Thomas J. Kniesner

Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

University Professor

Claremont, CA 91711

United States

Syracuse University - Department of Economics

Krisher Professor of Economics Emeritus

Syracuse, NY 13244-1020

United States

IZA

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

The Value of a Statistical Life

Forthcoming, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance , Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 19-15
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 May 2019
Thomas J. Kniesner and W. Kip Viscusi
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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value of a statistical life, VSL, CFOI, hedonic equilibrium, value of a statistical life year, VSLY, morbidity risk, mortality risk, benefit transfer, willingness to pay

The Forgotten Numbers: A Closer Look at COVID-19 Non-Fatal Valuations

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Thomas J. Kniesner and Ryan Sullivan
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Naval Postgraduate School
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Value of a Statistical Injury, VSI, Value of a Statistical Life, VSL, Covid-19, Pandemic, Willingness to Pay, Benefit-Cost Analysis, CDC

The Forgotten Numbers: A Closer Look at Covid-19 Non-Fatal Valuations

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Aug 2020
Thomas J. Kniesner and Ryan Sullivan
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Naval Postgraduate School
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value of a statistical injury, VSI, value of a statistical life, VSL, COVID-19, pandemic, willingness to pay, benefit-cost analysis, CDC

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Cost-Benefit Analysis: Why Relative Economic Position Does Not Matter

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Mar 2002
Thomas J. Kniesner and W. Kip Viscusi
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Panel Data

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-02
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Abbott Laboratories and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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Value of Statistical Life, VSL, CFOI, Panel Data, Fixed Effects, Random Effects, Long-Differences, PSID

The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Panel Data

Syracuse University Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 122
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Abbott Laboratories and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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VSL, panel data, fixed effects, random effects, long-differences, PSID

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How Managed Care Affects Medicaid Utilization: A Synthetic Difference-in-Differences Zero-Inflated Count Model

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Jan 1997
Thomas J. Kniesner, Deborah A. Freund and Anthony T. Lo Sasso
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research and DePaul University - Department of Economics
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Hedonic Wage Equilibrium: Theory, Evidence and Policy

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Thomas J. Kniesner and John D. Leeth
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Bentley University - Department of Economics
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quantile regression, panel data, VSL, job safety, hedonic labor market equilibrium, OSHA, workersï¾’ compensation insurance

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Value of a Statistical Life: Relative Position vs. Relative Age

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Feb 2005
Thomas J. Kniesner and W. Kip Viscusi
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Life-Cycle Consumption and the Age-Adjusted Value of Life

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Aug 2004
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
Downloads 203 (193,762)
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Life-Cycle Consumption and the Age-Adjusted Value of Life

NBER Working Paper No. w10266
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Thomas J. Kniesner, James P. Ziliak and W. Kip Viscusi
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, University of Kentucky - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Pinning Down the Value of Statistical Life

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Nov 2007
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Abbott Laboratories and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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VSL, panel data, fixed effects, random effects, PSID

Policy Relevant Heterogeneity in the Value of Statistical Life: New Evidence from Panel Data Quantile Regressions

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2010, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-28
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Oct 2009
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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value of statistical life, VSL, quantile regression, panel data, fixed effects, PSID, fatality risk, CFOI

Policy Relevant Heterogeneity in the Value of Statistical Life: New Evidence from Panel Data Quantile Regressions

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2010, Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 118
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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value of statistical life, VSL, quantile regression, panel data, fixed effects, PSID

Policy Relevant Heterogeneity in the Value of Statistical Life: New Evidence from Panel Data Quantile Regressions

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Nov 2009
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
Downloads 45 (523,779)
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value of statistical life, VSL, quantile regression, panel data, fixed effects, PSID, fatality risk, CFOI

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The Importance of Sample Attrition in Life Cycle Labor Supply Estimation

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Jan 1997
Thomas J. Kniesner and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy in Depression

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Vol. 5, p. 153, 2002
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner, Regina Powers and Thomas Croghan
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Government of the United States of America - Office of the Chief Economist and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
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depression, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, relapse, count models, zero inflated negative binomial regression

How Unobservable Productivity Biases the Value of a Statistical Life

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 524
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Nov 2005
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of Kentucky - Department of Economics and Abbott Laboratories
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value of statistical life, unobservable productivity, occupational fatality risks

How Unobservable Productivity Biases the Value of a Statistical Life

NBER Working Paper No. w11659
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2021
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Abbott Laboratories and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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Willingness to Accept Equals Willingness to Pay for Labor Market Estimates of the Value of Statistical Life

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 48, No. 3, June 2014, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper 13-06
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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willingness to pay, willingness to accept, value of statistical life, VSL, CFOI, panel data

Willingness to Accept Equals Willingness to Pay for Labor Market Estimates of the Value of Statistical Life

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Thomas J. Kniesner, W. Kip Viscusi and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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willingness to pay, willingness to accept, value of statistical life, VSL, CFOI, panel data, PSID

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Workplace Safety Policy: Past, Present, and Future

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner and John D. Leeth
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Bentley University - Department of Economics
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Labor Supply with Social Interactions: Econometric Estimates and Their Tax Policy Implications

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Sep 2007
Andrew Grodner and Thomas J. Kniesner
East Carolina University - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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labor supply, social interactions, reference group, instrumental variables, social multiplier, PSID

Labor Supply with Social Interactions: Econometric Estimates and Their Tax Policy Implications

Syracuse University Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 69
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
Andrew Grodner and Thomas J. Kniesner
East Carolina University - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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Data Mining Mining Data: MSHA Enforcement Efforts, Underground Coal Mine Safety, and New Health Policy Implications

Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 52
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner and John D. Leeth
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Bentley University - Department of Economics
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New Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life Using Air Bag Regulations as a Quasi-Experiment

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Nov 2012
Chris Rohlfs, Ryan Sullivan and Thomas J. Kniesner
Syracuse University, Naval Postgraduate School and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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value of statistical life, VSL, airbags, regression discontinuity design, quasi-experiment

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Losers and Losers: Some Demographics of Medical Malpractice Tort Reforms

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Sep 2011
Andrew Friedson and Thomas J. Kniesner
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
Downloads 45 (513,725)
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medical malpractice, tort reform, Texas closed claims, damage caps, quantile regression, maximum entropy

Combat, Casualties, and Compensation: Evidence from Iraq and Afghanistan

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Laura E. Armey, Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth and Ryan Sullivan
Government of the United States of America - Naval Postgraduate School, Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Bentley University - Department of Economics and Naval Postgraduate School
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military, deployment, VSL, casualties, danger pay

Differential and Distributional Effects of Energy Efficiency Surveys: Evidence from Electricity Consumption

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Thomas J. Kniesner and Galib Rustamov
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University
Downloads 26 (633,804)

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electricity consumption, information salience, selection bias, propensity-score matching, treatment effects, multiple treatments

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Distribution of Wealth and Interdependent Preferences

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Sep 2008
Andrew Grodner and Thomas J. Kniesner
East Carolina University - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
Downloads 36 (557,743)

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wealth inequality, earnings inequality, social welfare, social interactions

Hedonic Estimation Under Very General Conditions Using Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Aug 2013
Chris Rohlfs, Ryan Sullivan and Thomas J. Kniesner
Syracuse University, Naval Postgraduate School and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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hedonic, discrete choice, identification, experiment, quasi-experiment, marginal willingness to pay, attribute demand, amenity, heterogeneous goods, generalized, endogenous attributes, complement, substitute

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Social Interactions in Demand

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Andrew Grodner and Thomas J. Kniesner
East Carolina University - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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spillover, social interactions, consumer demand, conformity, labor demand

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Social Interactions in the Labor Market

Number of pages: 116 Posted: 04 Sep 2011
Andrew Grodner, Thomas J. Kniesner and John A. Bishop
East Carolina University - Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and East Carolina University - College of Business
Downloads 29 (596,869)
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social interactions, spillover, conformity, inequality, poverty, labor supply, reference group, social multiplier, income tax, PSID

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Does Chronic Illness Affect the Adequacy of Health Insurance Coverage?

Syracuse University Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 20
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Apr 2011
Eleanor D. Kinney, Thomas J. Kniesner and Kevin Stroupe
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
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Running the Risk of an Injury in the NFL: Short-Run and Career Consequences

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Aug 2019
Quinn Keefer and Thomas J. Kniesner
California State University, San Marcos - Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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Non-Fatal Injuries, NFL, Running Backs, Risky Effort, Rate-of-Return, Career Length, Poisson Regression, Arellano-Bond Model, Panel Data, Fixed Effects

Running the Risk of an Injury in the NFL: Short-Run and Career Consequences

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Sep 2019
Quinn Keefer and Thomas J. Kniesner
California State University, San Marcos - Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
Downloads 3 (823,959)

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non-fatal injuries, NFL, running backs, risky effort, rate-of-return, career length, Poisson regression, Arellano-Bond model, panel data, fixed effects

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Chronic Illness and Health Insurance-Related Job Lock

Syracuse University Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 19
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Apr 2011
Eleanor D. Kinney, Thomas J. Kniesner and Kevin Stroupe
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
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Tax Reform and Automatic Stabilization

Syracuse University Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics
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Reducing Risks in Wartime Through Capital-Labor Substitution: Evidence from World War Ii

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Chris Rohlfs, Ryan Sullivan and Thomas J. Kniesner
Syracuse University, Naval Postgraduate School and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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cost of saving lives, World War II, military cost functions, military capital-labor substitution, European theater of operation

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Behavioral Economics and the Value of a Statistical Life

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 May 2019
Thomas J. Kniesner
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences
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VSL, behavioral economics, WTP, WTA, reference dependence, benefit-cost analysis, nudge, internality

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Opting Out of Workers' Compensation: Non-Subscription in Texas and its Effects

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 May 2019
Lu Jinks, Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth and Anthony T. Lo Sasso
University of Illinois at Chicago, Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Bentley University - Department of Economics and DePaul University - Department of Economics
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workers' compensation insurance, non-subscription, difference-in-differences, triple differences, machine learning, PDS-LASSO

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County Characteristics and Poverty Spell Length

Applied Economics Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 19-44, 2007
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Andrew Grodner, John A. Bishop and Thomas J. Kniesner
East Carolina University - Department of Economics, East Carolina University - College of Business and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

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Economic Position Does Not Matter: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2002
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner and W. Kip Viscusi
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Law School

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Unfinished Business: Inadequate Health Coverage for Privately Insured, Seriously Ill Children

Children's Health Care, Vol. 30, No. 3, September 2001
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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Determinants of Medical Costs Following a Diagnosis of Depression

The Economics of Neuroscience, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 39-45, 2001
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner, Regina Powers and Thomas Croghan
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Government of the United States of America - Office of the Chief Economist and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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Intergenerational Labor Market and Welfare Consequences of Poor Health

Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 20, 2001
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner and Anthony T. Lo Sasso
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and DePaul University - Department of Economics

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Explicit Versus Implicit Income Insurance

The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 5-20, July 2002
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner and James P. Ziliak
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences and University of Kentucky - Department of Economics

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Provider Type and Depression Treatment Adequacy

Health Policy via Science Direct, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 321-332, June 2005
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas J. Kniesner, Regina Powers and Thomas Croghan
Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences, Government of the United States of America - Office of the Chief Economist and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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The Effect of Income Taxation on Consumption and Labor Supply

Journal of Labor Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
James P. Ziliak and Thomas J. Kniesner
University of Kentucky - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

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Social Interaction in Labor Supply

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 4, No. 6, December 2006
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Andrew Grodner and Thomas J. Kniesner
East Carolina University - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

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On the Measurement of Job Risk in Hedonic Wage Models

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2003
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Dan Black and Thomas J. Kniesner
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

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Antidepressant Treatment for Depression: Total Charges and Therapy Duration

The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 187-197, December 2000
Posted: 16 Apr 2011
Thomas Croghan and Thomas J. Kniesner
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

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Estimating Life Cycle Labor Supply Tax Effects

Posted: 09 Mar 1999
James P. Ziliak and Thomas J. Kniesner
University of Kentucky - Department of Economics and Claremont Graduate University - Department of Economic Sciences

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