989
BA, The University of Chicago, 1978

AREAS OF EXPERTISEEconometrics; time series analysis; statistical graphics;
SAS, Stata and Matlab

Selected Publications

  • With D. Belman, What Does the Minimum Wage Do?, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2014. Recipient of the William G. Bowen Award for the Outstanding Book on Labor and Public Policy.
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  • With C. Helfat and D. Harris, "The Pipeline to the Top: Women and Men in the Top Executive Ranks of U.S. Corporations," Academy of Management Perspectives, 20(4), November 2006
  • "The Minimum Wage: Consequences for Prices and Quantities in Low Wage Labor Markets," The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, July 2004
  • "The Minimum Wage, Employment and the AS-IF Methodology," Empirical Economics, August 2001
  • "The Supermarket Industry at the Start of the 21st Century: Key Findings from the 2000 Supermarket Panel," Journal of Food Distribution Research, July 2001
  • "Its Bark Is Worse Than Its Bite: The Wage and Employment Effects of the Minimum Wage in the U.S.," Australian Economic Papers, June 1999
  • "A Simple Keynesian Model with Flexible Wages: A Succinct Synthesis," Journal of Macroeconomics, January 1994

Working Papers

  • With D. Belman, "The Effect of Legislated Minimum Wage Increases on Employment and Hours: A Dynamic Analysis"
  • With D. Belman and K. Monaco, "Earnings and Hours of Work in a Weakly Regulated Labor Market: The Case of Truck Drivers"

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2000–present
  • Assistant Director, Retail Food Industry Center, 1998–2000, University of Minnesota
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, 1996–98
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988–96
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1995–96, 1993–94, 1987–88